Manual of Exotic Pet Practice
Manual of Exotic Pet Practice,
Edition 1
By Mark Mitchell, DVM, MS, PhD, DECZM and Thomas N. Tully, Jr., DVM, MS, DABVP (Avian), DECZM (Avian)

Publication Date : 22 Feb 2008

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Description
This practical, user-friendly resource provides essential information on the care and treatment of exotic pets. Coverage includes common health and nutritional issues, as well as restraint techniques, lab values, drug dosages, and special equipment needed to treat exotics. It addresses a wide range of species, including invertebrates, fish, amphibians and reptiles, birds, marsupials, and small mammals (including ferrets, rabbits, and rodents). It also discusses wildlife rehabilitation and offers information on laws and regulations, establishing licensure, orphan care, and emergency care.

Key Features

  • 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.
About the author
By Mark Mitchell, DVM, MS, PhD, DECZM, Veterinary Teaching Hospital, Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge, LA and Thomas N. Tully, Jr., DVM, MS, DABVP (Avian), DECZM (Avian), Professor Zoological Medicine, School of Veterinary Medicine, Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge, LA, USA
Table of Contents
1. History of Exotic Pets

2. Preparing Your Hospital for Exotics

3. Invertebrates

4. Fish

5. Amphibians

6. Crocodilians

7. Snakes

8. Lizards

9. Chelonians

10. Birds

11. Marsupials

12. Mice and rats

13. Ferrets

14. Rabbits

15. Hamsters and gerbils

16. Hedgehogs

17. Guinea Pigs

18. Chinchillas

19. North American Wildlife
Book Reviews
The stated aim of this 546-page text is to allow you to treat all exotic pets confidently, using the most cutting-edge information and all within one comprehensive resource. The pages are all glossy and there are over 400 colour pictures and the page edges are colour coded to allow the relevant sections to be readily accessed. The first two chapters give an introduction to the subject and help in preparing the veterinary surgery to treat these patients. The rest of the nineteen chapters each cover a separate species or linked group of species. This is a book that will fi nd a place in my own library. It is certainly worth considering if you only intend to have one book on exotic pets, and is a good and reasonably comprehensive introduction to the subject. If you have an interest in one particular species or group of species then there are more specialist texts available, and this is recognised by the authors, who do provide guidance on further reading. - European Journal of Companion Animal Practice, August 2008


This practical, user-friendly resource provides essential informationn on the care and treatment of the most common exotic pets presented in practice. The colour images in this manual as well as the numerous tables on drugs makes this book very practical to use for students and veterinarians working with exotic pets. - European Association of Zoo and Wildlife Veterinarians, July 2008

Book details
ISBN: 9781416001195
Page Count: 546
Retail Price: £69.99
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