Fowler's Zoo and Wild Animal Medicine Current Therapy, Volume 7,
Edition 1
By R. Eric Miller, DVM, DACZM, DECZM (Hon. - ZHM) and Murray E. Fowler, DVM, DACZM, DACVIM, DABVT

Publication Date: 10 May 2011

With coverage of current issues and emerging trends, Fowler's Zoo and Wild Animal Medicine, Volume 7 provides a comprehensive, all-new reference for the management of zoo and wildlife diseases. A Current Therapy format emphasizes the latest advances in the field, including nutrition, diagnosis, and treatment protocols. Cutting-edge coverage includes topics such as the "One Medicine" concept, laparoscopic surgery in elephants and rhinoceros, amphibian viral diseases, and advanced water quality evaluation for zoos. Editors R. Eric Miller and Murray E. Fowler promote a philosophy of animal conservation, bridging the gap between captive and free-ranging wild animal medicine with chapters contributed by more than 100 international experts.

Key Features

  • The Current Therapy format focuses on emerging trends, treatment protocols, and diagnostic updates new to the field, providing timely information on the latest advances in zoo and wild animal medicine.
  • Content ranges from drug treatment, nutrition, husbandry, surgery, and imaging to behavioral training.
  • Coverage of species ranges from giraffes, elephants, lions, and orangutans to sea turtles, hellbenders, bats, kakapos, and more.
  • An extensive list of contributors includes recognized authors from around the world, offering expert information with chapters focusing on the latest research and clinical management of captive and free-ranging wild animals.
  • A philosophy of animal conservation helps zoo and wildlife veterinarians fulfill not only the technical aspects of veterinary medicine, but contribute to the overall biological teams needed to rescue many threatened and endangered species from extinction.

New Features

  • All content is new, with coverage including coverage of cutting-edge issues such as white-nose disease in bats, updates on Ebola virus in wild great apes, and chytrid fungus in amphibians.
  • Full-color photographs depict external clinical signs for more accurate clinical recognition.
  • Discussions of the "One Medicine" concept include chapters addressing the interface between wildlife, livestock, human, and ecosystem health.
  • New sections cover Edentates, Marsupials, Carnivores, Perrissodactyla, and Camelids.
  • Over 100 new tables provide a quick reference to a wide range of topics.
  • An emphasis on conserving threatened and endangered species globally involves 102 expert authors representing 12 different countries.
About the author
By R. Eric Miller, DVM, DACZM, DECZM (Hon. - ZHM), Director Emeritus, Saint Louis Zoo WildCare Institute and Murray E. Fowler, DVM, DACZM, DACVIM, DABVT, Professor Emeritus, Zoological Medicine, School of Veterinary Medicine, University of California at Davis, Davis, CA
Table of Contents


