Ferrets, Rabbits and Rodents - E-Book

Clinical Medicine and Surgery

Author: Katherine Quesenberry,James W. Carpenter

Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences

ISBN: 1437702880

Category: Medical

Page: 608

View: 5974

A concise guide to the care of small mammals, Ferrets, Rabbits, and Rodents: Clinical Medicine and Surgery covers the conditions seen most often in veterinary practice. The book emphasizes preventive medicine along with topics including disease management, ophthalmology, dentistry, and zoonosis. More than 400 illustrations demonstrate key concepts related to radiographic interpretation, relevant anatomy, and diagnostic, surgical, and therapeutic techniques. Now in full color, this edition adds coverage of more surgical procedures and expands coverage of zoonotic disease. From editors Katherine Quesenberry and James W. Carpenter, along with a team of expert contributors, the "Pink Book" provides an authoritative, single source of information that is hard to find elsewhere. A logical organization makes it quick and easy to find important information, with each section devoted to a single animal and chapters within each section organized by body system. Over 400 photographs and illustrations highlight key concepts such as radiographic interpretation and the main points of diagnostic, surgical, and therapeutic techniques. A chapter on ophthalmology provides hard-to-find information on eye care for ferrets, rabbits, rodents, and other small mammals. Coverage of preventive medicine includes basic biology, husbandry, and routine care of the healthy animal. The drug formulary supplies dosage instructions for ferrets, rabbits, guinea pigs, chinchillas, hamsters, rats/mice, prairie dogs, hedgehogs, and sugar gliders. Chapter outlines offer at-a-glance overviews of the contents of each chapter. Handy tables and charts make it easy to find key information. Expanded Zoonotic Diseases chapter adds more depth along with the latest information on the rising potential for disease transmission to humans as exotic pets become more popular. Additional surgical procedures for each species are included, some with step-by-step instructions accompanied by color photographs and line drawings. Full-color images show the sometimes minute structures of these small animals and make accurate diagnoses easier, especially for lymphoproliferative diseases of rabbits, endoscopy, cytology, and hematology.

Radiology of Rodents, Rabbits and Ferrets - E-Book

An Atlas of Normal Anatomy and Positioning

Author: Sam Silverman,Lisa Tell

Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences

ISBN: 1416064990

Category: Medical

Page: 320

View: 3122

This text offers essential coverage of normal radiographic anatomy of small mammal species including rabbit, ferret, guinea pig, chinchilla, hamster, mouse, and rat. Historically used as laboratory animals, these "pocket pets" now have increasingly higher companion animal value and owners are more commonly seeking medical care for them. This resource is designed to help veterinarians meet increasing client demand for services. It provides an understanding of normal anatomic and radiographic features that will help clinicians more easily identify abnormal features to reach an accurate diagnosis. This is the only book of its kind for these species, designed to help practitioners expand the range of services offered for exotic and "pocket" pets. Provides complete directions for positioning each species during radiographic examination to obtain the highest quality images for accurate interpretation. Includes alternative imaging modalities such as CT, MRI, and ultrasound, for advanced diagnostic interpretation. Features radiographic exposure guidelines for each species and each radiographic view, for determining optimal settings and technique. Helpful line drawings are superimposed on radiographic images for accurate identification of anatomic structures. Covers contrast media studies that can enhance detail for radiographic interpretation in species where soft tissue density detail is poor.

Saunders Solutions in Veterinary Practice: Small Animal Exotic Pet Medicine E-Book

