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Exotic Animal Medicine for the Veterinary Technician, 4E



EditorBonnie Ballard / Ryan Cheek

価格:13,970円 (本体 12,700円+税) 送料サービス

・Release: 2024

・ISBN: 9781119863144

・752 Pages

・Trim Size: 215.9 X 38.1 X 274.3 ・Paperback


Exotic Animal Medicine for the Veterinary Technician

Comprehensive full color textbook on common exotic species, written specifically for vet techs in classroom or clinical settings

Now in its fourth edition, Exotic Animal Medicine for the Veterinary Technician is a comprehensive yet clear introduction to exotic animal practice for veterinary technicians in the classroom and clinical settings alike. With an emphasis on the exotic species most likely to find their way to a veterinary practice, the book offers coverage of birds, reptiles, amphibians, exotic companion mammals, and wildlife. It also features discussions of anatomy, restraint, common diseases, radiology, anesthesia and analgesia, clinical skills, surgical assisting, and parasitology.

This edition offers new updates throughout, including new chapters related to critical care feeding of exotic companion mammals, reptile infectious diseases, and exotic animal rehabilitation. It also provides full-color photos, including radiographs.

Designed to provide technicians with all the information necessary to confidently and competently treat exotic patients, Exotic Animal Medicine for the Veterinary Technician offers easy-to-follow descriptions of common procedures and techniques. A companion website delivers review questions and images from the book in PowerPoint format.

Topics covered in Exotic Animal Medicine for the Veterinary Technician include:

  • Herpetoculture and reproduction, covering captive bred versus wild caught, quarantining, methods of sex determination, and reproductive behavior
  • Criteria to determine water quality for fish, including pH, oxygen, temperature, chlorine and chloramine, and salinity
  • Clinical techniques for degus, including oral (PO), subcutaneous (SC), intramuscular (IM), intraperitoneal (IP), catheter placement, and wound management
  • Role of the veterinary technician in wildlife rehabilitation, covering clinical protocols, intake procedures, ethical considerations, and choosing treatment routes

Exotic Animal Medicine for the Veterinary Technician is an essential reference for veterinary technician students, along with veterinary technicians working in an exotic practice, or veterinary technicians who work in a small animal practice where adding exotic patients is being considered.

Table of contents

  • Contributors xxxiii
  • Preface xxxvii
  • Acknowledgments xxxix
  • Disclaimer xli
  • About the Companion Website xliii
  • Section I Introduction 1
  • Exotic Animals in Clinical Practice 3
    Bonnie Ballard
  • Section II Analgesia and Anesthesia 9
  • Exotic Anesthesia and Analgesia 11
    Jody Nugent-Deal
  • Anesthetic Equipment and Monitoring for Exotic Patients 35
    Katrina Lafferty
  • Physical Rehabilitation 49
    Jodi Seidel
  • Section III Avian 61
  • Psittacine and Passerine Birds 63
    Cheryl B. Greenacre and Janet L. Pezzi-Jones
  • Psittacine Behavior, Husbandry, and Enrichment 99
    April Romagnano, Tarah Hadley, Ashley McGaha, and Jan Hooimeijer
  • Aviary Design and Management 113
    April Romagnano
  • Sex Differentiation and Reproduction 119
    April Romagnano and Tarah Hadley
  • Section IV Reptiles 125 
  • Lizards 127
    Stacey Leonatti Wilkinson and Brad Wilson
  • Snakes 177
    Ryan Cheek
  • Chelonians 231
    Sarah Camlic, Ryan Cheek, Pia Bartolini, and Samuel Rivera
  • Herpetoculture and Reproduction 273
    David Martinez-Jimenez
  • Infectious Diseases of Reptiles 297
    Pia Bartolini
  • Section V Amphibians and Aquatic Animals 321
  • Amphibians 323
    Brad Wilson
  • Fish 369
    Sandy Skeba and Bonnie Ballard
  • Section VI Exotic Companion Mammals 397
  • Ferrets 399
    Colleen Roman
  • Rabbits 421
    Vanessa K. Lee, Douglas K. Taylor, and Deborah Mook
  • Mice, Rats, Gerbils, and Hamsters 465
    April Romagnano
  • Chinchillas 483
    Ashley McGaha
  • Guinea Pigs 493
    Liz Vetrano
  • Degus 511
    Stacey Leonatti Wilkinson
  • Hedgehogs 519
    Ashley McGaha
  • Skunks 529
    Serina Scott and Samuel Rivera
  • Sugar Gliders 535
    Nia Chau and Samuel Rivera
  • Prairie Dogs 547
    Stacey Leonatti Wilkinson and Samuel Rivera
  • Critical Care Feeding 555
    Micah Kohles
  • Section VII Hematology 561
  • Avian and Reptile Hematology 563
    Denise I. Bounous
  • Section VIII Zoo, Aquarium Medicine, and Wildlife 569
  • The Role of a Veterinary Technician in a Zoo 571
    Sandy Skeba
  • The Role of a Veterinary Technician at a Public Aquarium 587
    Rachel Parchem
  • The Role of the Veterinary Technician in Wildlife Rehabilitation 595
    Melanie Haire
  • Section IX Appendices 627
  • Appendix 1 State/Federal Wildlife Permit Offices 629
  • Appendix 2 Wildlife Admissions/Exam/Care Forms 633
  • Appendix 3 Handling and Restraint of Wildlife Species 637
    Florina S. Tseng DVM
  • Appendix 4 Tail Wrapping 643
  • Appendix 5 Guide to Identification of Hatchling and Nestling Songbirds 645
  • Appendix 6 Average Body Weights of Selected North American Songbirds 649
  • Appendix 7 Species Care Sheets 651
  • Appendix 8 Biological Data of Selected North American Wild Mammals 659
  • Appendix 9 Glossary of Medical Conditions and Treatments 661
  • Appendix 10 Wildlife Product Sources 665
  • Appendix 11 Additional Resources 669
  • Appendix 12 Supplies Necessary for an Exotic Practice 673
  • Appendix 13 Animal Training Documentation 675
  • Appendix 14 Animal Data Transfer Form 677
  • Appendix 15 Operating Protocols: Animal Training Request Form 683
  • Appendix 16 Operating Protocols: Enrichment and Evaluation Form 685
  • Index 687