Rapid Review of Exotic Animal Medicine and Husbandry: Pet Mammals, Birds, Reptiles, Amphibians and Fish, 1st Edition (Paperback) book cover

Rapid Review of Exotic Animal Medicine and Husbandry

Pet Mammals, Birds, Reptiles, Amphibians and Fish, 1st Edition

By Karen L. Rosenthal, Neil Forbes, Fredric L. Frye, Gregory A. Lewbart

CRC Press

320 pages | 500 Color Illus.

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Description

Four authors of international renown have combined their practical and instructional skills to provide this focused yet wide-ranging review. The book is divided into four sections—small mammals, birds, reptiles/amphibians, ornamental fish—and consists of an introduction to the essential aspects of medicine and husbandry of each group of animals, 400 color-illustrated clinical cases, plus summary questions to highlight key points.

The cases are a blend of the more common and especially interesting conditions, and cover clinical presentation, etiology/pathogenesis, investigation, diagnosis and differential diagnosis, management options, prognosis and husbandry advice to the client. The case-based approach offers the freedom to deal succinctly with multifactorial and multisystemic conditions. Cases are cross-referenced, cite key references and there is a detailed index.

The Rapid Review is designed to appeal to veterinary practitioners dealing with an ever-wider variety of animals, to veterinary instructors and students, technicians, nurses and assistants, and to other animal health professionals in practice and training.

Reviews

The illustrations - including photographs of animals, lesions and techniques as well as microscopic images - are excellent…a well presented and very readable book

—Lesa Longley, Veterinary Times, February 2010

The authors have provided a quick guide for the busy general veterinary clinician to use. [They] should be commended on putting together this useful text for the ever-growing veterinary interest to treat exotic animals.

—Thomas Tully, Journal of Exotic Pet Medicine, April 2009

…a fun and interesting way to learn about these species, and provides pithy and accurate, up to date assessments of most of the common conditions and problems that will present in this diverse group of animals. It should be a welcome addition to the book shelf of those dealing with exotic animals.

—Sharon Redrobe, The Veterinary Journal, April 2009

This is a useful self assessment resource for experienced and novice practitioners caring for exotic animal pets… Will provide veterinarians with a quick, case-based reference with pictures to help guide them towards more information or even to rule out diseases and husbandry issues. (3 stars)

—Julia Whittington, DVM, University of Illinois College of Veterinary Medicine, Doody's Review Service

Table of Contents

Small Mammals

Classification of cases by species

Introduction

English and latin names

Cases

Summary questions and answers

Bibliography

Birds

Classification of cases by species

Introduction

English and latin names

Cases

Summary questions and answers

Bibliography

Reptiles and Amphibians

Classification of cases by species

Introduction

English and latin names

Cases

Summary questions and answers

Bibliography

Ornamental Fish

Classification of cases by species

Introduction

English and latin names

Cases, Summary questions and answers

Bibliography

Appendix

conversion factors for converting SI units to old units

Normal values: small mammals

Normal values: birds

Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
MED089000
MEDICAL / Veterinary Medicine / General
MED089020
MEDICAL / Veterinary Medicine / Food Animal