Exotic Animal Medicine for the Veterinary Technician, 2nd Edition
May 2010, ©2010, Wiley-Blackwell
This book's companion Web site includes review questions and figures for download in PowerPoint at www.wiley.com/go/ballard.
Section 1 Introduction
Chapter 1 The Role of the Veterinary Technician in Exotic Animal Medicine
Section 2 Avian
Chapter 2 Psittacines and Passerines
Cheryl B. Greenacre and Lillian Gerhardt
Chapter 3 Psittacine Behavior, Husbandry, and Enrichment
Chapter 4 Aviary Design and Management
Chapter 5 Sex Differentiation and Reproduction
April Romagnano and Tarah L. Hadley
Section 3 Reptiles
Chapter 6 Lizards
Chapter 7 Snakes
Ryan Cheek, Shannon Richards, and Maria Crane
Chapter 8 Chelonians
Chapter 9 Herpetoculture and Reproduction
Section 4 Amphibians
Chapter 10 Amphibians
Section 5 Mammals
Chapter 11 Ferrets
James R. McClearen, Julie Mays, Tarah L. Hadley
Chapter 12 Rabbits
Douglas K. Taylor, Vanessa Lee, Deborah Mook, and Michael J. Huerkamp
Chapter 13 Mice, Rats, Gerbils, and Hamsters
Anne Hudson and April Romagnano
Chapter 14 Chinchillas
Trevor Lyon and Bonnie Ballard
Chapter 15 Guinea Pigs
Anne Hudson and Maria Crane
Chapter 16 Hedgehogs
Michael Duffy Jones
Chapter 17 Skunks
Chapter 18 Sugar Gliders
Chapter 19 Prairie Dogs
Section 6 Wildlife Rehabilitation
Chapter 20 The Role of the Veterinary Technician in Wildlife Rehabilitation
Section 7 Hematology
Chapter 21 Avian and Reptile Hematology
Denise I. Bounous
1. State/Federal Wildlife Permit Offices
2. Wildlife Admission/Exam/Care Forms
3. Handling and Restraint of Wildlife Species
4. Tail Wrapping
5. Guide to Identification of Hatchling and Nestling Songbirds
6. Average Body Weights of Selected North American Songbirds
7. Species Care Sheets
8. Biological Data of Selected North American Wild Mammals
9. Glossary of Medical Conditions and Treatments
10. Wildlife Product Sources
11. Additional Resources
12. Supplies Necessary for an Exotic Practice
Ryan Cheek, RVTg, VTS (ECC), is a veterinary technologist and a full time instructor at Gwinnett Technical College. Before this position he was head technician of the exotic animal department and emergency and critical technician in private practice.
- Chapters have been reorganized and divided into sections
- Shorter chapters for easier navigation
- Includes expanded information on birds
- New chapters on avian behavior, husbandry, and enrichment; aviary design and management; and sex differentiation and reproduction
- New chapter on herpetoculture and reproduction
- New chapters on skunks, sugar gliders, and prairie dogs
- New emphasis on husbandry and nutrition
- New second text color
- Expanded with 125 additional pages and 100 new images
- Aimed specifically at the vet tech in the classroom setting
- Provides a comprehensive yet clear introduction to the most common exotic species
- Features wildlife information rarely found elsewhere
- Includes access to supplementary Web materials, including Web resources, forms, charts, and figures for download into PowerPoint, and review questions, at www.wiley.com/go/ballard
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