Exotic Animal Medicine for the Veterinary Technician

ISBN-10: 0813819288

ISBN-13: 9780813819280

Edition: 2003

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'Exotic Animal Medicine for the Veterinary Technician' introduces veterinary technicians to the most common kinds of exotic animals they're likely to encounter in practice and provides straightforward descriptions and explanations of procedures they may be expected to perform on exotics.
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List price: $64.99
Copyright year: 2003
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons, Incorporated
Publication date: 12/2/2003
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 379
Size: 8.50" wide x 10.50" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 2.442
Language: English

#60;b#62;Bonnie Ballard#60;/b#62;, DVM, is Program Director of Veterinary Technology at Gwinnett Technical College in Lawrenceville, Georgia.#60;br#62;#60;p#62;#60;b#62;Ryan Cheek#60;/b#62;, RVT, is a veterinary technician at Avalon Animal Hospital in Lawrenceville, Georgia.

Contributorsp. xi
Prefacep. xiii
Dedicationp. xiv
Acknowledgmentsp. xv
Disclaimerp. xvi
The Role of Veterinary Technicians in Exotic Animal Medicinep. 3
The Avian Patientp. 5
Taxonomy and Common Species Seen in Practicep. 5
Behavior of Selected Speciesp. 5
Anatomy and Physiologyp. 8
Husbandry and Nutritionp. 10
Common and Zoonotic Diseases (Infectious and Noninfectious)p. 11
Noninfectious Diseasesp. 14
Nutritional Deficienciesp. 15
Other Diseasesp. 15
Taking the History and Performing a Physical Examp. 16
Preventative Medicinep. 17
Restraintp. 17
Radiologyp. 18
Anesthesia and Surgeryp. 19
Parasitologyp. 20
Hematologyp. 21
Emergency and Critical Carep. 21
Neonatology and Pediatricsp. 22
Sex Determinationp. 23
Techniquesp. 23
Euthanasiap. 28
The Lizardp. 31
Introductionp. 31
Anatomy and Physiologyp. 31
Husbandryp. 40
Quarantinep. 44
Nutritionp. 45
Common Disordersp. 48
Zoonosesp. 55
History and Physical Examp. 57
Radiologyp. 61
Surgery and Anesthesiap. 62
Parasitologyp. 64
Emergenciesp. 68
Techniquesp. 72
Euthanasiap. 77
Color plates
The Snakep. 81
Introductionp. 81
Captive-Bred Versus Wild-Caughtp. 81
Behaviorp. 81
Anatomy and Physiologyp. 82
Reproductive Biology and Husbandryp. 89
Egg Incubation and Managementp. 90
Housingp. 92
Quarantinep. 99
Nutritionp. 100
Diseases and Clinical Conditionsp. 102
Taking a Historyp. 106
Preparing for the Physical Examp. 108
Restraintp. 108
The Physical Examp. 110
Radiologyp. 111
Anesthesiap. 112
Surgeryp. 114
Parasitologyp. 115
Common Parasites of Snakesp. 116
Emergency and Critical Carep. 117
Emergency Conditionsp. 118
Critical Care Monitoringp. 119
Sex Determinationp. 119
Clinical Techniquesp. 120
Transportationp. 125
Venomous Snakesp. 125
Euthanasiap. 125
Being a Responsible Snake Ownerp. 126
The Cheloniansp. 129
Introductionp. 129
Anatomy and Physiologyp. 129
Husbandry and Nutritionp. 131
Common Diseasesp. 133
Zoonosesp. 135
Obtaining a History and Performing a Physical Examinationp. 136
Radiologyp. 137
Anesthesiap. 137
Parasitologyp. 138
Emergency and Critical Carep. 138
Clinical Techniquesp. 139
Euthanasiap. 142
The Amphibiansp. 145
Introduction, Taxonomy, and Natural Historyp. 145
Anatomy and Physiologyp. 149
Husbandryp. 154
Quarantinep. 160
Nutritionp. 161
Common Disordersp. 164
Obtaining a History, Restraint, and Physical Examp. 168
Radiologyp. 171
Anesthesia and Surgeryp. 172
Techniquesp. 173
Euthanasiap. 176
The Ferretp. 179
Anatomyp. 179
Biological and Reproductive Datap. 180
Behaviorp. 180
Husbandryp. 181
Nutritionp. 182
Common and Zoonotic Diseasesp. 183
History and Physical Examinationp. 184
Preventative Medicinep. 184
Restraintp. 184
Radiology and Ultrasoundp. 185
Surgery and Anesthesiap. 185
Parasitologyp. 185
