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Blackwell's Five-Minute Veterinary Consult: Small Mammal, 2nd Edition

ISBN: 978-0-8138-2018-7
720 pages
July 2011, Wiley-Blackwell
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Blackwell's Five-Minute Veterinary Consult: Small Mammal brings together a wide range of information on diseases commonly seen in small exotic mammals into a single, accessible resource. With consistency and broad coverage unparalleled by other texts, this new edition adds sections on chinchillas, guinea pigs, and rodents to the existing rabbit and ferret topics to offer complete coverage of these popular, yet less commonly treated, species. Detailed, up-to-date information on the diagnosis and treatment options for all disorders commonly encountered in exotic companion animals is readily accessible, making this a go-to reference for any veterinarian seeing small exotic mammals, regardless of their experience level with these species.

Divided into sections by species, topics are organized alphabetically, with a standardized layout that makes it easy to find information. The Second Edition includes access to customizable Client Education Handouts, which can be downloaded and used in the veterinary clinic, on a companion website at www.wiley.com/go/oglesbee. This book is an essential purchase for general practitioners treating exotic companion animals, exotic animal veterinarians, and veterinary students.

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Contributors.

Preface.

Acknowledgments.

Topic.

Section I: Chinchillas.

Alopecia.

Anorexia and Pseudoanorexia.

Antibiotic-Associated Enterotoxemia.

Constipation (Lack of Fecal Production).

Dental Malocclusion.

Dermatophytosis.

Diarrhea.

Dyspnea and Tachypnea.

Dystocia and Disorders of Pregnancy.

Dysuria, Hematuria, and Pollakiuria.

Gastrointestinal Stasis and Dilation.

Giardiasis.

Nasal Discharge and Sneezing.

Otitis Media and Interna.

Polyuria and Polydipsia.

Weight Loss and Cachexia.

Section II: Ferrets.

Adrenal Disease (Hyperadrenocorticism).

Aleutian Disease Virus (Parvovirus).

Alopecia.

Anorexia.

Ascites.

Ataxia.

Bradyarrhythmias.

Campylobacteriosis.

Canine Distemper Virus.

Cardiomyopathy, Dilated.

Cardiomyopathy, Hypertrophic.

Chordomas.

Clostridial Enterotoxicosis.

Coccidiosis.

Congestive Heart Failure.

Cough.

Cryptosporidiosis.

Dermatophytosis.

Diabetes Mellitus.

Diarrhea.

Disseminated Idiopathic Myofasciitis.

Dyschezia and Hematochezia.

Dysphagia.

Dyspnea and Tachypnea.

Dystocia and Fetal Death.

Dysuria and Pollakiuria.

Ear Mites.

Eosinophillic Gastroenteritis.

Epizootic Catarrhal Enteritis.

Fleas and Flea Infestation.

Ferret Systemic Coronavirus.

Gastritis.

Gastroduodenal Ulcers.

Gastrointestinal and Esophageal Foreign Bodies.

Giardiasis.

Gingivitis and Periodontal Disease,

Heartworm Disease.

Helicobacter Mustelae.

Hepatomegaly.

Hydronephrosis.

Hyperestrogenism.

Hypersplenism.

Hypoglycemia.

Inflammatory Bowel Disease.

Influenza Virus.

Insulinoma.

Lower Urinary Tract Infection.

Lymphadenopathy (Lymphadenomegaly).

Lymphoplasmacytic Enteritis and Gastroenteritis.

Lymphosarcoma.

Mast Cell Tumor.

Mastitis.

Megaesophagus.

Melena.

Multiple Myeloma.

Nasal Discharge (Sneezing, Gagging).

Neoplasia, Digestive System.

Neoplasia, Integumentary.

Neoplasia, Musculoskeletal and Nervous System.

Obesity.

Otitis Externa and Media.

Paraurethral Cysts (Urogenital Cystic Disease).

Paresis and Paralysis.

Petechia/Ecchymosis/Bruising.

Pleural Effusion.

Pneumonia, Aspiration.

Pneumonia, Bacterial.

Pneumonia, Mycotic.

Pododermatitis and Nail Bed Disorders.

Polyuria and Polydipsia.

Pregnancy Toxemia.

Proliferative Bowel Disease.

Prostatitis and Prostatic Abscesses.

Prostatomegaly.

Pruritus.

Ptyalism.

Pyometra and Stump Pyometra.

Rabies.

Rectal and Anal Prolapse.

Regurgitation.

Renal Failure.

Renomegaly.

Salmonellosis.

Sarcoptic Mange.

Splenomegaly.

Swollen Vulva.

Tachyarrhythmias.

Urinary Tract Obstruction.

Urolithiasis.

Vaginal Discharge.

Vomiting.

Weight Loss and Cachexia.

Section III: Guinea Pigs.

Abscesses.

Alopecia.

Anorexia and Pseudoanorexia.

Antibiotic-Associated Enterotoxemia.

Ataxia.

Cervical Lymphadenitis.

