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Zoo and Wild Animal Medicine, 5th Edition


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This thoroughly revised, up-to-date text covers diagnosis and treatment of all zoo and wild animals, including amphibians, reptiles, birds, mammals, and camelidae. Logically organized by species, the consistent, user-friendly format addresses an animal's biology, unique anatomy, special physiology, restraint and handling, special housing requirements, feeding, surgery and anesthesia, diagnostics, and diseases. Multinational contributors bring their expertise related to many of the species from countries outside of North America.

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New to This Edition

    • Formerly part of the Current Therapy titles series, this edition features an all-new format that covers all appropriate species and all therapies, making it more comprehensive and useful.
    • Logical, user-friendly organization arranges material by species.
    • All material in this thorough revision is new to this edition.

Key Features

    • Covers all species in one comprehensive, complete resource.
    • Emphasizes restraint and handlings, an extremely important topic that helps the veterinarian determine if physical or chemical restraint is necessary.
    • Global authorship includes multinational contributors who offer expert information on different species from around the world.
    • Excellent tables provide quick reference to key points in the chapters.
    • Information on husbandry addresses caging various species depending on climate, type of display, etc.
    • New information on reproduction in captive wild animals examines complex problems dealing with reproduction in species whose numbers may be dwindling rapidly.
    • Important information on nutrition and feeding helps the veterinarian develop proper dietary management.

Author Information

    By Murray E. Fowler, DVM, Professor Emeritus, Zoological Medicine, School of Veterinary Medicine, University of California at Davis, Davis, CA; and R. Eric Miller, DVM, Director of Animal Health and Conservation, Saint Louis Zoo, Forest Park, St. Louis, MO

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Zoo and Wild Animal Medicine, 5th Edition
  • Hardcover
  • 992 Pages
  • Trim Size: 8 5/16 X 10 7/8 in
  • Imprint: Saunders
  • ISBN: 978-0-7216-9499-3
  • Copyright: 2003