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Ferret Medicine and Surgery

1st Edition

Edited by Cathy Johnson-Delaney

CRC Press

514 pages | 905 Color Illus.

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The text is currently the most up-to-date book on ferret medicine and as such, would be an important addition to the library of veterinary practices seeing these lively, curious and fun-loving pets. Aidan Raftery, Veterinary Record 17 March 2018

Ferrets are becoming increasingly popular as pets, rivalling rabbits as the third most favoured domestic pet after dogs and cats. Ferret Medicine and Surgery discusses the veterinary aspects of this incredible little creature.

The book covers ferret medicine and common surgeries, providing a comprehensive reference for the veterinary practitioner. Each chapter of disorders is designed to be inclusive and includes cross references to other chapters throughout as well as some highlights of anatomy and physiology as a review.

The format allows easy access to information providing answers to problems that arise in practice. Thoroughly illustrated with high-quality photographs and line drawings, the book is designed to provide quick, concise information of immediate use to the practitioner.

Reviews

This text is currently the most up-to-date book on ferret medicine and as such, would be an important addition to the library of veterinary practices seeing these lively, curious and fun-loving pets.

Aidan Raftery, Veterinary Record 17 March 2018

Any veterinarian or veterinary student who treats or intends to treat ferrets will benefit from owning Ferret Medicine and Surgery. With the help of such a diverse group of authors, this text will appeal to an international audience. Veterinarians new to ferret medicine will appreciate the "how-to" for clinical procedures and the "clinical signs/differential diagnoses" chart. More experienced ferret vets will appreciate the encyclopedic scope of this book and that references are exceptionally current.

Dan H. Johnson, DVM, Dip. ABVP (Exotic Companion Mammal), Journal of Exotic Pet Medicine 27, 2018

Table of Contents

General Information

Laboratory Animal

Normative Data Including Coat Colours

Normative Data

Classifications

Applied Clinical Anatomy and Physiology

Introduction

The Adrenal Glands

The Brain

Dental Anatomy and Physiology

Gastrointestinal Anatomy and Physiology

Liver and Gallbladder

Exocrine Pancreas and Biliary System

Heart and Cardiovascular

Integument

Musculoskeletal

Skull

Reproductive Tract

Respiratory Tract

Special Senses

The Spleen

Thymus

Thyroid and Parathyroid Glands

Urinary Tract

Ferret Behaviour, Housing and Husbandry

Introduction

Behaviour

Training and Dealing with Behavioural Problems

Introducing New Ferrets

Social Interactions with Humans and Other Species

Housing and Husbandry

Nutrition

Introduction

Water

Commercial Diets

Food Considerations

Specific Nutritional Requirements

Minerals and Vitamins

Selecting a Complete Diet for a Pet Ferret

Physiological States that Require Special Nutrition

Reproduction Biology

Introduction

Photoperiods and Effect on Reproduction

Breeding

Whelping

Lactation

Weaning

Medical History

Introduction

Transport

Handling and Restraint

Examination

Checklist

Ferret Preventive Care

Introduction

Reproductive Control

Vaccination

Role of Health Checks and Routine Tests

Pet Passports (Europe)

Parasite Control

Biosecurity

Ferret Home Health Kit

Clinical Techniques

Introduction

Injection Techniques

Oral Dosing Techniques

Venipuncture

Intravenous Catheterisation

Intraosseous Catheterisation

Blood Transfusion

Saliva Collection

Imaging

Bone Marrow Biopsy

Abdominocentesis

Urine Collection

Cerebrospinal Fluid (CSF) Collection

Bronchoalveolar Lavage (BAL)

Ear Cleaning

Teeth Cleaning

Nail Trim

Emergency Care

Introduction

Triage

Euthanasia

Basic Needs

Sedation

Fluid Therapy

Treatment of Shock

Emergency Drug Doses

Specific Syndromes

Critical Nutrition

Disorders of the Cardiovascular System

Introduction

Clinical Presentation

Diagnostic Testing for Disease

General Management of Cardiac Disease

Congenital Heart Disease

Acquired Heart Disease

Dilated Cardiomyopathy

Dirofilariasis (Heartworm Disease)

Endocarditis

Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy

Myocarditis

Neoplasia

Restrictive Cardiomyopathy

Valvular Disease (Acquired) or Endocardiosis

Pericardial Effusion and Pericarditis

Cardiac Arrhythmias and Conduction Disturbances

Hypertension

Disorders of the Digestive System and Liver

Introduction

Anatomy of the Digestive System

Physiology of the Digestive System

Vomiting and Diarrhoea

Other Clinical Signs

Bacterial Gastroenteritis

Coccidiosis

Cryptosporidiosis

Epizootic Catarrhal Enteritis (ECE)

Eosinophilic Gastroenteritis

Gastric Dilatation Volvulus (GDV)

Gastric Hair Balls/Trichobezoars

Gastroenteritis by Helicobacter Mustelae

Gastrointestinal Foreign Bodies

Giardiasis

Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD)

