He worked in general small animal practice before obtaining his CertZooMed in 2001, and working in a variety of rabbit and exotic first and second opinion practices, as well as 100% wildlife work. It begins with an introduction to important general issues in effective feline practice, including handling techniques, principles of examination and how to ensure a cat-friendly practice. This allows expansion of detail on each order, and the addition of other chapters focused on animals likely to be encountered, if rarely, by the practicing veterinarian, for example, the ratites and crocodilians. Fecteau 20 Problems of the geriatric rabbit John Chitty 21 Therapeutics Richard Saunders 22 Approach to common conditions Anna Meredith and Brigitte Lord Appendices 1 Common diseases of rabbits Anna Meredith and Brigitte Lord 2 Differential diagnoses based on clinical signs Anna Meredith and Brigitte Lord 3 Dorsal immobility response Sally Everitt Index Series. Richard Saunders Richard Saunders qualified from Liverpool University in 1994, having also obtained an intercalated degree in Zoology there.
Some photographic illustrations, especially those of habitats, might be better replaced by clearer and more informative diagrammatic representations. However, the ever-increasing range of non-traditional pets encountered by the veterinary surgeon in practice is reflected in coverage of some new groups, such as marsupials, ratites and crocodilians. The number of exotic and wildlife cases presented at the veterinary practice has increased significantly in the past 10 years, with increasing expectations regarding level of care. This remains the Foundation Manual for information across the range of exotic pets, from small mammals, through birds, reptiles and amphibians, to invertebrates. Anne McBride 6 The rabbit-friendly practice Molly Varga 7 Physical examination and clinical techniques Jenna Richardson and Emma Keeble 8 General nursing care and hospital management Wendy Bament and Gidona Goodman 9 Clinical pathology Petra Wesche 10 Analgesia, sedation and anaesthesia Kevin Eatwell 11 Respiratory disease Joanna Hedley 12 Digestive system disease Frances Harcourt-Brown 13 Urogenital system and reproductive disease Elisabetta Mancinelli and Brigitte Lord 14 Cardiovascular disease Connie Orcutt 15 Nervous system and musculoskeletal disorders Emma Keeble 16 Ophthalmology Tim Knott 17 Dermatoses Anna Meredith 18 Neoplasia Molly Varga 19 Endocrine disease Angela M.
Commoner pets, such as rabbits, rodents and budgies retain their place. There is a small amount of repetition within some chapters covering multiple species. However, the ever-increasing range of non-traditional pets encountered by the veterinary surgeon in practice is reflected in coverage of some new groups, such as marsupials, ratites and crocodilians. This remains the Foundation Manual for information across the range of exotic pets, from small mammals, through birds, reptiles and amphibians, to invertebrates. More specialised chapters, by species group, replace general chapters. After a period as an exotic animal locum and small animal assistant, she joined the Royal Dick Veterinary School in Edinburgh as a small animal intern. The nursing requirements of these less familiar species are significantly different from those of dogs and cats.
Commoner pets, such as rabbits, rodents and budgies retain their place. Commoner pets, such as rabbits, rodents and budgies retain their place. Better texts exist for each individual group or species, but none covers so many, as economically as this single volume. However, the ease with which this allows for rapid access to information is bound to be appreciated by the reader presented with an unfamiliar species. This Manual provides veterinary nurses with a greater understanding of these requirements, enabling them to modify and apply their skills to these cases.
Veterinary Record, 20 November 2010. An ideal resource for student and qualified veterinary nurses, as well as other members of the veterinary healthcare team. The main part of the Manual comprises problem-oriented sections that focus on the investigation and initial management of, first, emergencies and then other common presentations such as alopecia, polydipsia and seizures. Gold-standard preventive healthcare guidelines focusing on a life-stage approach and a discussion on therapeutics including antibiotic use, analgesia and anaesthesia follow. This can only help to future proof this text, not easy in a rapidly moving field the coverage of certain recently identified and emerging diseases in reptiles, birds and invertebrates is particularly noteworthy. Click on the cover image above to read some pages of this book! Written by veterinary nurses and veterinary surgeons with expertise in this field, this Manual is practical and user-friendly, enabling the easy and direct application of theory to practice.
Synopsis This remains the Foundation Manual for information across the range of exotic pets, from small mammals, through birds, reptiles and amphibians, to invertebrates. This edition amalgamates the rodent species into three chapters essentially the small common rodents, larger common rodents, and chipmunks and prairie dogs , rather than having their own individual chapters, as in the 4th edition. Click on the cover image above to read some pages of this book! This does not minimise the information available on individual species as much as would be thought, as the chapters are tightly written and avoid the necessary duplication inherent in multiple chapters, but inevitably this leads to a slight reduction in the coverage of the commonly seen species. However, the ever-increasing range of non-traditional pets encountered by the veterinary surgeon in practice is reflected in coverage of some new groups, such as marsupials, ratites and crocodilians. Likewise, the Rabbit chapter in this text is perhaps less lavish than would be liked, given their status as the third most commonly encountered mammalian pet. A few minor criticisms exist. Patient care is discussed in a logical sequence, from the initial telephone call through to consultation, admittance, hospitalization and intervention.
A variety of useful tools, including husbandry questionnaires, anaesthesia record forms and a collection of client handouts are also included. A similar approach has been taken with the other vertebrates. . List of contributors Foreword Preface 1 Biology, anatomy and physiology Anna Meredith 2 Husbandry Richard Saunders 3 Nutrition and feeding Jenny Prebble 4 Reproduction Sarah Elliott and Brigitte Lord 5 Normal behaviour and behaviour problems E. Less commonly encountered species are given more room here than in previous chapters, with African pygmy hedgehogs given their own chapter, for example. This book has to try to be all things to all people, and generally succeeds excellently, referencing other texts where appropriate, and neatly summarising the vast and ever increasing information available to the practitioner. .
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