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Ophthalmology of Exotic Pets

Handbook / Manual

By: David L Williams

248 pages, colour photos

John Wiley & Sons

Paperback | Apr 2012 | #198092 | ISBN-13: 9781444330410
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About this book

This quick reference handbook covers the diagnosis and treatment of eye disease in a range of exotic companion animal species, including rabbits, rodents, reptiles, birds, amphibians and fish. It clarifies when extrapolation from cat or dog eyes is appropriate, or when new information is needed to ensure that diagnoses and treatments are appropriate for the particular species. Writing in an accessible and down to earth style, the author brings a wealth of personal experience to this specialised subject area. The book contains many ophthalmic photographs of both anatomy in normal eyes and pathology in abnormal cases. It also includes a separate chapter on the common ophthalmic features of exotic pets, discussing what can be learnt from cross-species comparison and another chapter giving a brief history of comparative ophthalmology.

"Ophthalmology of Exotic Pets" is an invaluable aid for veterinary practitioners and students with an interest in exotic pet species, as well as for veterinary ophthalmologists.


Foreword viii
Acknowledgements x
Dedication xi

Chapter 1 Introduction 1
Chapter 2 A brief history of comparative ophthalmology 3
Chapter 3 Common features of exotic animal ophthalmology 9
Chapter 4 The rabbit eye 15
Chapter 5 The guinea pig eye 56
Chapter 6 The ferret eye 73
Chapter 7 The rat and mouse eye 86
Chapter 8 The eye of other mammalian exotic pet species 109
Chapter 9 The avian eye 119
Chapter 10 The reptile eye 159
Chapter 11 The amphibian eye 197
Chapter 12 The fish eye 211

Index 231

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David Williams is Associate Lecturer in Veterinary Ophthalmology in the Department of Clinical Veterinary Medicine at the University of Cambridge and a Fellow, Director of Studies and College Lecturer in veterinary medicine and pathology at St John's College, Cambridge.

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