Author: Lesa Longley

Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences

ISBN: 0702049980

Category: Medical

Page: 272

View: 8343

Saunders Solutions in Veterinary Practice consists of a series of practical handbooks on selected medical topics on specific veterinary problems. Case-based, this series is aimed at the small animal veterinary practitioner who has qualified less than 10 years and needs quick access to information and wants to increase his/her confidence on handling that range of cases that cover the spectrum that lies between the simple routine first opinion case and the referral. Saunders Solutions in Veterinary Practice provides additional knowledge that leads to improved skills and practice for veterinary practitioners. Not only practitioners, but also veterinary students nearing the end of their course will find this series very useful to brush up their knowledge in a particular area. The volumes are also written with the veterinary nurse in mind with a particular interest in a specific topic, using ‘Nurse Boxes’ in the text to guide them to the specific information they need. • new approach: clinical cases offering examination, treatment options, clinical tips relevant for the general small animal veterinary practitioner – all case descriptions based on common template • offers synoptic, easy accessible and essential information • provides essential information on selected topics • authorship ensures accuracy of information • relevant to all general practitioners • written to increase the skill and practice the general veterinary practitioner • intend to meet CPD-need, but focus on: differential diagnosis and practical case handling • offers self-assessment features at the end of every chapter making it relevant for veterinary students as well • broad readership: practitioners and students indicated in the text by ‘ Notes for Vets’; nurses indicated in the text by ‘Notes for Nurses’ and pet owners indicated in the text by ‘ Notes for Pet Owners’ • handy format with flexi cover • species covered to be limited to cats, dogs and rabbits • full colour throughout

Small Animal Dermatology - E-Book

A Color Atlas and Therapeutic Guide

Author: Keith A. Hnilica

Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences

ISBN: 1437701949

Category: Medical

Page: 640

View: 7662

Designed with busy practitioners and students in mind, Small Animal Dermatology: A Color Atlas and Therapeutic Guide provides concise, thorough coverage of over 250 skin diseases affecting small animals. More than 1,000 high-quality images help to ensure accurate diagnoses, with coverage including clinical features, top differentials, treatment, and prognosis for each disorder. In this edition, author Keith A. Hnilica streamlines content for practical, everyday use in the clinic. The differential diagnosis chapter is updated for added clarity and easier use, and for quick access, chapters now list diseases based upon the frequency of their occurrence in the pet population. A user-friendly organization allows for quick and easy access to information on specific diseases. Vivid, full-color images facilitate accurate diagnosis of each disorder. A comprehensive drug appendix includes information about dosage, adverse reactions, indications, and contraindications. A new section on skin diseases of birds and exotic pets covers the management of rabbits, ferrets, hamsters, guinea pigs, gerbils, chinchillas, turtles, snakes, and lizards. Hundreds of new, full-color images clearly demonstrate the clinical appearance of skin lesions for accurate diagnosis and treatment. Expanded coverage includes multiple methods of developing a differential diagnosis list based on patterns, breed, lesion type, and lesion location. Coverage of the zoonotic potential of animal skin diseases includes information on preventing the spread of disease from animal to human. Content is streamlined to focus on the more common and likely to be seen clinical problems. A completely updated drug formulary outlines the most effective treatment of dermatological conditions.

Principles and Practice of Veterinary Technology E-Book

Author: Margi Sirois

Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences

ISBN: 0323290450

Category: Medical

Page: 864

View: 2867

Now in full color, Principles and Practice of Veterinary Technology provides comprehensive coverage of the competencies every vet tech needs to know. Illustrated, step-by-step instructions emphasize the technician's role and responsibilities in each procedure, and dozens of new summary tables and boxes make it easy to find key information. Written by experienced vet tech educator Margi Sirois, this edition offers excellent preparation for clinical practice and for veterinary technician credentialing examinations. Comprehensive coverage includes the entire scope of competencies reflecting today's veterinary technology practice. 82 illustrated, step-by-step procedures include instructions for all AVMA-required psychomotor techniques. Clinical discussions of the technician's role are emphasized in every procedure. Expert authors are qualified vet tech educators who understand your needs and write in a clear, concise style. New Physical Therapy, Rehabilitation, and Complementary Medicine chapter helps you integrate physical rehabilitation, acupuncture, and herbal remedies into practice. Expanded coverage of exotics includes handling, restraint, and examination procedures for birds, reptiles, amphibians, and wildlife. Over 900 full-color photos and illustrations accurately depict specific disorders, diseases, and procedures, making these easier to learn. More tables and boxes summarize key information, to simplify the learning of complex material.

