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Exotic Animal Medicine for the Veterinary Technician

Exotic Animal Medicine for the Veterinary Technician

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Exotic Animal Medicine for the Veterinary Technician

Comprehensive full color textbook on common exotic species, written specifically for vet techs in classroom or clinical settings

Now in its fourth edition, Exotic Animal Medicine for the Veterinary Technician is a comprehensive yet clear introduction to exotic animal practice for veterinary technicians in the classroom and clinical settings alike. With an emphasis on the exotic species most likely to find their way to a veterinary practice, the book offers coverage of birds, reptiles, amphibians, exotic companion mammals, and wildlife. It also features discussions of anatomy, restraint, common diseases, radiology, anesthesia and analgesia, clinical skills, surgical assisting, and parasitology.

This edition offers new updates throughout, including new chapters related to critical care feeding of exotic companion mammals, reptile infectious diseases, and exotic animal rehabilitation. It also provides full-color photos, including radiographs.

Designed to provide technicians with all the information necessary to confidently and competently treat exotic patients, Exotic Animal Medicine for the Veterinary Technician offers easy-to-follow descriptions of common procedures and techniques. A companion website delivers review questions and images from the book in PowerPoint format.

Topics covered in Exotic Animal Medicine for the Veterinary Technician include::

  • Herpetoculture and reproduction, covering captive bred versus wild caught, quarantining, methods of sex determination, and reproductive behavior
  • Criteria to determine water quality for fish, including pH, oxygen, temperature, chlorine and chloramine, and salinity
  • Clinical techniques for degus, including oral (PO), subcutaneous (SC), intramuscular (IM), intraperitoneal (IP), catheter placement, and wound management
  • Role of the veterinary technician in wildlife rehabilitation, covering clinical protocols, intake procedures, ethical considerations, and choosing treatment routes

Exotic Animal Medicine for the Veterinary Technician is an essential reference for veterinary technician students, along with veterinary technicians working in an exotic practice, or veterinary technicians who work in a small animal practice where adding exotic patients is being considered.

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  • Contributors xxxiii

    Preface xxxvii

    Acknowledgments xxxix

    Disclaimer xli

    About the Companion Website xliii

    Section I Introduction 1

    1 Exotic Animals in Clinical Practice 3
    Bonnie Ballard

    Section II Analgesia and Anesthesia 9

    2 Exotic Anesthesia and Analgesia 11
    Jody Nugent-Deal

    3 Anesthetic Equipment and Monitoring for Exotic Patients 35
    Katrina Lafferty

    4 Physical Rehabilitation 49
    Jodi Seidel

    Section III Avian 61

    5 Psittacine and Passerine Birds 63
    Cheryl B. Greenacre and Janet L. Pezzi-Jones

    6 Psittacine Behavior, Husbandry, and Enrichment 99
    April Romagnano, Tarah Hadley, Ashley McGaha, and Jan Hooimeijer

    7 Aviary Design and Management 113
    April Romagnano

    8 Sex Differentiation and Reproduction 119
    April Romagnano and Tarah Hadley

    Section IV Reptiles 125 

    9 Lizards 127
    Stacey Leonatti Wilkinson and Brad Wilson

    10 Snakes 177
    Ryan Cheek

    11 Chelonians 231
    Sarah Camlic, Ryan Cheek, Pia Bartolini, and Samuel Rivera

    12 Herpetoculture and Reproduction 273
    David Martinez-Jimenez

    13 Infectious Diseases of Reptiles 297
    Pia Bartolini

    Section V Amphibians and Aquatic Animals 321

    14 Amphibians 323
    Brad Wilson

    15 Fish 369
    Sandy Skeba and Bonnie Ballard

    Section VI Exotic Companion Mammals 397

    16 Ferrets 399
    Colleen Roman

    17 Rabbits 421
    Vanessa K. Lee, Douglas K. Taylor, and Deborah Mook

    18 Mice, Rats, Gerbils, and Hamsters 465
    April Romagnano

    19 Chinchillas 483
    Ashley McGaha

    20 Guinea Pigs 493
    Liz Vetrano

    21 Degus 511
    Stacey Leonatti Wilkinson

    22 Hedgehogs 519
    Ashley McGaha

    23 Skunks 529
    Serina Scott and Samuel Rivera

    24 Sugar Gliders 535
    Nia Chau and Samuel Rivera

    25 Prairie Dogs 547
    Stacey Leonatti Wilkinson and Samuel Rivera

    26 Critical Care Feeding 555
    Micah Kohles

    Section VII Hematology 561

    27 Avian and Reptile Hematology 563
    Denise I. Bounous

    Section VIII Zoo, Aquarium Medicine, and Wildlife 569

    28 The Role of a Veterinary Technician in a Zoo 571
    Sandy Skeba

    29 The Role of a Veterinary Technician at a Public Aquarium 587

    Rachel Parchem

    30 The Role of the Veterinary Technician in Wildlife Rehabilitation 595
    Melanie Haire

    Section IX Appendices 627

    Appendix 1 State/Federal Wildlife Permit Offices 629

    Appendix 2 Wildlife Admissions/Exam/Care Forms 633

    Appendix 3 Handling and Restraint of Wildlife Species 637
    Florina S. Tseng DVM

    Appendix 4 Tail Wrapping 643

    Appendix 5 Guide to Identification of Hatchling and Nestling Songbirds 645

    Appendix 6 Average Body Weights of Selected North American Songbirds 649

    Appendix 7 Species Care Sheets 651

    Appendix 8 Biological Data of Selected North American Wild Mammals 659

    Appendix 9 Glossary of Medical Conditions and Treatments 661

    Appendix 10 Wildlife Product Sources 665

    Appendix 11 Additional Resources 669

    Appendix 12 Supplies Necessary for an Exotic Practice 673

    Appendix 13 Animal Training Documentation 675

    Appendix 14 Animal Data Transfer Form 677

    Appendix 15 Operating Protocols: Animal Training Request Form 683

    Appendix 16 Operating Protocols: Enrichment and Evaluation Form 685

    Index 687

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