1. Disease Risk Analysis in Wildlife Health Field Studies

2. Contraception

3. Conservation Medicine for Zoo Veterinarians

4. Veterinary Challenges of Mixed Species Exhibits

5. Cowpox in Zoo Animals

6. Disaster Preparation for Captive Wildlife Veterinarians

7. Guidelines for the Management of Zoonotic Diseases

8. Integrated Pest Management

9. Noninvasive Techniques to Assess Health and Ecology of Wildlife Populations

10. Culture and Media Shifts Cast New Light on Animal Care, Pose Challenges and Opportunities for Veterinarians

11. Dangerous Animal Crisis Management

12. Sustainable Practices for Zoological Veterinary Medicine

13. Anthrax in Free-Ranging Wildlife

14. Cyanobacterial Bio-Intoxication in Free-Ranging Wildlife

15. Children's Zoo Medicine

16. AAZV Guidelines for Zoo and Aquarium Veterinary Medical Programs and Veterinary Hospitals

17. Fundamentals of Zoo Animal Surgery

18. Emerging Diseases at the Interface of People, Domestic Animals, and Wildlife

19. Depth of Anesthesia Monitoring by Bispectral Analysis in Zoo Animals

20. Approaching Health Problems at the Wildlife-Domestic Animal Interface

21. Wildlife Disease Ecology: What Can Zoo and Wildlife Veterinarians Learn from this Discipline?


22. Medical Management of Rays

23. Basic Water Quality Evaluation for Zoo Veterinarians

24. The Mechanics of Aquarium Water Conditioning

25. Advanced Water Quality Evaluation For Zoo Veterinarians

26. Quarantine of Fish and Aquatic Invertebrates in Public Display Aquaria


27. Behavioral Training of Reptiles for Medical Procedures

28. The Diagnosis and Control of Amphibian Chytridiomycosis

29. Mycobacteriosis in Amphibians

30. Amphibian Viral Diseases

31. Sea Turtle Rehabilitation

32. Reptile and Amphibian Analgesia

33. Virology of Non-Avian Reptiles: An Update

34. Hellbender Medicine


35. Avian Mycobacterial Disease

36. Feather Follicle Extirpation: Operative Techniques to Prevent Zoo Birds from Flying

37. Squamous Cell Carcinoma in Buceros Hornbills

38. The California Condor (Gymnogyps Californianus) Veterinary Program: 1997-2010

39. Avian Circovirus and Polyomavirus Diseases

40. Veterinary Care of Kakapo

41. Avian Analgesia

42. Pre-Hatch Protocols to Improve Hatchability

43. West Nile Virus in Raptors

44. Diagnosis of Aspergillosis in Avian Species

45. Avian Influenza H5N1 Virus: Epidemiology in Wild Birds, Zoo Outbreaks and Zoo Vaccination Policy

46. Non-Steroidal Anti-Inflammatory Drugs in Raptors

47. Haemosporidian Parasites: Impacts on Avian Hosts


48. Rabies Management in Wild Carnivores


49. Feeding and Nutrition of Anteaters


50. Tasmanian Devil Facial Tumor Disease

51. Viral Chorioretinitis of Kangaroos


52. Degenerative Skeletal Diseases of Primates

53. Cardiovascular Disease in Great Apes

54. Ebola Hemorrhagic Fever

55. Use of Computertomography to Diagnose Sinusitis and Air Sacculitis in Orangutans (Pongo Pygmaeus, Pongo Abelii)


56. White-Nose Syndrome in Cave Bats of North America


57. Updated Vaccination Recommendations for Carnivores

58. Medical Management of Maned Wolves (Chrysocyon Brachyurus)

59. Primer on Tick-Borne Diseases in Exotic Carnivores

60. Ageing In Large Felids

61. Star-Gazing in Lions

62. Pyometra in Large Felids


63. Longitudinal Monitoring of Immune System Parameters and Associated Applications to Health Management of Captive and Free-Ranging Cetaceans

64. Ocular Disease and Suspected Etiologies in Captive Pinnipeds


65. Elephant Herpesviruses

66. Female Elephant Reproduction

67. Digital Radiography of the Elephant Foot

68. Laparoscopic Surgery in Elephants and Rhinoceros

69. Elephant Neonatal and Pediatric Medicine

70. Treatment of Elephant Endotheliotropic Herpesvirus (EEHV)


71. Rhinoceros Theriogenology

72. Asian Wild Horse Reintroduction Program


73. Management of Crytosporidiosis in a Hoofstock Contact Area

74. Bluetongue Lessons from the European Outbreak 2006-2009

75. Alternatives for Gastrointestinal Parasite Control in Exotic Ruminants

76. Thiafentanil Oxalate (A3080) in Non-Domestic Ungulate Species

77. The Use of Butorphanol in Anesthesia Protocols for Zoo and Wild Mammals

78. Importation of Non-Domestic Ruminant Semen for Management of Zoological Populations Using Artificial Insemination

79. Advances in Giraffe Nutrition

80. Hoof Disorders in Non-Domestic Artiodactyls

81. Johne's Disease and Free-Ranging Wildlife

82. Practical Aspects of Ruminant Intensive Care


83. Mycoplasma Haemolamae in New World Camelids

Book details
ISBN: 9781437719864
Page Count: 688
Retail Price : £122.99
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