Exotic animal medicine for veterinary technician
Exotic animal medicine for veterinary technician
3rd ed., 516 pages, 500 ill., John Wiley & Sons, November 2016
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Now in its third edition, and for the first time in full-color, Exotic Animal Medicine for the Veterinary Technician is a comprehensive yet clear introduction to exotic animal practice for technicians in the classroom and clinic setting alike.  With an emphasis on the exotic species most likely to present to a veterinary practice, coverage includes avian, reptiles, amphibians, fish, small mammals, and wildlife.
  • Now in full color
  • Features anatomy, restraint, common diseases to radiology, surgical assisting, and parasitology
  • New chapter on fish medicine
  • Companion website offering review questions and images from the text in PowerPoint

Contributors, ix
Preface, xiii
Acknowledgments, xv
Disclaimer, xvii
About the Companion Website, xix
Section I: Introduction
1 Exotic Animals in Clinical Practice, 3
Bonnie Ballard
Section II: Analgesia and Anesthesia
2 Exotic Anesthesia and Analgesia, 11
Jody Nugent-Deal
3 Anesthetic Equipment and Monitoring for Exotic Patients, 31
Katrina Lafferty
Section III: Avian
4 Psittacine and Passerine Birds, 43
Cheryl B. Greenacre and Lillian Gerhardt
5 Psittacine Behavior, Husbandry, and Enrichment, 73
April Romagnano and Tarah L. Hadley
6 Aviary Design and Management, 83
April Romagnano
7 Sex Differentiation and Reproduction, 89
April Romagnano and Tarah L. Hadley
Section IV: Reptiles
8 Lizards, 95
Brad Wilson
9 Snakes, 137
Ryan Cheek and Maria Crane
10 Chelonians, 183
Samuel Rivera
11 Herpetoculture and Reproduction, 197
David Martinez-Jimenez
Section V: Amphibians and Aquatic Animals
12 Amphibians, 215
Brad Wilson
13 Fish, 251
Sandy Skeba and Susan Coy
Section VI: Mammals
14 Ferrets, 273
Colleen Roman and Tarah L. Hadley
15 Rabbits, 287
Vanessa K. Lee, Douglas K. Taylor, Michael J. Huerkamp, and Deborah Mook
16 Mice, Rats, Gerbils, and Hamsters, 319
April Romagnano
17 Chinchillas, 333
Ashley Schuller and Bonnie Ballard
18 Guinea Pigs, 341
Jill Murray and Maria Crane
19 Degus, 351
Jill Murray
20 Hedgehogs, 359
Ashley Schuller and Michael Duffy Jones
21 Skunks, 367
Samuel Rivera
22 Sugar Gliders, 371
Samuel Rivera
23 Prairie Dogs, 375
Samuel Rivera
Section VII: Hematology
24 Avian and Reptile Hematology, 381
Denise I. Bounous
Section VIII: Zoo, Aquarium Medicine, and Wildlife
25 The Role of a Veterinary Technician in a Zoo, 389
Sandy Skeba
26 The Technician’s Role at a Public Aquarium, 397
Susan Coy
27 The Role of theVeterinary Technician inWildlife Rehabilitation, 401
Melanie Haire
Section IX: Appendices
1 State/FederalWildlife Permit Offices, 431
2 Wildlife Admissions/Exam/Care Forms, 433
3 Handling and Restraint ofWildlife Species, 437
4 TailWrapping, 443
5 Guide to Identification of Hatchling and Nestling Songbirds, 445
6 Average BodyWeights of Selected North American Songbirds, 449
7 Species Care Sheets, 451
8 Biological Data of Selected North AmericanWild Mammals, 457
9 Glossary of Medical Conditions and Treatments, 459
10 Wildlife Product Sources, 463
11 Additional Resources, 467
12 Supplies Necessary for an Exotic Practice, 471
13 Animal Training Documentation, 473
14 Animal Data Transfer Form, 475
15 Operating Protocols: Animal Training Request Form, 481
16 Operating Protocols: Enrichment and Evaluation Form, 483
Index, 485

Bonnie Ballard, DVM has worked in veterinary medicine since 1974, first as a veterinary assistant and then later as a veterinary technician. Dr. Ballard holds a Doctorate in Veterinary Medicine from the University of Georgia College of Veterinary Medicine. In 1997, she developed a veterinary technology program at Gwinnett Technical College in Lawrenceville, Georgia, where she acts as the program director. Dr. Ballard also practices small animal medicine as a relief veterinarian.
Ryan Cheek, RVT, VTS (ECC), is a veterinary technologist and a full time instructor at Gwinnett Technical College.  Before this position he was head technician of the exotic animal department and emergency and critical technician in private practice.

Item Code: INFER118
ISBN: 9781118914281
Weigth: 1350 g
Species: Exotic animals
Discipline: Veterinary technicians
VAT: VAT Exempt