Chlamydiosis.

Conjunctivitis.

Constipation (Lack of Fecal Production).

Cutaneous and Subcutaneous Masses.

Dental Malocclusion.

Dermatophytosis.

Diarrhea.

Dyspnea and Tachypnea.

Dystocia.

Dysuria, Hematuria, and Pollakiuria.

Epiphora.

Exophthalmos and Orbital Diseases.

Fleas and Flea Infestation.

Gastric Dilation.

Gastrointestinal Hypomotility and Gastrointestinal Stasis.

Head Tilt (Vestibular Disease).

Heatstroke.

Hypovitaminosis C (Scurvy).

Lice and Mites.

Lower Urinary Tract Infection.

Mastitis.

Nasal Discharge and Sneezing.

Otitis Media and Interna.

Ovarian Cysts.

Paresis and Paralysis.

Pea Eye.

Perineal Sac Impaction.

Pneumonia.

Pododermatitis (Bumblefoot).

Polyuria and Polydipsia.

Pregnancy Toxemia.

Pruritus.

Pyometra and Nonneoplastic Endometrial Disorders.

Rhinitis and Sinusitis.

Seizures.

Stertor and Stridor.

Trichobezoars and Phytobezoars.

Tyzzer's Disease.

Urinary Tract Obstruction.

Vaginal Discharge.

Weight Loss and Cachexia.

Section IV: Rabbits.

Abcessation.

Alopecia.

Anorexia and Pseudoanorexia.

Anterior Uveitis.

Anticoagulant Rodenticide Poisoning.

Arthritis – Osteoarthritis.

Arthritis – Septic.

Ataxia.

Cataracts.

Cheek Teeth (Premolar and Molar) Malocclusion.

Cheyletiellosis (Fur Mites).

Clostridial Enteritis/Enterotoxicosis.

Coccidiosis.

Congestive Heart Failure.

Conjunctivitis.

Constipation (Lack of Fecal Production).

Dermatophytosis.

Diarrhea, Acute.

Diarrhea, Chronic.

Dyspnea and Tachypnea.

Dysuria and Pollakiuria.

Ear Mites.

Encephalitozoonosis.

Encephalitis and Meningoencephalitis.

Encephalitis Secondary to Parasitic Migration.

Epiphora.

Epistaxis.

Exophthalmos and Orbital Diseases.

Facial Nerve Paresis/Paralysis.

Fleas and Flea Infestation.

Gastric Dilation (Bloat).

Gastrointestinal Foreign Bodies.

Gastrointestinal Hypomotility and Gastrointestinal Stasis.

Head Tilt (Vestibular Disease).

Heatstroke and Heat Stress.

Hematuria.

Herpes Simplex.

Hypercalciuria and Urolithiasis.

Incisor Malocclusion and Overgrowth.

Incontinence, Urinary.

Lameness.

Lead Toxicity.

Lower Urinary Tract Infection.

Mastitis, Cystic and Septic.

Melena.

Myxomatosis.

Nasal Discharge and Sneezing.

Neck and Back Pain.

Nephrolithiasis and Ureterolithiasis.

Obesity.

Otitis Externa and Media.

Otitis Media and Interna.

Paresis and Paralysis.

Pasteurellosis.

Periapical Abscesses.

Pinworms (Oxyurids).

Pneumonia.

Poisoning (Intoxication).

Polyuria and Polydipsia.

Pruritus.

Ptyalism (Slobbers).

Pyoderma.

Pyometra and Nonneoplastic Endometrial Disorders.

Rabbit Hemorrhagic Disease.

Rabies.

Red Eye.

Renal Failure.

Rhinitis and Sinusitis.

Seizures.

Shope Papilloma Virus.

Spondylosis Deformans.

Stertor and Stridor.

Thymoma and Thymic Lymphoma.

Toxoplasmosis.

Treponematosis (Rabbit Syphilis).

Trichobezoars.

Ulcerative Pododermatitis (Sore Hocks).

Urinary Tract Obstruction.

Uterine Adenocarcinoma.

Vaginal Discharge.

Vertebral Fracture or Luxation.

Weight Loss and Cachexia.

Section V: Rodents.

Acute Respiratory Distress.

Alopecia.

Amyloidosis.

Anorexia and Pseudoanorexia.

Ascites.

Ataxia.

Congestive Heart Failure.

Constipation (Lack of Fecal Production).

Cutaneous and Subcutaneous Masses.

Dental Malocclusion.

Dermatophytosis.

Diarrhea.

Dysuria and Pollakiuria.

Ectoparasites.

Exophthalmos and Orbital Diseases.

Head Tilt (Vestibular Disease).

Hematuria.

Hyperadrenocorticism.

Intestinal Parasitism.

Lower Urinary Tract Infection.

Lymphoma.

Mammary Tumors.

Mycoplasmosis and Chronic Respiratory Disease.

Otitis Media and Interna.

Ovarian Cysts.

Pneumonia.

