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CRC Handbook of Marine Mammal Medicine

Edited By: Leslie A Dierauf and Frances MD Gulland

1063 pages, Col plates, bw plates, illus, figs, tabs

CRC Press

Hardback | Dec 2001 | Edition: 2 | #121754 | ISBN: 0849308399
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Illustrated by Jeff Mazzeo
Comprehensive compilation of information on medicine, surgery, pathology, physiology, husbandry, feeding and housing of marine mammals, including cetaceans, pinnipeds, manatees, sea otters and polar bears. Also covered are bacterial and viral diseases, and parasitology.

From the publisher's announcement:

CRC Handbook of Marine Mammal Medicine, Second Edition is the only handbook specifically devoted to marine mammal medicine and health. With 66 contributors working together to craft 45 scientifically-based chapters, the text has been completely revised and updated to contain all the latest developments in this field. Building upon the solid foundation of the previous edition, the contents of this book are light-years ahead of the topics presented in the first edition.

See what's new in the Second Edition:
o Marine mammals as sentinels of ocean health
o Emerging and resurging diseases
o Thorough revision of the Immunology chapter
o Diagnostic imaging chapters to illustrate new techniques
o Quick reference for venipuncture sites in many marine mammals
o Unusual mortality events and mass strandings
o New topics such as a chapter on careers
o Wider scope of coverage including species outside of the United States and Canada

Filled with captivating illustrations and photographs, the Handbook guides you through the natural history of cetaceans, pinnipeds, manatees, sea otters, and polar bears. Prepared in a convenient, easy-to-use format, it is designed specifically for use in the field. Covering more than 40 topics, this one-of-a-kind reference is packed with data. The comprehensive compilation of information includes medicine, surgery, pathology, physiology, husbandry, feeding and housing, with special attention to strandings and rehabilitation. The CRC Handbook of Marine Mammal Medicine, Second Edition is still a must for anyone interested in marine mammals.


Emerging Pathways in Marine Mammal Medicine. Anatomy and Physiology of Marine Mammals. Infectious Diseases of Marine Mammals. Pathology of Marine Mammals. Diagnostic Imaging in Marine Mammals. Medical Management of Marine Mammals. Marine Mammal Well-Being. Specific Medicine and Husbandry of Marine Mammals. Appendices.

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