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A comprehensive book intended for anyone maintaining bats in captivity. It comprises 44 papers by 22 contributing authors. Bats in Captivity is the only book of its kind, detailing the care of captive bats worldwide. This volume, Biological and Medical Aspects, includes a drug formulary, information on public health, anatomy and physiology, controlling reproduction, parasitology, and veterinary medicine and surgery, plus many other related subjects.
Although carrying the same title as Susan Barnard's work of 1995, this is a new publication in four volumes.
- Health Precautions for Bat Workers
- Anatomy and Physiology
- Controlling Reproduction
- Clinic Environment and Physical Examination
- Common Injuries
- Common Health Disorders
- Bat Vision and Ophthalmology
- Oral Findings
- Chemical Restraint and Anesthesia
- Small Bat Surgery
- Blood Collection and Hematological Values
- Pathology: Including Necropsy Technique and Tissue Collection for the Bat Rehabilitator
- Care Giver's Guide to Calculating Drug Doses and Drug Formulary
Susan M. Barnard holds a Bachelor of Science degree from the University of the State of New York. She founded Basically Bats - Wildlife Conservation Society, Inc. in 1993, and served as Executive Director until 2008. Currently retired from her position as Assistant Curator of Herpetology at Zoo Atlanta, Ms. Barnard has authored over 25 scientific papers in refereed journals and 2 book chapters. She also co-authored books on reptilian parasites and reptilian husbandry, and has appeared in numerous magazines and on television, including the National Geographic special, Keepers of the Wild.