This new edition provides the reader with new chapters on emergency care and endoscopy. Appendices include a formulary, a table of differentials for presenting signs, and a protocol for handling venomous snakes and lizards.
Fully updated and expanded to keep pace with the developments in this area of small animal practice, this new edition covers all aspects of treating reptile patients, including diagnosis, surgical techniques and euthanasia. Chapter dedicated to anatomy and physiology A consideration of the reptile pet trade Revised and expanded appendices New chapters on crocodilians and sea turtles
This best selling manual has been fully revised and updated with the latest information. New chapters include neurological genetic disease testing and counselling; adjunctive therapies; and nutrition. This edition will also feature a DVD-ROM with video clips.
Behavior of Exotic Pets is the first book on the subject to be written by behavioral experts, all with a wealth of practical experience. Divided into species-specific chapters, the book explains the normal behavior for each group of animals, including reproduction, parenting, communication and social behavior. The book also addresses animals’ environmental needs based on their behavior to enable owners to provide better husbandry and avoid potential problems. Descriptions of common behavioral problems are included, with practical recommendations for their treatment or management. This text is essential for any veterinary professional who would like to improve their knowledge of exotic animal behavior. It also serves as a valuable reference for animal behaviorists, exotic animal veterinarians, veterinary students, and anyone caring for these animals in captivity. Key features: The first and only book on exotic pet behavior written by behaviorists Covers a wide range of exotic pet species Discusses methods for treating and managing common behavioral problems Offers practical advice on topics such as housing and handling of animals Includes separate chapters on learning, welfare, and behavioral pharmacology
This remains the Foundation Manual for information across the range of exotic pets, from small mammals, through birds, reptiles and amphibians, to invertebrates. Commoner pets, such as rabbits, rodents and budgies retain their place. However, the ever-increasing range of non-traditional pets encountered by the veterinary surgeon in practice is reflected in coverage of some new groups, such as marsupials, ratites and crocodilians.
The Textbook of Rabbit Medicine second edition is the completely revised and updated new edition of Frances Harcourt Brown’s acclaimed text covering all aspects of rabbit medicine. While the authoritative and evidence-based approach that made the original book so successful has been retained, in this new second edition well-known rabbit expert Molly Varga adds a stronger clinical focus that makes the Textbook invaluable as a point-of-care resource as well as a respected reference. With many additional features introduced for this update, the Textbook of Rabbit Medicine second edition remains the definitive and comprehensive reference of choice for all veterinary practitioners seeking information on the pet rabbit. Comprehensive, in-depth and authoritative coverage of the health and diseases of the domestic rabbit Detailed and explicit line artwork provides a clear understanding of physiological processes A practical, evidence-based resource for the effective treatment of pet rabbits. Entire text reviewed and updated by a leading expert, with major revision of therapeutics, anaesthesia, abscesses and neurology chapters. New clinical emphasis with clinical tips boxes throughout the text increase its practical focus Ancillary website presents clips of key procedures, an image library and podcasts Completely redesigned with more user-friendly text layout and full colour throughout. Many more illustrations specially commissioned for this edition
Reptile Medicine and Surgery in Clinical Practice is the ideal guide for the busy veterinarian treating occasional reptile cases. Designed as a quick reference, but with comprehensive coverage of all the topics needed for first opinion practice. Richly illustrated in colour throughout, the book presents the principles of reptile medicine and surgery including anatomy, physiology, behaviour, reproduction and infectious diseases. Application in a clinical setting is described, including guidance on the physical examination, diagnostic testing and imaging, treatment options and techniques including anaesthesia and surgery. With contributions from authors around the world, a balanced international viewpoint of herpetological medicine is presented.
This practical, user-friendly resource provides essential information on the care and treatment of exotic pets. Coverage includes common health and nutritional issues, as well as restraint techniques, lab values, drug dosages, and special equipment needed to treat exotic animals.
"This new edition has been completely revised and updated inline with NVQ practical requirements and offers an easily accessible guide to common procedures and nursing skills used within general practice. The easy-to-use format of the previous edition has been retained and is now enhanced by full colour illustrations."--BOOK JACKET.