Exotic Pet Behavior

Birds, Reptiles, and Small Mammals

Author: Teresa Bradley Bays,Teresa L. Lightfoot,Joerg Mayer

Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences

ISBN: 1437711499

Category: Medical

Page: 384

View: 9820

In addition to coverage of all normal behavior patterns -- sensory, communication, social and antisocial, reproductive, eating, and elimination -- this resource helps you identify medical implications of abnormal behavior, pain-associated behaviors, and effects of captivity. Client education handouts provide important information about caring for a variety of avian and exotic pets. A user-friendly format includes bulleted lists indicating how normal and abnormal behavior applies to species kept in captivity. Includes coverage of all normal behavior patterns, including sensory, communication, social and antisocial, sexual, eating, and elimination. Client education handouts are a convenient resource for providing clients with important information about caring for their pets. Expert authors provide the most current information in the field of avian and exotic pet behavior.

Exotic Animal Medicine

A Quick Reference Guide

Author: Lance Jepson

Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences

ISBN: 0323394302

Category: Medical

Page: 656

View: 3481

Exotic pets are more popular than ever before, so make sure you are ready to care for everything from rats to songbirds with Exotic Animal Medicine: A Quick Reference Guide, 2nd Edition. Expanded with three all new chapters and updated content, this new edition provides the key points on differential diagnoses and diagnostics, along with background information on a wide variety of exotic pets, to veterinary practitioners who may or may not have experience treating them. Its practical quick-reference outline format makes it easy for you to see the conditions likely to be encountered within a species; develop a potential differential diagnosis list quickly; initiate an investigational plan; and view treatment regimens. Covers the most commonly encountered exotic species in one text, making it a succinct and practical clinician’s guide to diagnosing and treating a wide variety of exotic pets. Expert advice on diagnostic approaches, clinical techniques, anesthetic protocols, and treatment regimens offers an invaluable source of useful clinically applicable material. Organization of chapters by species and clinical signs enables you to access information easily and efficiently. User-friendly outline format allows the guide to act as a quick reference in the clinical setting. NEW! All new chapters on marmosets and tamarins, hedgehogs, and sugar gliders provide up-to-date coverage of exotic species you may encounter in the clinic. NEW! Thoroughly updated and expanded coverage of exotic species and the problems that may plague them helps you develop a potential differential diagnosis list quickly and seek appropriate care for exotic animals, such as: ferrets, rabbits, guinea pigs, chinchillas, pet rats, hamsters and other small rodents; parrots, budgerigars and related species, canaries, finches, toucans; lizards, snakes, tortoises and turtles, frogs, salamanders; pond fish, tropical freshwater fish and tropical marine fish.

Ferrets, Rabbits and Rodents

Clinical Medicine and Surgery: Includes Sugar Gliders and Hedgehogs: Includes EBook

Author: Katherine E. Quesenberry,James W. Carpenter

Publisher: W B Saunders Company

ISBN: 9781416064909

Category: Medical

Page: 461

View: 9263

Veterinary Consult The Veterinary Consult version of this title provides electronic access to the complete content of this book. Veterinary Consult allows you to electronically search your entire book, make notes, add highlights, and study more efficiently. Purchasing additional Veterinary Consult titles makes your learning experience even more powerful. All of the Veterinary Consult books will work together on your electronic "bookshelf", so that you can search across your entire library of veterinary books. Veterinary Consult: It's the best way to learn! Book Description Addresses the common questions and concerns of the practicing veterinarian who works with small mammals. Serves as a useful reference for veterinary students, technicians, research scientists, pet shop owners, pet owners, and breeders. Because preventive medicine is crucial to small mammal medicine, coverage includes basic biology, husbandry, and routine care of the healthy animal. Also features chapters on disease management, surgery, and radiology. Book plus fully searchable electronic access to text.

