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Exotic animal medicine for the veterinary technician

Author: Bonnie M Ballard; Ryan Cheek
Publisher: Ames, Iowa : Wiley-Blackwell, 2010.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 2nd edView all editions and formats
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The second edition of this text is a comprehensive introduction to exotic animal practice for technicians in the classroom and clinic setting alike. With an emphasis on the exotic species most likely to present to a veterinary practice, the book offers easy-to-follow descriptions of common procedures and techniques. Covering information ranging from anatomy, restraint, and common diseases to radiology, surgical  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Bonnie M Ballard; Ryan Cheek
ISBN: 9780813822068 0813822068
OCLC Number: 436259085
Description: xxi, 484 pages, [12] pages of plates : illustrations (some color) ; 28 cm
Contents: The role of the veterinary technician in exotic animal medicine. --
Avian. Psittacines and passerines ; Psittacine behavior, husbandry, and enrichment ; Aviary design and management ; Sex differentiation and reproduction. --
Reptiles. Lizards ; Snakes ; Chelonians ; Herpetoculture and reproduction. --
Amphibians. --
Mammals. Ferrets ; Rabbits ; Mice, rats, gerbils, and hamsters ; Chinchillas ; Guinea pigs ; Hedgehog ; Skunks ; Sugar gliders ; Prairie dogs. --
Wildlife Rehabilitation. The role of the veterinary technician in wildlife rehabilitation. --
Hematology. Avian and reptile hematology --
State/Federal wildlife permit offices --
Wildlife admission/exam/care forms --
Handing and restraint of wildlife species --
Tail wrapping --
Guide to identification of hatchling and nestling songbirds --
Average body weights of selected North American songbirds --
Species care sheets --
Biological date of selected North American wild mammals --
Glossary of medical conditions and treatments --
Wildlife product sources --
Supplies necessary for an exotic practice.
Responsibility: edited by Bonnie Ballard and Ryan Cheek.

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Exotic Animal Medicine for the Veterinary Technician, Second Edition is a comprehensive yet clear introduction to exotic animal practice for technicians in the classroom and clinic setting alike.  Read more...

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