A quick, concise reference to the drugs and dosages used to treat exotic animals, Exotic Animal Formulary, 4th Edition addresses the most common questions and medical situations you encounter in clinical practice. Species covered include birds, fish, amphibians, reptiles, primates, wildlife, and all kinds of small mammals and "pocket pets." This edition is updated with a new chapter on invertebrates, information on the latest drugs, and a colorful new design. Written by clinical and research veterinarian James Carpenter, this book is the only drug formulary on the market created solely for the treatment of exotic animals. Nearly 200 drug tables provide clear, current recommendations on drugs, indications, and dosages used in treating exotic animals, including biological tables with details on therapies and diets, normal blood parameters of common species, venipuncture sites, differential diagnosis, and medical protocols for common conditions. All drug information is reviewed for accuracy, ensuring that this reference remains authoritative and current. Easy-to-use organization divides drug monographs into quick-reference chapters including: Invertebrates, Fish, Amphibians, Reptiles, Birds, Sugar Gliders, Hedgehogs, Rodents, Rabbits, Ferrets, Miniature Pigs, Primates, and Wildlife. Additional drug topics include antimicrobial, antifungal, and antiparasitic agents. More than 20 expert authors contribute to this edition. References in each chapter provide resources for further research and study. Convenient appendices provide a single source for information such as classes of drugs used to treat specific exotic animal conditions; efficacy of selected agents used to treat exotic animals; location of select laboratories to perform procedures; normal lab values; conversions; and equivalents. New Invertebrates chapter has been added. New two-color design makes information easier to access at a glance, with drug and biological tables shaded differently for fast lookup. Updated information includes coverage of the latest drugs introduced into the market. Electronic access is available via Pageburst, making it easy to search topics and drugs. Sold separately.
Current Therapy in Reptile Medicine and Surgery is a valuable reference that emphasizes topics of real clinical relevance in reptile and amphibian medicine. With details on therapeutic regimens, this text also features coverage of infectious diseases, anesthesia, surgery, and advances in biology and conservation. Colorful illustrations showcase exotic animals, and numerous tables and figures provide quick access to essential information. "This is a great book for anyone interested in herptile medicine and surgery, worth every penny and I am sure will go on to become a regular series." Reviewed by: Jonathan Cracknell. Date: 25/07/2014 Selected topics of real clinical significance from the latest veterinary scientific literature explore today’s reptile and amphibian practice. A discussion of the most current theory and practical applications of diagnostic endoscopy in reptiles provides insight into minimally-invasive endoscopic procedures, including biopsy techniques. Expert contributors combine forces to bring you the most cutting-edge information available, offering authoritative and sometimes controversial opinions in particular areas. Expert contributors offer the most current thoughts on diagnosing new and emerging diseases, including a thorough review of molecular diagnostics. The latest therapeutics are discussed, and the most up-to-date formulary and library of normal clinical pathology values is provided. The most current and comprehensive discussion of amphibian medicine in print in the last decade!
A quick, concise reference to the drugs and dosages used to treat exotic animals, Exotic Animal Formulary, 4th Edition addresses the most common questions and medical situations you encounter in clinical practice. Species covered include birds, fish, amphibians, reptiles, primates, wildlife, and all kinds of small mammals and "pocket pets." This edition is updated with a new chapter on invertebrates, information on the latest drugs, and a colorful new design. Written by clinical and research veterinarian James Carpenter, this book is the only drug formulary on the market created solely for the treatment of exotic animals. Nearly 200 drug tables provide clear, current recommendations on drugs, indications, and dosages used in treating exotic animals, including biological tables with details on therapies and diets, normal blood parameters of common species, venipuncture sites, differential diagnosis, and medical protocols for common conditions. All drug information is reviewed for accuracy, ensuring that this reference remains authoritative and current. Easy-to-use organization divides drug monographs into quick-reference chapters including: Invertebrates, Fish, Amphibians, Reptiles, Birds, Sugar Gliders, Hedgehogs, Rodents, Rabbits, Ferrets, Miniature Pigs, Primates, and Wildlife. Additional drug topics include antimicrobial, antifungal, and antiparasitic agents. More than 20 expert authors contribute to this edition. References in each chapter provide resources for further research and study. Convenient appendices provide a single source for information such as classes of drugs used to treat specific exotic animal conditions; efficacy of selected agents used to treat exotic animals; location of select laboratories to perform procedures; normal lab values; conversions; and equivalents. New Invertebrates chapter has been added. New two-color design makes information easier to access at a glance, with drug and biological tables shaded differently for fast lookup. Updated information includes coverage of the latest drugs introduced into the market. Electronic access is available via Pageburst, making it easy to search topics and drugs. Sold separately.
