Exotic Animal Medicine for the Veterinary Technician
Exotic Animal Medicine for the Veterinary Technician, Second Edition 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, the book offers easy-to-follow descriptions of common procedures and techniques. Covering information ranging from anatomy, restraint, and common diseases to radiology, surgical assisting, and parasitology, Exotic Animal Medicine for the Veterinary Technician provides technicians with all the information necessary to confidently and competently treat exotic patients. This book's companion Web site includes review questions and figures for download in PowerPoint at www.wiley.com/go/ballard.
- Paperback | 520 pages
- 215.9 x 274.32 x 30.48mm | 1,451.49g
- 10 May 2010
- Iowa State University Press
- Arnes, AI, United States
- 2nd Revised edition
About Bonnie M. Ballard
Dr. Bonnie Ballard, DVM, is the program director at Gwinnett Technical College and one of two full-time faculty members. She also practices small animal and exotic medicine at Winder Animal Hospital in Winder, Georgia. Ryan Cheek, RVTg, 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.
"This book contains helpful information for veterinary technicians about exotic animals, including the importance of a good history and the ability to provide the client with accurate information. It is written for veterinary technicians with little experience with exotic animals, but it also would be helpful for students and beginning practitioners." ( Doody's, July 2010)
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"Exotic Animal Medicine for the Veterinary Technician, Second Edition" 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, the book offers easy-to-follow descriptions of common procedures and techniques. Covering information ranging from anatomy, restraint, and common diseases to radiology, surgical assisting, and parasitology, "Exotic Animal Medicine for the Veterinary Technician" provides technicians with all the information necessary to confidently and competently treat exotic patients. Now fully updated to reflect current practices in exotic animal medicine, this revised edition includes new information on birds, especially avian behavior and enrichment, aviary management, and avian reproduction; additional information on snake reproduction; more information on skunks, sugar gliders, and prairie dogs; and an increased emphasis on husbandry and nutrition. "Exotic Animal Medicine for the Veterinary Technician, Second Edition," is an invaluable reference for trainee and working veterinary technicians as well as practicing veterinarians. Key features: Introduces the reader to exotic animal practice with complete coverage and an easily-understood writing style Provides step-by-step descriptions of common procedures and techniques Ranges from basic to advanced information, encompassing anatomy, restraint, common diseases, and surgical assisting, all geared specifically toward the veterinary technician Includes expanded information on birds, skunks, sugar gliders, and prairie dogs Emphasizes husbandry and nutrition throughout, getting to the root of failure to thrive in exotic pets Includes access to supplementary Web materials, including review questions, Web resources, forms and charts for download, and figures for download into PowerPoint
Table of contents
Preface Acknowledgements Contributors Disclaimer Section 1 Introduction Chapter 1 The Role of the Veterinary Technician in Exotic Animal Medicine Bonnie Ballard Section 2 Avian Chapter 2 Psittacines and Passerines Cheryl B. Greenacre and Lillian Gerhardt Chapter 3 Psittacine Behavior, Husbandry, and Enrichment Tarah Hadley Chapter 4 Aviary Design and Management April Romagnano Chapter 5 Sex Differentiation and Reproduction April Romagnano and Tarah L. Hadley Section 3 Reptiles Chapter 6 Lizards Brad Wilson Chapter 7 Snakes Ryan Cheek, Shannon Richards, and Maria Crane Chapter 8 Chelonians Samuel Rivera Chapter 9 Herpetoculture and Reproduction David Martinez-Jimenez Section 4 Amphibians Chapter 10 Amphibians Brad Wilson Section 5 Mammals Chapter 11 Ferrets James R. McClearen, Julie Mays, Tarah L. Hadley Chapter 12 Rabbits Douglas K. Taylor, Vanessa Lee, Deborah Mook, and Michael J. Huerkamp Chapter 13 Mice, Rats, Gerbils, and Hamsters Anne Hudson and April Romagnano Chapter 14 Chinchillas Trevor Lyon and Bonnie Ballard Chapter 15 Guinea Pigs Anne Hudson and Maria Crane Chapter 16 Hedgehogs Michael Duffy Jones Chapter 17 Skunks Samuel Rivera Chapter 18 Sugar Gliders Samuel Rivera Chapter 19 Prairie Dogs Samuel Rivera Section 6 Wildlife Rehabilitation Chapter 20 The Role of the Veterinary Technician in Wildlife Rehabilitation Melanie Haire Section 7 Hematology Chapter 21 Avian and Reptile Hematology Denise I. Bounous Appendixs 1. State/Federal Wildlife Permit Offices 2. Wildlife Admission/Exam/Care Forms 3. Handling and Restraint of Wildlife Species 4. Tail Wrapping 5. Guide to Identification of Hatchling and Nestling Songbirds 6. Average Body Weights of Selected North American Songbirds 7. Species Care Sheets 8. Biological Data of Selected North American Wild Mammals 9. Glossary of Medical Conditions and Treatments 10. Wildlife Product Sources 11. Additional Resources 12. Supplies Necessary for an Exotic Practice Index