Frettchen für Dummies

Ein perfektes Zuhause schaffen

Author: Kim Schilling

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783527701568

Category:

Page: 368

View: 9905

Wer diese kleinen quirligen "Pelztiger" einmal in Aktion gesehen hat, kann der Versuchung, sie mit nach Hause zu nehmen, kaum widerstehen. Doch bevor man sich in das aufregende Leben eines Frettchen-Halters st'rzt,sollte man sich von Kim Schilling beraten lassen, auf was bei der Auswahl und Pflege des neuen Mitbewohners zu achten ist. Sie gibt zahlreiche Tipps rund um Behausung, Ern'hrung, Gesundheit und Erziehung, und erl'utert, wie die Wohnung Frettchen-freundlich gestaltet wird. Der Leser erf'hrt in diesem "Allround-Buch",worauf er bei der Auswahl von Spielzeug etc. achten sollte und erh'lt auch das n'tige R'stzeug zum "Frettchen-Psychologen".

Analgesia, An Issue of Veterinary Clinics: Exotic Animal Practice - E-Book

Author: Joanne Paul-Murphy

Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences

ISBN: 1455709735

Category: Medical

Page: 200

View: 8575

This issue will explore the latest research and clinical information concerning analgesia of exotic pet species. The majority of the issue will cover the use of analgesics in pet birds, reptiles, rabbits, amphibians, fish, and small mammals. Other articles will cover cross species analgesimetry and pharmacokinetics, tramadol use in zoological medicine, clinical application of acupuncture in zoological companion animals, and physical therapy for zoological companion animals.

Endocrinology, An Issue of Veterinary Clinics: Exotic Animal Practice,

Author: Anthony A. Pilny

Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences

ISBN: 0323264190

Category: Medical

Page: 300

View: 4333

This issue will explore the latest research and clinical information concerning endocrinology of exotic pet species. The articles will cover thyroid disease in rodent species, deslorelin implants in birds, pathology of the avian panceas, non-surgical management of ferret adrenal endocrinopathy, medical management of reproductive disorders in birds, neuroendocrine regulation of calcium metabolism in reptiles, clinical aspects of the avian hypothalamic/pituitary axis, and more!

Clinical Procedures in Veterinary Nursing

Author: Victoria Aspinall

Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences

ISBN: 0702058823

Category: Medical

Page: 384

View: 9668

"..this book is also worth having close at hand for unfamiliar situation.." Reviewed by Fabienne Dethioux on behalf of Vet Nurses Today, March 2015 All the principal basic procedures are covered Uses a step-by-step ‘action/rationale’ approach for maximum clarity Covers companion animals and exotic species Never struggle to find definitive information on basic procedures again A reference guide to best practice for both qualified and trainee veterinary nurses and veterinary technicians Presents full colour artworks and photographs throughout Includes brand new chapter on Minor Surgical Procedures Includes brand new chapter on Basic Clinical Procedures in the Horse Anaesthesia sections have been extensively updated Gives access to the Aspinall online library of clinical procedures videos

Mosby's Comprehensive Review for Veterinary Technicians - E-Book

Author: Monica M. Tighe,Marg Brown

Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences

ISBN: 0323075681

Category: Medical

Page: 640

View: 8723

Mosby's Comprehensive Review for Veterinary Technicians, 3rd edition introduces and reviews the material in each of your veterinary technology courses. Key topics ranging from basic and clinical science, diagnostics and applications, to professional practices and issues are presented in a user-friendly outline format that is ideal whether you're a new student or you're reviewing for your certification exams. This title includes additional digital media when purchased in print format. For this digital book edition, media content is not included. Comprehensive coverage of veterinary technology spans basic and clinical sciences, applications, patient management, nursing, nutrition, anesthesia and pharmacology, as well as personal, practice and professional management skills - everything you need for both the U.S. and Canadian certification exams. Care of large animals, birds, reptiles and laboratory animals, in addition to cats and dogs, is included. Chapter outlines, learning outcomes and expanded glossaries help you comprehend and retain essential material. Summary tables are ideal for reference or review. Review questions at the end of each chapter, in addition to a 300-question comprehensive review exam, test and reinforce your knowledge of veterinary technology. Six appendixes ensure crucial resources are always at your fingertips. State-of-the-art Alternative Imaging Technology chapter discusses computed tomography and nuclear scintigraphy to complement ultrasound technology. Enhanced content highlights vet tech responsibilities in genetics, small animal nursing, veterinary dentistry, zoonoses, breeding/reproduction, neonatal care, and much more. Small animal nursing instruction now includes dermatology, auricular treatments and ophthalmology. Extended pharmacology coverage features pain management. Personal and practice management skills include expanded OSHA/WHMIS guidelines and ethics discussions.

