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Medical Management of Wildlife Species: A Guide for Veterinary Practitioners

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Medical Management of Wildlife Species: A Guide for Veterinary Practitioners

Description

This book offers an all-encompassing resource for reliable information on the medical management of wild birds, mammals, amphibians, and turtles. Focusing on the medical information relevant to the wildlife setting, it covers triage, emergency care, and other key considerations in handling, diagnosing, and treating wild animals. The book's population-based approach encourages practitioners to understand individual animal care within the broader context. 

Medical Management of Wildlife Species: A Guide for Practitioners begins with a brief summary of natural history, and introductory chapters address general topics such as pre-release conditioning, post-release monitoring, and legal issues associated with handling wildlife species. Species-specific chapters provide practical information on medical management, including the most prevalent concerns for each species and the epidemiology of infectious diseases. 

  • Provides a complete reference to handling, diagnosing, and treating wild species
  • Covers the full range of North American wildlife
  • Includes concepts that can be applied to species globally
  • Emphasizes information relevant to the wildlife setting
  • Focuses on individual medicine, firmly grounded within population medicine for a broader approach
  • Targeted at wildlife veterinarians, veterinary clinicians that will be presented with wildlife, veterinary technicians, and wildlife rehabilitators

Medical Management of Wildlife Species is a must-have addition to the bookshelf of wildlife veterinarians and any veterinarian seeing occasional wild animals, as well as wildlife biologists and researchers.

List of contributors

Preface

Chapter 1: Regulatory and Legal Considerations in Wildlife Medicine

Chapter 2: Human Safety and Zoonoses

Chapter 3: Specialized Equipment for Wildlife Care

Chapter 4: General Principles of Emergency Care

Chapter 5: General Principles and Challenges in Anesthetizing Wild Animals

Chapter 6: Care of Oiled Wildlife

Chapter 7: Vaccination of Wildlife Species

Chapter 8: The Veterinary Practitioner and the Wildlife Rehabilitator: Building the Right Relationship and Touching All the Bases

Chapter 9: Pre-Release Conditioning

Chapter 10: Post-Rehabilitation release monitoring of wildlife

Chapter 11: Wound Management in Wildlife

Chapter 12: Principles of orphan care

Chapter 13: The Role of Wildlife Rehabilitation in Wildlife Disease Research and Surveillance

Chapter 14: Natural History and Medical Management of Squirrels and other Rodents

Chapter 15: Medical and Surgical Management of Lagomorphs

Chapter 16: Natural History and Medical Management of Passerines, Galliformes, and Allies

Chapter 17: Natural History and Medical Management of Raptors

Chapter 18: Natural History and Medical Management of Waterfowl

Chapter 19: Natural History and Medical Management of Seabirds and Allies

Chapter 20: Natural History and Medical Management of deer

Chapter 21: Natural History and Medical Management of Procyonids: Emphasis on Raccoons

Chapter 22: Natural History and Medical Management of Mustelids

Chapter 23: Natural History and Medical Management of Opossums

Chapter 24: Natural History and Medical Management of Canids: Emphasis on coyotes and foxes

Chapter 25: Natural History and Medical management of Ursids

Chapter 26: Natural History and Medical Management of Felids: Emphasis on Bobcats

Chapter 27: Natural History and Medical Management of Chiroptera

Chapter 28: Natural History and Medical Management of Terrestrial and Aquatic Chelonians

Chapter 29: Natural History and Medical Management of Amphibians

Appendix I: Clinical Pathology of Common Wildlife Species

Appendix II: Formulary for Common Wildlife Species

Index