Chapter 01: Ground squirrels
Chapter 02: African Pygmy Hedgehogs
Chapter 03: Common marmosets
Chapter 04: Striped Skunk
Chapter 05: Degus
Chapter 06: Mongolian Gerbils
Chapter 07: Hamsters
Chapter 08: Rats
Chapter 09: Sugar Gliders
Chapter 10: Budgerigars and Cockatiels
Chapter 11: Grey parrots
Chapter 12: Birds of Prey
Chapter 13: Bearded Dragons
Chapter 14: Geckos
Chapter 15: Chameleons
Chapter 16: Corn snakes
Chapter 17: Boas and Pythons
Chapter 18: Mediterranean Tortoises
Chapter 19: African Tortoises
Chapter 20: Terrapins
Chapter 21: Amphibians
Chapter 22: Koi Carp
Chapter 23: Tarantulas
Chapter 24: Giant African Land snails
Easy-to-use, comprehensive reference covering the less common species encountered in general veterinary practice
Handbook of Exotic Pet Medicine provides easy-to-access, detailed information on a wide variety of exotic species that can be encountered in general veterinary practice.
Offering excellent coverage of topics such as basic techniques, preventative health measures, and a formulary for each species, each chapter uses the same easy-to-follow format so that users can find information quickly while working in the clinic. Presented in full colour, with over 400 photographs, the book gives small animal practitioners the confidence to handle and treat more familiar pets such as budgerigars, African grey parrots, bearded dragons, corn snakes, tortoises, pygmy hedgehogs, hamsters and rats. Other species that may be presented less frequently including skunks, marmosets, sugar gliders, koi carp, chameleons and terrapins are also covered in detail to enable clinicians to quickly access relevant information.
• Provides comprehensive coverage of many exotic pet species that veterinarians may encounter in general practice situations
• Presents evidence-based discussions of topics including biological parameters, husbandry, clinical evaluation, hospitalization requirements, common medical and surgical conditions, radiographic imaging, and more
The Handbook of Exotic Pet Medicine is an ideal one-stop reference for the busy general practitioner seeing the occasional exotic animal, veterinary surgeons with an established exotic animal caseload, veterinary students and veterinary nurses wishing to further their knowledge.
MARIE KUBIAK is an RCVS Recognised Specialist in Zoo and Wildlife Medicine and has worked exclusively in zoo and exotic animal practice for the last 15 years. Alongside clinical work she has lectured internationally, mentored new graduates developing skills in zoo and exotic practice, and authored over 30 peer reviewed publications in this field. As well as a broad interest in exotic animal veterinary care, she has developed a particular focus on captive bird medicine, invertebrate care and reptile surgery. Her current role is as the veterinary surgeon for a large zoological collection, working with species from ants to elephants.