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Textbook of rabbit medicine

Textbook of rabbit medicine

Author: Molly Varga
Publisher: Edinburgh : Butterworth-Heinemann, 2014.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : English : Second editionView all editions and formats
The new Textbook of Rabbit Medicine draws on the latest information from around the world to make it a truly global resource on all aspects of rabbit medicine and health. It will continue to be indispensable to veterinary surgeons in general practice, veterinary students, referral veterinarians specializing in exotic pets, and veterinary surgeons studying for certificates in advanced veterinary practice. The book is  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Additional Physical Format: Varga, Molly.
Textbook of rabbit medicine.
Edinburgh : Elsevier, 2014
(DLC) 2012044290
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Molly Varga
ISBN: 9780702054198 0702054194 9780702059179 070205917X
OCLC Number: 860862608
Notes: Previous edition: 2002.
Description: 1 online resource : illustrations
Contents: Front Cover; Textbook of Rabbit Medicine; Copyright; Contents; Foreword; Preface; Acknowledgements; Part I: Rabbit Basic Science; Chapter 1: Rabbit Basic Science; 1.1. Biological characteristics of the domestic rabbit (Oryctolagus cuniculus); 1.1.1. Origins of the domestic rabbit; 1.1.2. Wild rabbits; 1.1.3. Breeds of rabbits; 1.1.4. Angoras; 1.1.5. Diurnal rhythms; 1.2. Housing and husbandry; 1.2.1. Housing; 1.2.2. Hutches for pet rabbits; 1.2.3. Exercise; 1.2.4. Burrowing; 1.2.5. Companionship; 1.2.6. Winter housing; 1.2.7. Free-range rabbits; 1.2.8. House rabbits; 1.2.9. Litter trays. 1.2.10. Thermoregulation1.3. Digestive anatomy, physiology and nutrition; 1.3.1. Digestive physiology; 1.3.2. Ingestion of food; 1.3.3. Anatomy and digestion in the stomach and small intestine; 1.3.4. Anatomy of the hindgut; 1.3.5. Motility of the hindgut; 1.3.6. Caecal fermentation; 1.3.7. Expulsion and ingestion of caecotrophs; 1.3.8. Energy metabolism; 1.3.9. Water metabolism; 1.3.10. Electrolyte exchange; 1.3.11. Acid-base balance; 1.3.12. Calcium metabolism; 1.3.13. Nutrition; 1.3.14. Appetite; 1.3.15. Dietary requirements of rabbits; Carbohydrate; Fibre. Digestible (fermentable) and indigestible fibre in rabbits1. Digestion of fermentable fibre within the caecum; The importance of indigestible fibre; Recommended dietary fibre for rabbits; Sources of fibre for pet rabbits; Oligosaccharides; Protein; Fats; Vitamins; Vitamin A; Vitamin D; Vitamin E; Vitamin K; B-complex vitamins; Vitamin C; Minerals; Calcium; Phosphorus. Other minerals1.3.16. Salt licks and mineral blocks; 1.3.17. Grass and hay for pet rabbits; 1.3.18. Types of commercial rabbit food; Pelleted diets; Extruded or expanded diets; Mixed rations; 1.3.19. Problems associated with feeding; Toxic plants; Chemicals; Mycotoxins; Locust beans and dried pulses; 1.3.20. Obesity; 1.4. Taking a clinical history; 1.4.1. Clinical history; 1.4.2. Breed incidence; 1.4.3. Age; 1.4.4. Husbandry; 1.4.5. Eating and drinking; 1.4.6. Urination and defecation; 1.5. Handling. 1.5.1. Handling rabbits during the consultation1.5.2. Immobility response (tonic immobility, freeze response or `hypnosis ́); 1.6. External characteristics and physical examination; 1.6.1. External characteristics; 1.6.2. Clinical examination; General condition; General demeanour; Gait; Sex, age and sexual maturity; Examination of the skin, fur and mucous membranes; Examination of the perineum; Rectal temperature; Abdominal palpation and auscultation; Auscultation and assessment of respiration.
Responsibility: revised and updated by Molly Varga, BVetMed DZooMed MRCVS, Veterinary Surgeon, Cheshire Pet, Holmes Chapel, Cheshire, England, UK ; foreword by Dr. Thomas M. Donnelly.


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