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Veterinary Guide to Animal Breeds

Veterinary Guide to Animal Breeds

Beth Vanhorn

ISBN: 978-1-119-29972-1

Jul 2017

120 pages

In Stock

$59.99

Description

Veterinary Guide to Animal Breeds offers a comprehensive reference for accurately recognizing small animal, exotic, and large animal breeds, with color photographs to aid in identification and important information for delivering veterinary care.

  • Provides a reliable, veterinary-based guide to accurately recognizing breeds
  • Covers small, large, and exotic animal breeds
  • Emphasizes information targeted at daily veterinary practice
  • Presents full-color photographs for comparison and identification
  • Includes access to a companion website offering teaching materials, including worksheets and teaching PowerPoints

 

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Preface ix

1 Dog Breed Identification 1

Objectives 1

1.1 Introduction 1

1.2 Characteristics of Dogs 1

1.3 Classes of Breeds 1

1.4 Summary 4

2 Cat Breed Identification 5

Objectives 5

2.1 Introduction 5

2.2 Characteristics of Cats 5

2.3 Classes of Breeds 5

2.4 Summary 8

3 Rabbit Breed Identification 9

Objectives 9

3.1 Introduction 9

3.2 Characteristics of Rabbits 9

3.3 Types of Rabbits 9

3.4 Summary 11

4 Guinea Pig Breed Identification 13

Objectives 13

4.1 Introduction 13

4.2 Characteristics of Guinea Pigs 13

4.3 Types of Guinea Pigs 13

4.4 Summary 14

5 Pocket Pet Breed Identification 15

Objectives 15

5.1 Introduction 15

5.2 Characteristics of Mice 15

5.3 Characteristics of Rats 15

5.4 Characteristics of Hamsters 16

5.5 Characteristics of Chinchillas 17

5.6 Characteristics of Hedgehogs 17

5.7 Characteristics of Gerbils 17

5.8 Characteristics of Ferrets 18

5.9 Summary 18

6 Avian Breed Identification 21

Objectives 21

6.1 Introduction 21

6.2 Characteristics of Companion Birds 21

6.3 Orders of Companion Birds 22

6.4 Summary 24

7 Reptile Species Identification 25

Objectives 25

7.1 Introduction 25

7.2 Characteristics of Reptiles 25

7.3 Types of Reptiles 26

7.4 Summary 27

8 Amphibian Species Identification 29

Objectives 29

8.1 Introduction 29

8.2 Characteristics of Amphibians 29

8.3 Types of Amphibians 29

8.4 Summary 31

9 Cattle Breed Identification 33

Objectives 33

9.1 Introduction 33

9.2 Characteristics of Cattle 33

9.3 Types of Cattle 34

9.4 Summary 35

10 Equine Breed Identification 37

Objectives 37

10.1 Introduction 37

10.2 Characteristics of Equines 37

10.3 Types of Equines 38

10.4 Summary 40

11 Swine Breed Identification 41

Objectives 41

11.1 Introduction 41

11.2 Characteristics of Swine 41

11.3 Types of Swine 41

11.4 Breeds of Swine 42

11.5 Summary 45

12 Sheep Breed Identification 47

Objectives 47

12.1 Introduction 47

12.2 Characteristics of Sheep 47

12.3 Classes of Sheep 47

12.4 Breeds of Sheep 49

12.5 Summary 52

13 Goat Breed Identification 53

Objectives 53

13.1 Introduction 53

13.2 Characteristics of Goats 53

13.3 Classes of Goats 53

13.4 Breeds of Goats 54

13.5 Summary 56

14 Poultry Breed Identification 57

Objectives 57

14.1 Introduction 57

14.2 Characteristics of Poultry 57

14.3 Classes of Poultry 57

14.4 Breeds of Poultry 60

14.5 Summary 67

15 Alternative Production Animal Breed Identification 69

Objectives 69

15.1 Introduction 69

15.2 Alternative Animal Production Systems 69

15.3 Common Alternative Production Animal Species 69

15.4 Summary 76

Appendix 77

Index

""As a new educator in the field of veterinary medicine with no formal training in veterinary sciences, I found the guide very useful for identifying the common breeds and species my students work (or will work) with when they leave veterinary school. The book is concise and easy to read. The references and further reading sections at the end of each chapter make it convenient to pursue a more in-depth understanding"" Doody's, October 2017