Ferrets continue to be popular pets and research models. This Second Edition is thoroughly revised, and emphasizes the clinical component of veterinary medicine particular to the ferret, reflecting recent advancements of knowledge and the author's work at MIT. New techniques for routine diagnostic and surgical procedures are covered, as well as discussion of eosinophilic gastroenteritis; hormone-dependent cystitis; lymphomas; rabies vaccines; Aleutian disease; insulinoma; alopecia; adrenal neoplasia; bleeding disorders; and anesthesia protocols
Section I: Biology and Husbandry.Chapter 1 Taxonomy, History, and Use. (James G. Fox)Chapter 2 Anatomy of the Ferret. (Howard E. Evans and Nguyen Quoc An)Chapter 3 Neuroanatomy of the Ferret Brain. (I. Nigel C. Lawes and Paul L. R. Andrews)Chapter 4 Physiology of the Ferret. (Mark T. Whary and Paul L.R. Andrews)Chapter 5 Nutrition. (James G. Fox and Daniel E. McLain)Chapter 6 Housing and Management. (James G. Fox)Chapter 7 Normal Clinical and Biologic Parameters. (James G. Fox)Chapter 8 Growth, Reproduction, and Breeding. (James G. Fox and Judi A. Bell)Section II: Diseases and Clinical Applications.Chapter 9 Hematopoietic Diseases. (Susan E. Erdman, Xiantang Li, and James G. Fox)Chapter 10 Diseases of the Genitourinary System. (James G. Fox, Renee C. Pearson, and Jusi A. Bell)Chapter 11 Diseases of the Gastrointestinal System. (James G. Fox)Chapter 12 Diseases of the Endocrine System. (James G. Fox and Robert P. Marini)Chapter 13 Other Systemic Diseases. (James G. Fox)Chapter 14 Bacterial and Mycoplasmal Disease. (James G. Fox)Chapter 15 Viral Diseases. (James G. Fox, Renee C. Pearson, and John R. Gorham)Chapter 16 Parasitic Diseases. (James G. Fox)Chapter 17 Mycotic Diseases. (James G. Fox)Chapter 18 Neoplastic Diseases. (Xiantang Li and James G. Fox)Chapter 19 Anesthesia, Surgery, and Biomethodology. (Robert P. Marini and James G. Fox)Section III: Research and Applications.Chapter 20 Viral Disease Models. (Renne C. Pearson and John R. Gorham)Chapter 21 Use of the Ferret in Cardiovascular Research. (James P. Morgan and Kerry E. Travers)Chapter 22 use of the Ferret in Behavioral Research. (Michael J. Baum)Chapter 23 Use of the Ferret in Reproductive Neuroendocrinology. (Michael J. Baum)Chapter 24 use f the Ferret in Parasitologic Research. (Mark L. Eberhard)Index.
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James G. Fox, DVM, Professor and Director, Division of Comparative Medicine, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, Massachusetts. Adjunct Professor of Comparative Medicine, Tufts University School of Veterinary Medicine, Grafton, Massachusetts. Adjunct Professor of Companion Animal Medicine, University of Pennsylvania, School of Veterinary Medicine, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.