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Biology, Medicine, and Surgery of South American Wild Animals

Murray Fowler (Editor), Zalmir S. Cubas (Editor)
ISBN: 978-0-470-37676-8
536 pages
August 2008, Wiley-Blackwell
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Biology, Medicine and Surgery of South American Wild Animals examines the medicine and treatment of animals specific to South America. It discusses topics dealing with diseases and biology topics. In addition, the animals studied are broken down into family and genus, using both English and Spanish names.

The book is liberally illustrated and contains references for further reading as well as the contributions of regional experts on the animals covered.

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Table of Contents



Amphibians/Reptiles: Class Amphibia and Reptilia.

1.Class Amphibia (Amphibians): Frogs, Tods.

2.Class Reptilia, Order Crocodilia (Crocodilians): Caimans, Crocodiles.

3.Class Reptilia, Order Chelonia (Testudinata) (Chelonians): Turtles, Tortoises.

4.Class Reptilia, Order Squamata (Lizards): Iguanas, Tegus.

5.Class Reptilia, Ordr Squamata (Ophidia): Snakes.

Birds: Class Aves.

6 Order Sphenisciformes (Penguins).

7 Oder Rheiformes (Rhes).

8 Order Tinamiformes (Tinamous).

9 Order Ciconiiformes (Herons, Storks, Ibises).

10 Order Phonicopteriformes (Flamingos).

11 Order Anseriformes (Ducks, Geese, Swans).

12 Order Falconiformes (Hawks, Eagles, Falcons, Vultures).

13 Order Strigiformes (Owls).

14 Order Gruiformes (Sun Bitterns, Trumpeters, Rails).

15 Order Galliformes, Family Cracidae.

16 Order Columbifomes (Pigeons, Doves).

17 Order Psittaciformes (Parrots, Macaws, Conures).

18 Order Trochiliiformes (Hummingbirds).

19 Order Piciformes (Toucans, Woodpeckers).

20 Order Passeriformes (Songbirds).

Mamals: Class Mammalia.

21 Order Marsupialia (Opossums).

22 Order Chirotera (Bats).

23 Order Rodentia (Rodents).

24 Order Xenarthra (Edenata) (Sloths, Armadilos, Anteaters).

25 Order Primates (Primates).

26 Order Carnivora, Family Canidae (Dogs, Foxes, Maned Wolves).

27 Order Carnivora, Family Felidae (Cats).

28 Order Carnivora, Family Procyonidae (Raccons, Kinkajous).

29 Order Carnivora, Family Mustelidae.

30 Orders Cetacea and Pinnipedia (Whales, Dolphins, Seals, Fur Seals, Sea Lions).

31 Order Sireni (Manatees, Dugongs, Sea Cows).

32 Order Perisodactyla, Family Tapiridae.

33 Order Artiodactyla, Family Tayassuidae (Peccaries).

34 Order Artiodactyla, Family Camelidae (Guanacos, Vicunas).

35 Order Artiodactyla, Family Cervidae (Deer).

Special Topics.

36 Nutrition and Nutrional Problem in Wild Animals.

37 Ophthalmology.

38 The Oral Cavity.

39 Ultrasonogrphy in South American Wild Animals.

40 Interspecific Allometric Scaling.

41 Pests and Nuisance Animals in Zoological Parks.

42 Wild Animals and Public Health.

43 Laboratory Support in Wild Animal Medicine.

Appendix: Drug Dosages Used in Avian medicine.



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Author Information

Murray E. Fowler, DVM, is professor emeritus of zoological medicine in the School of Veterinary Medicine at the University of California, Davis. He is an award-winning author and teacher, as well as a diplomate of the American College of Zoological Medicine, the American Board of Veterinary Toxicology, and the American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine.

Zalmir S. Cubas, DVM, is director of the Department of Environment and a veterinarian for the Tres Fronteiras Conservation and Breeding Center, Iguacy Falls, Brazil. He is also developing a private zoo devoted to conservation of South American species in Brazil.

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