Manual of Exotic Pet Practice - E-Book

Author: Mark Mitchell,Thomas N. Tully

Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences

ISBN: 1416069224

Category: Medical

Page: 560

View: 7710

The only book of its kind with in-depth coverage of the most common exotic species presented in practice, this comprehensive guide prepares you to treat invertebrates, fish, amphibians and reptiles, birds, marsupials, North American wildlife, and small mammals such as ferrets, rabbits, and rodents. Organized by species, each chapter features vivid color images that demonstrate the unique anatomic, medical, and surgical features of each species. This essential reference also provides a comprehensive overview of biology, husbandry, preventive medicine, common disease presentations, zoonoses, and much more. Other key topics include common health and nutritional issues as well as restraint techniques, lab values, drug dosages, and special equipment needed to treat exotics. Brings cutting-edge information on all exotic species together in one convenient resource. Offers essential strategies for preparing your staff to properly handle and treat exotic patients. Features an entire chapter on equipping your practice to accommodate exotic species, including the necessary equipment for housing, diagnostics, pathology, surgery, and therapeutics. Provides life-saving information on CPR, drugs, and supportive care for exotic animals in distress. Discusses wildlife rehabilitation, with valuable information on laws and regulations, establishing licensure, orphan care, and emergency care. Includes an entire chapter devoted to the emergency management of North American wildlife. Offers expert guidance on treating exotics for practitioners who may not be experienced in exotic pet care.

Introduction to Veterinary Anatomy and Physiology E-Book

Author: Victoria Aspinall,Melanie Cappello

Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences

ISBN: 0702048593

Category: Medical

Page: 252

View: 1622

A sound knowledge of anatomy and physiology is an essential basis for the effective clinical treatment of companion animals. The new Introduction to Veterinary Anatomy and Physiology Textbook builds on the success of the first edition in its thorough coverage of the common companion animal species. Updated throughout, the new edition features online learning resources, providing students with the opportunity to test their knowledge with questions and visual exercises, while instructors can download questions, figures and exercises to use as teaching aids. An essential first purchase for all those embarking upon a veterinary career Now with on-line resources including self-assessment tools and teaching aids Comprehensive coverage of all major companion animal species New equine chapter 'Applied Anatomy' tips relate theory to clinical practice, showing the relationship between anatomy and physiology and the disease process

Slatter's Fundamentals of Veterinary Ophthalmology - E-Book

Author: David Maggs,Paul Miller,Ron Ofri

Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences

ISBN: 0323241964

Category: Medical

Page: 520

View: 5837

Recognize, diagnose, and manage a wide range of common ocular conditions with Slatter’s Fundamentals of Veterinary Ophthalmology, 5th Edition. Covering small and large animals including birds and exotic species, this reference provides the latest, most practical information on structure and function of the eye, ocular development, pathology, examination and diagnosis, surgical procedures, ophthalmic pharmacology and therapeutics, and management of ocular emergencies. Nearly 1,000 color photos and illustrations accurately depict ocular conditions and demonstrate surgical techniques. Edited by noted veterinary ophthalmologists David J. Maggs, Paul E. Miller, and Ron Ofri, this reference is an essential aid to clinical decision-making, from differential diagnosis to medical and surgical management. Practical, clinically focused coverage provides a one-stop diagnostic guide to ophthalmic disease in small and large animals including birds and exotic pets. Logical organization by anatomic region makes topics easy to locate. Nearly 1,000 color images present illustrated, step-by-step procedures that guide you through the recognition, diagnosis, and treatment of ocular conditions you are most likely to encounter. A team of three internationally respected veterinary ophthalmologists co-edit this reference to provide comprehensive, clinical expertise. Useful tables and charts summarize important facts and show treatment instructions at a glance. Clinical Tips boxes offer helpful practice advice. NEW pharmaceutical therapies and procedural techniques provide the most current diagnostic and treatment methods. Extensive updates including the latest information on pharmacology, eyelid surgery, tear film deficiencies, and retinal disease help you provide the most current, effective care. NEW sections on ophthalmic diseases of chinchillas and guinea pigs provide expert guidance in the care of these increasingly popular exotic pets. NEW! Detailed table of contents describes the specifics of coverage in each chapter. NEW! Pageburst companion website makes the entire contents of the book fully searchable. Sold separately.

