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With a focus on North America, this book offers an all-encompassing resource for reliable information on the medical management of wild birds, mammals, amphibians, and turtles. Focusing on the medical information relevant to the wildlife setting, it covers triage, emergency care, and other key considerations in handling, diagnosing, and treating wild animals. The book's population-based approach encourages practitioners to understand individual animal care within the broader context.
Medical Management of Wildlife Species: A Guide for Practitioners begins with a brief summary of natural history, and introductory chapters address general topics such as pre-release conditioning, post-release monitoring, and legal issues associated with handling wildlife species. Species-specific chapters provide practical information on medical management, including the most prevalent concerns for each species and the epidemiology of infectious diseases.
- Provides a complete reference to handling, diagnosing, and treating wild species
- Covers the full range of North American wildlife
- Includes concepts that can be applied to species globally
- Emphasizes information relevant to the wildlife setting
- Focuses on individual medicine, firmly grounded within population medicine for a broader approach
- Targeted at wildlife veterinarians, veterinary clinicians that will be presented with wildlife, veterinary technicians, and wildlife rehabilitators
Medical Management of Wildlife Species is a must-have addition to the bookshelf of wildlife veterinarians and any veterinarian seeing occasional wild animals, as well as wildlife biologists and researchers.
List of Contributors vii
Section I General Topics 1
1 Regulatory and Legal Considerations in Wildlife Medicine 3 / Allan Casey and Erica A. Miller
2 Human Safety and Zoonoses 11 / Marcy J. Souza
3 Specialized Equipment for Wildlife Care 23 / Florina S. Tseng
4 General Principles of Emergency Care 29 / Julia K. Whittington and Nicole Rosenhagen
5 General Principles of Analgesia and Anesthesia in Wildlife 45 / Michelle G. Hawkins, David Sanchez-Migallon Guzman and Joanne Paul-Murphy
6 Care of Oiled Wildlife 75 / Florina S. Tseng and Michael Ziccardi
7 Vaccination of Wildlife Species 85 / Michael J. Yabsley
8 The Veterinary Practitioner and the Wildlife Rehabilitator: Building the Right Relationship and Touching All the Bases 97 / Edward E. Clark Jr
9 Pre-Release Conditioning 105 / Scott Ford and Kristen Dube
10 Postrehabilitation Release Monitoring of Wildlife 123 / Sonia M. Hernandez
11 Wound Management in Wildlife 129 / Elizabeth A. Maxwell and R. Avery Bennett
12 Principles of Initial Orphan Care 145 / Laurie J. Gage and Rebecca S. Duerr
13 The Role of Wildlife Rehabilitation in Wildlife Disease Research and Surveillance 159 / Michael J. Yabsley
Section II Medical Management of Specific Animals 167
14 Natural History and Medical Management of Squirrels and Other Rodents 169 / Erica A. Miller
15 Natural History and Medical Management of Lagomorphs 185 / Florina S. Tseng
16 Natural History and Medical Management of Passerines, Galliformes, and Allies 197 / Sallie C. Welte and Erica A. Miller
17 Natural History and Medical Management of Raptors 215 / David Scott
18 Natural History and Medical Management of Waterfowl 229 / Michele Goodman
19 Medical and Surgical Management of Seabirds and Allies 247 / Rebecca S. Duerr
20 Medical and Surgical Management of Deer and Relatives 259 / Kelli Knight and Peach van Wick
21 Natural History and Medical Management of Procyonids: Emphasis on Raccoons 271 / Renée Schott
22 Natural History and Medical Management of tMustelids 283 / Noha Abou-Madi
23 Natural History and Medical Management of Opossums 297 / Antonia Gardner
24 Natural History and Medical Management of Canids: Emphasis on Coyotes and Foxes 313 / Jeannie Lord and Erica A. Miller
25 Natural History and Medical Management of Ursids 327 / Dave McRuer and Helen Ingraham
26 Natural History and Medical Management of Felids: Emphasis on Bobcats 343 / Bethany Groves and John R. Huckabee
27 Natural History and Medical Management of Chiroptera 353 / Linda E. Bowen
28 Natural History and Medical Management of Terrestrial and Aquatic Chelonians 363 / Terry M. Norton and Matthew C. Allender
29 Natural History and Medical Management of Amphibians 383 / Leigh Ann Clayton
Appendix I: Clinical Pathology of Common Wildlife Species 397 / Erica A. Miller
Appendix II: Formulary for Common Wildlife Species 449 / Heather W. Barron
Sonia M. Hernandez, DVM, PhD, DACZM (Wildlife), is a Professor at the D.B. Warnell School of Forestry and Natural Resources and Southeastern Cooperative Wildlife Disease Study, Department of Population Health, College of Veterinary Medicine at the University of Georgia in Athens, Georgia, USA.
Heather W. Barron, DVM, DABVP (Avian), is Hospital Director of the Clinic for the Rehabilitation of Wildlife (CROW) in Sanibel, Florida, USA.
Erica A. Miller, DVM, is Adjunct Associate Professor of Wildlife Medicine, Department of Clinical Studies, University of Pennsylvania School of Veterinary Medicine in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA.
Roberto F. Aguilar, DVM, Dip. ECZM (Zoo Health Management), European Recognized Veterinary Specialist in Zoological Medicine (Zoo Health Management), is Veterinarian at the Tucson Wildlife Center in Tucson, Arizona, USA.
Michael J. Yabsley, MS, PhD, FRES, is Professor at the D.B. Warnell School of Forestry and Natural Resources and Southeastern Cooperative Wildlife Disease Study, Department of Population Health, College of Veterinary Medicine at the University of Georgia in Athens, Georgia, USA.