Veterinarians increasingly encounter wildlife casualties in practice and have a duty of care for the welfare of the animals. This comprehensive and easy-to-use self assessment book contains some 208 clinical cases with 325 illustrations. It has been compiled by authors with a wide range of experience and expertise in this area. Common conditions seen in wildlife species are covered with cases from Europe, North America, the Middle East and Australia. The selection of cases is presented randomly and covers scenarios relevant to most readers. The book is of value to veterinarians in practice and training and to all those working directly with wildlife who wish to expand their knowledge in this field.
The new edition of this classic core textbook has been fully updated to reflect the current syllabus, including equine content for the first time, while retaining additional useful chapters that are no longer covered in the syllabus. Each chapter includes learning objectives and self assessment questions. There are new chapters on professional responsibilities, professional development and learning. KEY FEATURES Anatomy and physiology presented in a single integrated chapter to allow easy comparison Stand-alone chapter on nursing models, with clinical application examples New chapter on professional responsibilities, regulation and ethics Up-to-date content on MRSA and PETS regulations Appendix on study skills Specially commissioned new drawings Addresses equine species as required by VN core units, including details on anatomy, handling, stabling, feeding, bandaging, radiography, reproduction and anaesthesia
The many advances in psittacine medicine since the previous edition was published in 1996 are reflected in this Manual, which has been updated and rewritten under the direction of a new editorial partnership. The extended use of colour photographs adds to the extra usefulness of this successor to a well loved volume. Clinical examination is presented in a logical, highly practical way, with integrated photographs of key features. The chapter ends with notes on critical and emergency cases. The basic techniques of injection, crop tubing, microchipping, and wing, claw and beak clipping are described and illustrated. The role of clinical pathology is demonstrated, including colour images of haematology and cytology, and a step-by-step post-mortem examination procedure is presented. Diagnostic imaging encompasses radiography, ultrasonography and endoscopy, with views o both normal abd abnormal presentations. Surgical principles plus procedures for both soft and hard tissues are then described. Subsequent chapters cover systemic illnesses and disease by individua organ system. These are designed to be read in their entirety or to be referred to as needed. For general practitioners the most commonly seen psittacine patients are small parrots, Cockateils and Budgerigars. A chapter is therefore devoted to dealing with common problems in these small patients. This practical approach to the sick bird is extended in an appendix of diagnostic algorithms for common presentations such as 'fluffing up', fitting and feather damage. The editors both developed their interests in avian medicine from general practice and this has resulted in a practical, easy-to-use and relevant guide to psittacine medicine.
New case studies Advice to give to pet owners What to test for (which test for which disease) and the techniques Increased focus on principles Updated figures and images More detail on sampling, genetic testing Diagnosis on genetic and inherited diseases Principles of testing and interpreting results This new edition of a must-have manual, edited by Elizabeth Villiers, Jelena Ristic and Laura Blackwood, features new case studies and updated images. There is an increased focus on principles, testing and interpreting results as well as sampling, genetic testing and diagnosing genetic and inherited diseases. Fully revised and expanded, this manual contains not just advice for the busy practitioner, but also for the concerned owner and how they can play a part in the treatment of their pet.
This book presents thumbnail sketches of pertinent information relating to poisoning of small animal pets by commonly encountered substances, plants and other items. For each agent, information is given on toxicology, clinical effects, appropriate first aid and subsequent management and prognosis. This is to enable veterinary surgeons and their staff to give appropriate guidance over the telephone or in person, to clients that suspect their animals may have been poisoned. A ‘traffic light’ system indicates the level of concern and urgency
This book updates completely the information on birds of prey and pigeons and doves found in the BSAVA Manual of Raptors, Pigeons and Waterfowl, published twelve years ago. The advent of the new BSAVA Manual of Farm Pets, which encompasses waterfowl, has allowed a change in focus to feature passerine birds in detail for the first time. The Manual starts with the all-important area of husbandry for the three groups, including those kept as working birds as well as ornamental and pet species. More general topics, such as handling, examination, diagnostic procedures and surgery are dealt with across the groups, with notes as required on specific differences. An excellent chapter is included on endoscopy and endosurgery - a major technique for avian patients. The specialist section on raptor disease is very detailed, including an in-depth chapter on foot disease, especially bumblefoot. Recent interest in captive breeding is reflected in detailed chapters on reproduction and paediatrics. The sections dedicated to pigeons and passerine birds look at birds at both the individual and flock level. A wealth of international expert authors, and the BSAVA Manual trademark practical approach and superb full-colour images throughout make this book a wonderful addition to the practice bookshelf.

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