Veterinary Anesthesia Drug Quick Reference - E-Book

Author: Cheryl A. Blaze,Maria M. Glowaski

Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences

ISBN: 1416064311

Category: Medical

Page: 336

View: 5274

This valuable reference is designed for quick access to clinically relevant anesthetic agents and techniques. This pocket reference contains anesthetic drugs, as well as those used perioperatively, descriptions and dosing information in commonly anesthetized species, and the various routes of administration commonly used in the practice of clinical veterinary anesthesia. Contains more than 50 drugs listed alphabetically for ease of reference Information is presented in a standardized, logical format for quick access Presents advantages and disadvantages of each agent Contains special sections on drug cocktails, nerve block techniques, and ECG analysis

Review Questions and Answers for Veterinary Technicians - REVISED REPRINT

Author: Thomas P. Colville

Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences

ISBN: 0323341446

Category: Medical

Page: 528

View: 2648

With more than 5,000 practice questions in the book and online, Review Questions and Answers for Veterinary Technicians, 4th Edition - Revised Reprint prepares you for success on the Veterinary Technician National Exam (VTNE). Subject areas covered include: pharmacology, surgical preparation and assisting, dentistry, laboratory procedures, animal nursing, diagnostic imaging, and anesthesiology. A new Evolve website lets you answer questions in practice mode, or as a VTNE-style, 150-question practice exam with instant feedback. Written by veterinary technology educator Thomas Colville, this engaging review gives you the practice and the confidence you need to master the VTNE. More than 5,000 review questions in the book prepare you to pass the VTNE by testing factual knowledge, reasoning skills, and clinical judgment in the seven primary subject areas of veterinary technology. Multiple-choice question format mirrors the format used in the VTNE. Answers include rationales for correct and incorrect answers, and are provided at the back of the book. NEW! An Evolve companion website contains 5,000 questions and a practice exam that simulates the computer-based VTNE testing environment, and provides instant feedback and a test score.

Human-Animal Medicine - E-Book

Clinical Approaches to Zoonoses, Toxicants and Other Shared Health Risks

Author: Peter M. Rabinowitz,Lisa A. Conti

Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences

ISBN: 1437711863

Category: Medical

Page: 432

View: 9503

Human-Animal Medicine is an innovative reference exploring the unprecedented convergence of human, animal, and environmental health, triggering global pandemics and requiring new clinical paradigms. The "One Health" approach calls for greater communication and cooperation between human health care providers, public health professionals, and veterinarians to better address vital issues of emerging diseases and environmental change. This incredibly timely book provides, for the first time, practical guidelines for "One Health" collaborations in a wide range of clinical human-animal health issues, including the H1N1 virus, zoonotic diseases, the human-animal bond, animal allergy, bites and stings, and animals as "sentinels" for toxic environmental health hazards. UNIQUE! For each condition, specific steps human health care providers, veterinarians, and public health professionals must take to prevent and manage disease. UNIQUE! Comparative tables of disease signs, diagnosis and treatment in humans and animals for easy reference. UNIQUE! Guidelines to detect and improve environmental factors affecting the health of humans and animals. Occupational health guidelines for preventive care of animal workers including veterinary personnel, farmers, pet store employees, and zoo workers. Treatment of emerging disease issues including zoonoses, H1N1 virus, harmful algae blooms, and animal-related pesticides UNIQUE! Sample protocols facilitate professional communication between veterinarians, human health clinicians, and public health professionals. Legal and ethical aspects of "One Health" that human health providers and veterinarians need to know.