Clinical Radiology of Exotic Companion Mammals
October 2008, Wiley-Blackwell
Clinical Radiology of Exotic Companion Mammals is designed to fill this gap. It provides a practical resource for veterinarians wishing to add these special species to their clinical practice, and a ready reference for those already including those species among their caseload. Clearly labeled normal images will aid anyone interested in comparative radiographic anatomy, and the techniques section will help overcome difficulties related to the smaller size of many exotic companion mammals.
Features of the book include:
* wide range of exotic mammal species beyond ferrets, rabbits, and rodents, including species such as marsupials, hedgehogs and potbellied pigs
* a review of the basic principles of radiology, equipment, radiologic techniques and patient positioning helpful for optimizing exotic companion mammal radiography
* an extensive review of both normal and pathologic radiographic patterns. Some of the latter are accompanied by clinical or surgical images to aid the practitioner in familiarization with a wide range of both common and uncommon lesions.
Chapter 2 - RABBIT.
Chapter 3 - GUINEA PIG.
Chapter 4 - CHINCHILLA.
Chapter 5 - DEGU.
Chapter 6 - RAT.
Chapter 7 - MOUSE.
Chapter 8 - HAMSTER.
Chapter 9 - PRAIRIE DOG and other SQUIRREL-LIKE RODENTS.
Chapter 10 - FERRET.
Chapter 11 - SKUNK.
Chapter 12 - SUGAR GLIDER.
Chapter 13 - VIRGINIA OPOSSUM.
Chapter 14 - POTBELLIED PIG.
Chapter 15 - AFRICAN PIGMY HEDGEHOG.
Chapter 15 - BATS
Angela M. Lennox, DVM, Dipl ABVP (Avian), is owner of the Avian & Exotic Animal Clinic of Indianapolis and an adjunct professor of exotic animal medicine at Purdue University. She has practiced avian and exotic animal medicine exclusively since 1991. Dr. Lennox is President of the Association of Exotic Mammal Veterinarians, since 2004, and is also the editor of Rabbit and Rodent Dentistry Handbook.
with William Widmer, DVM, MS, Dipl ACVR, professor of diagnostic imaging in the department of veterinary clinical sciences at Purdue University in West Lafayette, Indiana.
- Covers wide range of exotic mammals beyond ferrets, rabbits, and rodents, including marsupials, hedgehogs and potbellied pigs
- Reviews basic principles of radiology, equipment, techniques and patient positioning to optimize exotic companion mammal radiography
- Includes extensive review of normal and abnormal radiographic patterns. Some of the latter are accompanied by clinical or surgical images to familiarize the practitioner with common and uncommon lesions
“The book is well organized and offers exceptional images detailing normal and abnormal radiographic studies. Many of the chapters incorporate ancillary imaging modalities including ultrasound, computed tomography, and magnetic resonance imaging. The first chapter of the book, on radiology basics, is an extra perk that thoroughly discusses positioning, equipment, and techniques. This is a must-have resource for any practitioner caring for exotic mammal patients. The images are excellent and the detail provides a superb reference for normal and diseased radiographic anatomy of these species.” - Doody’s Reviews, 2009
"The number of species included in this book is excellent. It is often difficult to find "normal" radiographs of some less common species, such as prairie dogs and African pygmy hedgehogs. The inclusion of pictures of animals with lesions if very helpful to see how "abnormal" radiographs correspond to physical exam findings. The initial overview of positioning should be useful to the novice exotic animal practitioner. The number of species, as well as the number of radiographs that demonstrate normal and diseased conditions, make this book an essential for any exotic animal practitioner." - Exotic DVM Magazine, 2009