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 exotics.
It addresses a wide range of species, including invertebrates, fish, amphibians and reptiles, birds, marsupials, and small mammals (including ferrets, rabbits, and rodents).
It also discusses wildlife rehabilitation and offers information on laws and regulations, establishing licensure, orphan care, and emergency care. Brings cutting-edge information on all exotic species together in one convenient resource. Offers essential strategies for preparing your staff to properly handle and treat exotic patients. Features an entire chapter on equipping your practice to accommodate exotic species, including the necessary equipment for housing, diagnostics, pathology, surgery, and therapeutics. Provides life-saving information on CPR, drugs, and supportive care for exotic animals in distress. Discusses wildlife rehabilitation, with valuable information on laws and regulations, establishing licensure, orphan care, and emergency care. Includes an entire chapter devoted to the emergency management of North American wildlife. Offers expert guidance on treating exotics for practitioners who may not be experienced in exotic pet care.
- Format: Hardback
- Pages: 560 pages
- Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences
- Publication Date: 22/02/2008
- Category: Veterinary medicine
- ISBN: 9781416001195
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