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Exotic Small Mammal Care and Husbandry

March 2010, ©2010, Wiley-Blackwell
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Exotic Small Mammal Care and Husbandry is a practical reference for assessing, handling, and treating small exotic animals in the veterinary clinic. Covering common species such as mice, hamsters, rabbits, and ferrets, the book focuses on nursing care, giving veterinary staff the information they need to work with these less-common patients. With information on basic anatomy, preventative care, and common diseases, Exotic Small Mammal Care and Husbandry provides a thorough grounding in the fundamentals of caring for small exotic mammals and communicating with owners. 
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Acknowledgments vii

1 Introduction 3

2 Enrichment 11

3 Preventive Medicine 21

4 Rabbits 49

5 Ferrets 61

6 Mice 73

7 Rats 81

8 Gerbils 93

9 Hamsters 103

10 Guinea pigs 115

11 Chinchillas 125

12 Degus 137

13 Hedgehogs 143

14 Sugar Gliders 157

15 Opossums 169

Index 175

Color plate appears between pages 80 and 81

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Ron E. Banks, DVM, DACLAM, DACVPM, CPIA, is the Director of the Office of Animal Welfare at Duke University.

Julie M. Sharp, DVM, is a veterinarian at the Office of Animal Welfare at Duke University.

Sonia D. Doss, M.Ed., RLATG, is a veterinary technologist at the Office of Animal Welfare at Duke University.

Deborah A. Vanderford, DVM, is a veterinarian at the Office of Animal Welfare at Duke University.

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"Short of acquiring clinical books featuring only a single species, this book is thorough enough that it would be a valuable addition to the library of any veterinary professional interested in exotic small mammals." (National Association of Veterinary Technicians in America , 2011)

"Overall, this book is a great source of information for veterinary technicians and assistants who frequently work with small mammals. The text is very easy to use, and could also be used to provide information to clients who need help with husbandry. It is small, concise, and to the point without a bunch of statistics or unnecessary text to muddle through. This text would be a great addition to any general or exotic practice, or for the veterinary technician's library. Veterinarians and other staff members may also benefit from having this book on their shelf of easy-to-reach reference material." (VSPN, June 2010)

"There is certainly something for anyone with an interest in exotics to be found within these pages, and it will be most useful for veterinary nurses and pet owners. It should be judged as an excellent starter guide for exotic veterinarians, with good coverage of basic procedures and disease processes, thus meriting its place on most veterinary practice bookshelves." (Veterinary Record, November 2010)

This is a useful book for those in the veterinary field. It provides a great deal of information for various species in a well-organized manner." (Doody's, October 2010)

"Exotic Small Mammal Care and Husbandry is a fine basic reference for handling and treating small animals in the vet clinic. It covers everything from mice and hamsters to ferrets and focuses on housing, nutrition and diseases. Basic anatomy and preventative care are included in a fine easy approach many a pet owner will also appreciate." (The Midwest Book Review, June 2010)

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192 pages
March 2010
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