Urinalysisp. 186
Emergency and Critical Carep. 186
Sex Determinationp. 187
Techniquesp. 187
Euthanasiap. 189
The Rabbitp. 191
Introductionp. 191
Common Types Seen in Practicep. 191
Behaviorp. 191
Anatomy and Physiologyp. 192
Biologic and Reproductive Datap. 195
Husbandryp. 196
Nutritionp. 196
Common and Zoonotic Diseasesp. 198
Taking the History and Performing a Physical Examinationp. 205
Restraintp. 206
Radiologyp. 207
Anesthesiap. 208
Common Surgical Proceduresp. 213
Parasitologyp. 214
Urinalysisp. 215
Emergency and Critical Carep. 215
Sex Determinationp. 216
Clinical Techniquesp. 216
Euthanasiap. 222
The Mouse, Rat, Gerbil, and Hamsterp. 227
Anatomy and Physiologyp. 227
Biologic and Reproductive Datap. 228
Husbandryp. 229
Nutritionp. 229
Common Parasites, Diseases, and Zoonosesp. 229
Behaviorp. 231
History and Physical Examinationp. 232
Restraint and Handlingp. 232
Radiologyp. 233
Surgery and Anesthesiap. 233
Bandaging and Wound Carep. 234
Emergency and Critical Carep. 234
Sex Determinationp. 234
Techniquesp. 234
Euthanasiap. 237
The Chinchillap. 239
Taxonomy/Common Species Seen in Practicep. 239
Anatomy and Physiologyp. 239
Reproductionp. 241
Husbandryp. 241
Nutritionp. 241
Common and Zoonotic Diseasesp. 241
Behaviorp. 243
Taking the History and Performing the Physical Examp. 243
Handling and Restraintp. 243
Radiologyp. 243
Anesthesia and Surgeryp. 244
Parasitologyp. 244
Urinalysisp. 244
Emergency and Critical Carep. 244
Sex Determinationp. 244
Techniquesp. 244
Euthanasiap. 246
The Guinea Pigp. 247
Common Typesp. 247
Behaviorp. 247
Anatomy and Physiologyp. 247
Biologic and Reproductive Datap. 247
Husbandryp. 248
Nutritionp. 248
Common and Zoonotic Diseasesp. 249
History and Physical Examp. 249
Restraintp. 249
Radiologyp. 250
Surgery and Anesthesiap. 250
Parasitologyp. 250
Urinalysisp. 251
Emergency and Critical Carep. 251
Sex Determinationp. 251
Techniquesp. 251
Euthanasiap. 253
The Hedgehogp. 255
Taxonomy, Anatomy, and Physiologyp. 255
Biologic and Reproductive Datap. 256
Behaviorp. 256
Husbandryp. 257
Nutritionp. 257
Common Diseasesp. 258
Obtaining a History and Physical Examinationp. 258
Radiologyp. 258
Anesthesia and Surgeryp. 259
Urinalysisp. 259
Parasitologyp. 259
Emergency and Critical Carep. 259
Sex Determinationp. 259
Techniquesp. 259
Other Species Seen in Practicep. 263
Skunksp. 263
Prairie Dogsp. 267
Sugar Glidersp. 269
The Role of the Veterinary Technician in Wildlife Rehabilitationp. 273
Introductionp. 273
Getting Startedp. 273
Rehabilitating Wildlife in a Small Animal Veterinary Hospitalp. 274
Clinic Protocolsp. 274
Intake Proceduresp. 277
Ethical Considerations and Reducing Stress in Captive Wildlifep. 278
Initial Examp. 278
Choosing Treatment Routesp. 279
Release Criteria Versus Euthanasiap. 280
Imprinting and Tamingp. 281
Transporting Wildlifep. 282
Raptor Carep. 283
Altricial Orphan Songbird Basic Carep. 290
Caring for Adult Passerine (Song) Birdsp. 295
Precocial Bird Basic Carep. 298
Adult Precocial Birds (Including Waterfowl and Wading Birds)p. 299
General Orphan Mammal Carep. 300
Species Care Sheetsp. 304
Avian and Reptile Hematologyp. 307
Introductionp. 307
Blood Collectionp. 307
Blood Smear and Assessmentp. 307
Appendices
State/Federal Wildlife Permit Officesp. 313
Wildlife Admissions/Exam/Care Formsp. 317
Handling and Restraint of Wildlife Speciesp. 321
Tail Wrappingp. 327
Guide to Identification of Hatchling and Nestling Songbirdsp. 329
Average Body Weights of Selected North American Songbirdsp. 335
Species Care Sheetsp. 337
Biological Data of Selected North American Wild Mammalsp. 347
Glossary of Medical Conditions and Treatmentsp. 349
Wildlife Product Sourcesp. 353
Additional Readingp. 357
Supplies Necessary for an Exotic Practicep. 361
Indexp. 363
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