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Pocket Handbook of Nonhuman Primate Clinical Medicine

Edited by Angela Courtney

© 2012 – CRC Press

251 pages | 37 B/W Illus.

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Sources of clinical treatment information on nonhuman primates are generally scattered across journals, textbooks, conferences, personal conversations, and more. However, when a clinician on the treatment floor is faced with a patient requiring an immediate treatment decision, time spent on making an informed decision becomes a critical factor.

An alternative to conducting a literature search in time-sensitive situations, the Pocket Handbook of Nonhuman Primate Clinical Medicine supplies guidance and initial direction on diagnosis and treatment, including working doses based on past case experience. It is the frank, to-the-point nature of the writing that makes readers feel as if they had just asked a colleague how to approach a clinical problem and obtained a quick, "what you need to know" answer. The chapter authors draw on personal experience to describe commonly encountered clinical conditions and how to treat these cases—including not only the "dos" but also the "don’ts." This format gives readers easy access to clinical signs, diagnostic criteria, and options for treatment.

The Pocket Handbook of Nonhuman Primate Clinical Medicine is a convenient, concise, case-based handbook written by and for clinicians in charge of the diagnosis and treatment of nonhuman primate patients. Available in both print and electronic formats, this handbook saves readers from having to wade through pages of data and case studies to find answers when time is a factor on the clinic floor.

Table of Contents

Anesthesia in Nonhuman Primates

Cholawat Pacharinsak and Patrick Sharp

Pain Management

Cholawat Pacharinsak and Patrick Sharp

Wounds and Wound Care

Angela Courtney

Basic Fluid Therapy

Angela Courtney

Management of Gastrointestinal/Abdominal Conditions

Cassondra Bauer and Kari L. Christe

Thorax Conditions

Melissa A. de la Garza

Bacterial, Mycotic, Viral, and Parasitic Infections

Alfonso S. Gozalo

Gestational Concerns: When to Intervene and What to Do

Angela Courtney

Dentistry in NHPs

Margaret S. McTighe

Dermatologic and Ophthalmologic Conditions

Karen Strait

Strategies for Managing Behavior Problems

A. J. Warshaw Funk

Formularies: Drug Dosages

Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
MEDICAL / Veterinary Medicine / General
MEDICAL / Veterinary Medicine / Food Animal
MEDICAL / Research
SCIENCE / Life Sciences / Neuroscience