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Veterinary Technician's Guide to Exotic Animal Care, Second Edition

by Thomas N. Tully, Jr., DVM, MS, DABVP (Avian), DECZM (Avian)Mark A. Mitchell, DVM, MS, PhD, DECZM (Herpetology)

Exotic pets are on the rise. Give your vet techs the know-how needed with this full-color, concise guide to proper handling, diagnostic testing surgical and anesthetic assistance and more.

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Product Code:
TGEA2
Pages:
256
ISBN:
978-1-58326-146-0
Publication Year:
2012
Format:
Book
Dimensions:
7.5" x 10"
Publisher:
AAHA Press


Exotic pets are on the rise. And proud owners are seeking out expert, quality care. Prepare your technicians for these unique patients—and reap the additional source of revenue they bring—with the aid of a comprehensive, easy-to-reference guide. This fully updated and expanded edition educates technicians in essential functions like proper handling, restraint, diagnostic testing, and surgical and anesthetic assistance. It’s also a valuable resource for veterinarians who need a concise overview.

Uniformly organized chapters make finding specific information easy, while the more than 180 full-color images and 40 tables provide detailed and helpful instruction in a simplified format. Species covered include avian, reptiles and amphibians, ferrets, rabbits, rodents, fish, and more.
Thomas N. Tully Jr., DVM, MS, DABVP (Avian), DECZM (Avian), has been teaching avian/exotic animal medicine for 22 years. He is past president of the Association of Avian Veterinarians and regularly gives continuing education presentations to both veterinarians and veterinary technicians. Dr. Tully is currently coeditor-in-chief of the Journal of Exotic Pet Medicine and has coedited or coauthored seven veterinary texts.
 
Mark A. Mitchell, DVM, MS, PhD, DECZM (Herpetology), has been teaching avian/exotic animal medicine for 17 years. He is past president of the Association of Reptilian and Amphibian Veterinarians and frequently lectures to veterinarians and veterinary technicians. Dr. Mitchell is currently editor-in-chief of the Journal of Herpetological Medicine and Surgery and coeditor-in-chief of the Journal of Exotic Pet Medicine. He has coedited or coauthored three veterinary texts.
List of Figures
List of Tables
Foreword
Preface

 
1. Avian
Introduction
Husbandry
History
Restraint
Physical Examination
Diagnostic Sampling
Surgical and Anesthetic Assistance
Health Maintenance and Disease
Zoonotic Diseases
 
2. Reptiles and Amphibians
Introduction
Husbandry
History
Restraint
Physical Examination
Diagnostic Sampling
Therapeutics
Surgical and Anesthetic Assistance
Health Maintenance and Disease
Zoonotic Diseases
 
3. Ferrets
Introduction
Anatomy and Physiology
Husbandry
History
Restraint
Physical Examination
Diagnostic Sampling
Vaccinations
Therapeutics
Surgical and Anesthetic Assistance
Health Maintenance and Disease
 

4. Rabbits
Introduction
Husbandry
History
Restraint
Physical Examination
Diagnostic Sampling
Therapeutics
Health Maintenance and Disease
Zoonotic Diseases

 
5. Rodents: Guinea Pigs, Hamsters, Gerbils, Rats, and Mice
Introduction
Husbandry
History
Restraint
Physical Examination
Diagnostic Sampling
Therapeutics
Surgical and Anesthetic Assistance
Health Maintenance and Disease
Zoonotic Diseases
 

6. Hedgehogs
Introduction
Husbandry
History
Restraint
Physical Examination
Diagnostic Sampling
Therapeutics
Surgical and Anesthetic Assistance
Health Maintenance and Disease
Zoonotic Diseases

 

7. Sugar Gliders
Introduction
Husbandry
History
Restraint
Physical Examination
Diagnostic Sampling
Therapeutics
Surgical and Anesthetic Assistance
Health Maintenance and Disease

 
8. Fish
Introduction
Husbandry
History
Physical Examination
Diagnostic Sampling
Therapeutics
Surgical and Anesthetic Assistance
Health Maintenance and Disease
Zoonotic Diseases

Index
“This new edition provides the veterinary technician with a practical, up-to-date resource to handle the common problems presented in small exotic species frequently seen in veterinary practices, as well as supplying important information on husbandry and client education.”
—Stuart L. Porter, VMD, Professor, Blue Ridge Community College