Polyuria and Polydipsia.

Pruritus.

Rectal Prolapse.

Red Tears (Chromodacryorrhea).

Renal Failure.

Rhinitis and Sinusitis.

Scent Gland Disorders.

Sialodacryoadenitis Virus.

Tyzzer’s Disease.

Ulcerative Pododermatitis (Bumblefoot).

Uterine Disorders.

Vaginal Discharge.

Appendices.

Appendix I: Common Dosages for Ferrets.

Appendix II: Normal Values for Ferrets.

Appendix III: Common Dosages for Rabbits.

Appendix IV: Normal Values for Rabbits.

Appendix V: Common Dosages for Chinchillas.

Appendix VI: Normal Values for Chinchillas.

Appendix VII: Common Dosages for Guinea Pigs.

Appendix VIII: Normal Values for Guinea Pigs.

Appendix IX: Common Dosages for Selected Rodent Species.

Appendix X: Normal Values for Selected Rodent Species.

Index.

This book has a companion website providing client education handouts only available online at www.wiley.com/go/oglesbee.

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Barbara L. Oglesbee, DVM, DABVP, is the Avian and Exotic Service Veterinarian at Capital Veterinary Referral and Emergency Center and is a Clinical Associate Professor at the Ohio State University College of Veterinary Medicine.
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  • Provides a current, practical resource on the diagnosis and treatment of conditions and diseases seen in companion exotic mammals
  • Offers one-volume coverage of a broad range of common disorders
  • Adds new sections on chinchillas, guinea pigs, and rodents, with over 100 topics new to this edition
  • Presents additional topics and complete updates in the existing ferret and rabbit sections
  • Topics are listed alphabetically for efficient research and quick reference
  • Includes Client Education Handouts, available on a companion website at www.wiley.com/go/oglesbee, for use in the veterinary clinic
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“This book provides to-the-point content that is expected from the series and is priced consistently with other books in Blackwell’s Five-Minute series.”  (Journal of The American Veterinary Medical Association, 15 March 2013)

“In summary, this text does exactly as intended – to act as a quick reference guide during a consultation – and, therefore, is useful for those clinicians in need of assistance to formulate a suitable diagnostic and therapeutic plan.”  (Veterinary Times, 10 September 2012)

“The succinct and practical nature of the book makes it an excellent handy reference guide, with a surprising amount of detail on each condition.”  (Journal of Small Animal Medicine, 1 May 2012)

“Its succinct and practical nature makes it ideal for first-opinion practice. It is also an excellent starting point for those looking to develop an interest in the ‘exotic’ species, which these days are becoming more and more popular.”  (Veterinary Record, 14 April 2012)

“The succinct and practical nature of the book makes it an excellent handy reference guide, with a surprising amount of detail on each condition.”  (Journal of Small Animal Medicine, 2012) "Blackwell's Five-Minute Veterinary Consult: Small Mammal, 2nd edition edited by Barbara L Oglesbee, pulls together a wide range of treatment details on veterinary medicine for small and exotic mammals and is a ‘must' for any practicing vet's library." (The Midwest Book Review, 1 November 2011) "This hardback book is a concise, easy reference, complied after gathering biological, medical and surgical data from a welcome increase in the literature on the common small mammals seen in veterinary practice ... The book is well set out." (Veterinary Practice, 1 November 2011) The 2nd edition of Blackwells’ Five Minute Veterinary Consult Clinical Companion: Small Mammals has expanded from rabbits and ferrets to include guinea pigs, rodents (rats, mice, hamsters, gerbils) and chinchillas. Despite the addition of some species not present in Australia, the inclusion of guinea pigs androdents expands the Australian veterinary audience that will be able to use this book. The format is similar to the Canine and Feline Five Minute Manuals and, most importantly, focuses on conditions seen in the pet, not the laboratory mammal.  Each chapter is based on a species. The conditions listed are based broadly on diseases, but clinical signs, such as conjunctivitis, diarrhoea, anorexia and dyspnoea, will allow the clinician unsure of a diagnosis to confidently navigate the information in this book. Although the preface claims that some of the information is anecdotal, there are pertinent references at the end of each topic iffurther reading is desired. The information is current, with some newer treatment options listed. It is also helpful that the distribution of a disease is given, as some of these conditions are not seen in Australia, which can be confusing when reading overseas texts. The appendices are a useful tool to quickly find dose rates and indications. Laboratory values for different species are listed and include reference ranges in the units used in Australia and overseas. The supporting website has some handy client handouts that willassist clinicians in providing information for their clients. I would recommend this reasonably-priced text to vets interested in pocket pets, but also for those vets in general practice who need a quick reference guide to help them with the occasional sick small mammal consult. In terms of ease of use and condensing a large amount of information into a format that is quick and accessible, this book will give the ‘pink’ book on small mammals a run for its money.Anne FowlerBSc(Vet)(Hons), BVSc, MACVSc (Avian Health, Wildlife Health) Healesville, Victoria-December 2011
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