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Zoo and Wild Animal Medicine: Current Therapy

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Fowler's Zoo and Wild Animal Medicine

Logically organized by taxonomic groups, this up-to-date text, Fowler's...

NHBS Price: £107.00 $131/€120 approx
Includes practical guidance on such topics as behavioral training for medical procedures and the use of infrared thermography.
Divided into four sections – Conditions Affecting Multiple Species, Poikilotherms, Avian Medicine, and Mammals – to help you find the information you need quickly.
Extensive contributor list includes multinational contributors offering expert information on species from around the world

By: Murray E Fowler (Editor), R Eric Miller (Editor)

512 pages, b/w photos, tables


Hardback | Oct 2007 | Edition: 6 | #174614 | ISBN-13: 9781416040477
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Hardback | Dec 2003 | Edition: 5 | #141440 | ISBN: 0721694993
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About this book

With expert contributors from around the world sharing their knowledge on 57 new cutting-edge areas of interest, Zoo and Wild Animal Medicine continues to provide outstanding coverage of todays most relevant topics.

Zoo and Wild Animal Medicine is an essential resource in zoo and wild animal medicine, addressing the special challenges posed by individual and herd medical management, newly emerging diseases in diverse wild animal populations, the effect of habitat loss and destruction on wildlife species, and the utilization of zoo animals in the surveillance and detection of potential zoonoses. The user-friendly current therapy approach continues to serve a vital function in the field by fostering a conservation biology ethic, bridging the gap between captive and free-ranging wild animal medicine, from a diverse group of experts.

"Your reviewer cannot recommend this book too highly to anyone working or intending to work in the field of zoological medicine and surgery and indeed would go further and support its essential inclusion on the bookshelf of such workers."
- Veterinary Record


Section I: Conditions Affecting Multiple Species
1. West Nile Virus in Birds and Mammals
2. Current Diagnostic Methods for Tuberculosis in Zoo Animals
3. Use of Infrared Thermography in Zoo and Wild Animals
4. Behavioral Clues to the Detection of Illness in Wild Animals: Models in Camelids and Elephants
5. Ionophores: Salinomycin Toxicity in Camelids
6. Emerging Diseases at the Interface of People, Domestic Animals and Wildlife
7. Behavioral Training for Medical Procedures
8. The Balai Directive of the European Union: A Difficult Piece of Veterinary Legislation
9. Encephalomyocarditis Virus Infection in Zoo Animals
10. Avian Influenza Conservation Medicine
11. Disease Management in Ex-Situ Invertebrate Conservation Programs
12. Use of Wildlife Rehabilitation Centers as Monitors of Ecosystem Health
13. Biopsy Darting

Section II: Poikilotherms Fish
14. Selected Fish Diseases in Wild Populations
15. Spring Viremia of Carp Virus (SVCV) Amphibians
16. Veterinary Participation in the Puerto Rican Crested Toad Program
17. Amphibian Chytridiomycosis
18. Raising Giant Tortoises Reptiles
19. Reptile Protozoa
20. Fluid Therapy in Reptiles

Section III: Avian Medicine
21. Salmonellosis in Songbirds (Order Passeriformes)
22. Veterinary Care of Bustards
23. Medical Management of Curassows
24. Monitoring Avian Health in the Galapagos Islands: Current Knowledge
25. Avian Atherosclerosis
26. Minerals and Stork Nutritions
27. The Veterinary Care of Kiwi

Section IV: Mammals Chiroptera
28. Paramyxoviruses in Bats Rodents
29. Medical Aspects of Red Squirrel Translocation Primates
30. Neuroleptics in Great Apes with Specific Reference to the Modification of Aggressive Behavior in a Male Gorilla
31. Occupational Exposure to Zoonotic Simian Retroviruses Carnivores
32. Neurological Disorders in Cheetahs and Snowleopards
33. Imbalanced Diets Compromise Semen Quality in Felids
34. Baylisascaris Neural Larval Migrans in Zoo Animals
35. Use of Analgesics in Exotic Felids
36. Mycobacterial Diseases in Carnivores Marine mammals
37. Melioidosis in Marine Mammals
38. Inflammation in Marine Mammals
39. Capture and Anesthesia of Otariids in the Wild
40. Tissue Cyst-Forming Coccidia of Marine Mammals
41. Algal Bloom Toxicity in Marine Animals Elephants
42. Elephant Herpesviruses
43. Tuberculosis in Elephants
44. Neonatal Elephant Mortality
45. Working Elephant Health Care and Management Artiodactylids
46. Camelinds are Not Ruminants
47. Uroliths and Gastro-Enteroliths
48. Congenital/Hereditary Defects in Camelidae
49. Hypocalcemia, Hypomagnesemia in Non-Domestic Ruminants
50. Diseases of Chamois
51. Gastro-Intestinal Nematodiasis in Hoofstock
52. Tuberculosis in Michigan Deer
53. Chronic Wasting Disease of Cervid Species
54. Heartwater (Ehrlichia Ruminantium)
55. The Nutrition of Browsers
56. Side Effects of Etorphine and Carfentanil in Non-Domestic Hoofstock
57. Treatment of Chronic Renal Failure in Non-Domestic Felids

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