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Rapid Review of Exotic Animal Medicine and Husbandry
Pet Mammals, Birds, Reptiles, Amphibians and Fish




ISBN 9781840760552
Published March 27, 2008 by CRC Press
320 Pages 500 Color Illustrations

 
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Book 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.

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

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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