Megaoesophagus

Proliferative Bowel Disease

Rectal Prolapse

Rotavirus

Systemic Diseases Producing Gastrointestinal Signs

Liver and Gallbladder

Neoplasia

Disorders of the Endocrine System

Introduction

Diseases of the Adrenal Gland

Other Anomalies Related to the Adrenal Gland

Diseases of the Pancreas

Diabetes Mellitus

Diseases of the Thyroid Gland

Diseases of the Parathyroid Gland

Reproductive Endocrine Diseases

Disorders of the Ears and Eyes

Ears

Aural Haematoma

Deafness

Ear Mites

Otitis Externa, Media, Interna

Neoplasia

Trauma to Pinnae

Eyes

Cataracts

Congenital Ocular Defects

Corneal Dermoids

Microphthalmia

Conjunctivitis

Distichiasis

Entropion

Exophthalmos

Glaucoma

Keratitis

Lymphoma of Glans Nictitans, Adnexa, Conjunctival Tissue

Ophthalmia Neonatorum

Pyogranulomatous Panophthalmitis Due to Coronavirus

Retinal Disease

Trauma

Uveitis

Disorders of the Haemic, Immunological and Lymphatic

Systems

Introduction

Aleutian Disease

Anaemia

Ferret Haemorrhagic Syndrome

Ferret Systemic Coronavirus

Lymphoma/Lymphosarcoma

Disorders of the Spleen

Disorders of the Musculoskeletal System

Introduction

Ataxia, Posterior Paresis

Chondrosarcoma

Congenital Malformations

Cruciate Ligament Rupture

Disseminated Idiopathic Myofasciitis

Fractures

Intervertebral Disc Disease

L-Carnitine Deficiency Weakness

Lymphoma, Myeloma, and Leukaemia of the Bone

Myasthenia Gravis

Neoplasia (Spinal Tumours, Bone Tumours) Other than Lymphoma

Disorders of the Nervous System

Introduction

Neurological Exam

Neurological Diseases

Infectious Disease: Bacterial

Infectious Disease: Fungal

Infectious Disease: Parasitic

Infectious Disease: Viral

Intervertebral Disc Disease

Neoplasia

Toxicosis

Trauma

Disorders of the Oral Cavity and Teeth

Introduction

Dental Prophylaxis

The Dental Examination

Dental Surgery

Dental Diseases

Oral Disorders

Disorders of the Respiratory System

Anatomy and Physiology Review

Evaluation of the Respiratory System

Canine Distemper

Influenza

Bacterial Pneumonia

Mycoplasmosis

Cryptococcosis

Other Fungal Pneumonias

Respiratory Disease Secondary to Cardiac Disease

Heartworm

Other Respiratory Conditions

Disorders of the Skin

Introduction

Abscess/Wounds

Alopecia

Atopy

Blue Ferret Syndrome

Burns

Dermatophytosis

Ectoparasites

Erythema Multiforme (EM)

Hypersensitivity (See Atopy Above)

Neoplasia

Pyoderma (Bacterial Dermatitis)

Viral: Canine Distemper

Disorders of the Urogenital System

Reproductive Tract General Notes

Agalactia

Congenital Abnormalities

Dystocia

Mammary Gland Hyperplasia

Mastitis

Metritis

Neoplasia

Oestrus Unbred Aplastic Anaemia

Penile Lesions

Postparturient Hypocalcaemia

Pregnancy Toxaemia

Preputial Lesions

Prostatic Lesions: See Urinary Section

Pseudopregnancy

Pyometra and Mucometra

Vaginitis

Urinary Tract

Miscellaneous Conditions

Introduction

Cryptococcosis

Gyrovirus

Hepatitis E

Histoplasmosis

Mycobacteriosis

Pseudomonas Luteola

Analgesia and Anaesthesia

Introduction

Analgesia

Sedation and Anaesthesia

Postoperative Considerations

Postanaesthetic Complications

Postoperative Analgesia

Common Surgical Procedures

Introduction

Surgical Principles in the Ferret

Castration

Cryptorchid

Vasectomy

Exploratory Coeliotomy

Nephrectomy

Splenectomy

Ovariohysterectomy

Left Adrenalectomy

Right Adrenalectomy

Insulinoma

Cystotomy

Prostatic (Paraurethral) Cyst Reduction

Gastrotomy/Enterotomy

Lymph Node Biopsy

Surgical Biopsy

Lumpectomy

Orthopaedic Surgery

Amputation

Anal Sacculectomy

Rectal Prolapse

Paediatrics

Normal Kits: Growth and Biology

Rearing

Paediatric Disorders

Other Complications

Geriatrics

What to Do and When to Stop

Medical Conditions of Geriatric Ferrets

Dietary Considerations

Husbandry Considerations

Doing What’s Best for the Ferret

Conclusions

Toxicology

Introduction

Acetominophen (Paracetomol)

Anticoagulant Rodenticides

Bromethalin

Chocolate

Cleaning Products (Including Bleaches, Soaps, Shampoos)

Ibuprofen

Insecticides

Paints

Topical Flea Products

Toxic Plants

Venlafaxine (Effexor, Ny, Ny)

Xylitol

Formulary

Appendices

About the Editor

Edited by

Cathy Johnson-Delaney, Edmonds, Washington, USA

Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
MED089020
MEDICAL / Veterinary Medicine / Food Animal