Description : Exotic Animal Medicine Review & Test is the ideal way for students and clinicians in general practice to study, explore and extend their knowledge of this exciting new field. Distinguished avian specialist Jaime Samour and his international team of contributors from 13 countries present the reader with a collection of over 60 selected clinical cases observed in mammals, birds, reptiles, amphibians and fish species kept commonly as pets. Additional cases are included of some species maintained in zoological collections, captive breeding centres or brought into rescue and rehabilitation centres around the world. The cases are presented in a systematic format using descriptive and diagnostic images and clinical and laboratory data, challenging the reader to formulate a differential diagnosis, to suggest a recommended therapy pathway, to provide an educated prognosis and to propose ways of prevention. The definite diagnosis, treatment, preventative medicine and final comments are provided at the end of each question. A recommended list of further reading offers the reader additional consultative information on each medical condition addressed. In presenting comprehensive clinical and diagnostic information, Exotic Animal Medicine Review & Test allows the reader to explore cases in more depth and with more imagery and background data than may be available in other sources. It is perfect for the continuing education needs of busy clinicians and for veterinarians in training who wish to test their ability to establish a differential diagnosis. A selection of cases from the book, plus a range of more advanced bonus cases, is presented in interactive format on a companion website, which is optimized for viewing on mobile devices. Presents comprehensive clinical and diagnostic information A companion website optimized for access on mobile devices offers a fully interactive range of cases for convenient self testing Fully illustrated with a wide range of photographs and radiographs With contributions from a panel of international experts
Description : Providing accurate, at-a-glance information on managing the diseases of birds and exotic pets, Clinical Veterinary Advisor: Birds and Exotic Pets is the only comprehensive resource on the market covering birds, reptiles, small mammals, and other non-traditional pets. Concise summaries of hundreds of common medical problems help you consider differential diagnoses, recommend diagnostic tests, interpret results mindful of unique species differences, utilize important concepts of species-specific husbandry and nutrition, prescribe treatments, and provide follow-up care. With contributions from recognized avian and exotics experts and edited by Jörg Mayer and Thomas M. Donnelly, this clinical reference provides all the information you need in one book! Six-books-in-one format includes six separate sections: Diseases and Disorders, Procedures and Techniques, Differential Diagnosis, Laboratory Tests, Clinical Algorithms, and Zoonoses. In-depth, cutting-edge coverage includes all exotic species — birds, reptiles, pocket pets, amphibians, and fish — in one comprehensive resource. Concise summaries feature a definition of each problem, epidemiology, physical findings and clinical presentation, etiology, differential diagnosis, diagnostic workup (such as laboratory tests and imaging studies), treatment, prognosis and patient follow-up, zoonotic potential, and references. Diagnostic and treatment algorithms provide easy-to-follow, step-by-step guidance to clinical assessment and treatment planning. A companion website includes the complete text from the book, making the entire contents fully searchable, along with 250 full-color illustrations, client handouts, and the ability to print out any pages.
Description : This practical, user-friendly resource provides essential information on the care and treatment of exotic pets. Coverage includes common health and nutritional issues, as well as restraint techniques, lab values, drug dosages, and special equipment needed to treat exotic animals.
Description : Master critical concepts to succeed on your certification exam! Mosby’s Comprehensive Review for Veterinary Technicians, 5th Edition is the ideal review tool which reflects the most recent changes to the Veterinary Technician National Exam (VTNE). This edition features a user-friendly outline format that helps break down information visually for better comprehension of the material. Coverage reinforces key concepts in basic and clinical sciences, clinical applications, patient management and nutrition, anesthesia and pharmacology, medical and surgical nursing, and critical care, and information on pain management. Wide-ranging coverage includes dogs, cats, large animals, birds, reptiles, and laboratory animals. To ensure the most meaningful review, this new edition features a study mode on the Evolve site that includes 500 review questions and an exam mode with a computer-based testing environment similar to what you will encounter when taking the VTNE. The accompanying Evolve site includes an expanded Comprehensive Test with 500 review questions, and a test engine containing an additional 500 questions that can be used for practice or exam-mode simulation. Comprehensive Test at the end of the book simulates the VTNE testing environment, giving students the confidence and practice they need to master the exam. UPDATED! Chapter discussions expanded throughout text provide additional information in areas such as emergency procedures, as well as urinalysis and hematology, sanitation, sterilization, and disinfection, small and large animal nutrition and feeding, and exotic animal medicine. UPDATED! The digital section in the Radiography chapter has been expanded. Comprehensive coverage includes all areas of veterinary technology, such as: basic and clinical sciences; clinical applications; patient management, nursing and nutrition; anesthesia and pharmacology; and professional practices and issues. Coverage of multiple species, including dogs, cats, large animals, birds, reptiles, and laboratory animals, prepares readers for all aspects of the national board examination. A user-friendly outline format ensures content can be quickly comprehended and is conducive to classification and grouping of material, which helps the reader retain the content. End-of-chapter review questions cover the content in each of the chapters equally, providing you with a solid review of the vet tech curriculum and of the information you will need to know to pass the VTNE. Full-color format features vivid color photos to support comprehension and recognition of essential concepts including histology, hematology, diagnostic microbiology and mycology, virology, urinalysis, and parasitology. Easy-to-read summaries support visual learners and serve as useful review and study tools. Detailed Appendices provide you with quick access to helpful resources for veterinary technicians. NEW! Content mapped to the VTNE domains, tasks, and knowledge statements prepares you for taking the VTNE. NEW! The use and care of endoscopic equipment added to the Ultrasound and Other Imaging Modalities chapter.
Description : Exotic Animal Laboratory Diagnosis is a practical, user-friendly guide to diagnostic testing in a wide range of exotic species. Offers complete information on obtaining samples, performing tests, and interpreting laboratory results in exotic animals Presents information on each species using a similar format for easy access Emphasizes details on clinical biochemistries, urinalysis, and common laboratory diagnostic tests not found in other resources Draws together information on selecting, performing, and using diagnostic tests into a single easy-to-use resource Covers a wide range of species, including small mammals, primates, reptiles, aquatic animals, and wild, laboratory, and pet birds
Description : Here's the first reference devoted exclusively to laboratory testing for avian and exotic animals. 31 leading experts thoroughly describe how to select, perform, and interpret diagnostic tests for pet birds, common reptiles, rabbits, and ferrets. They also discuss pathophysiology, where appropriate, to help readers understand what various test results mean.
Description : Learn how to properly handle and care for lab animals and exotic species with Laboratory Animal and Exotic Pet Medicine, Principles and Procedures, 2nd Edition. This comprehensive resource provides the latest anatomy, physiology, and taxonomy information on a wide variety of species — including birds, reptiles and amphibians, rats and mice, guinea pigs, hamsters, rabbits, gerbils, ferrets, wildlife, woodchucks, armadillos, frogs, and fish. Coverage also includes a number of commonly performed procedures (such as blood collection, medicine administration, and animal husbandry) and in-depth information on housing, restraint, nutrition, common diseases, diagnostics, and therapeutics. Research-related information, including legal and ethical issues surrounding exotic animals being kept as pets, as well as the humane use of animals in research, make this text a must-have resource for any aspiring vet tech or professional who must work with lab animals. Comprehensive coverage addresses a wide variety of species (rats, mice, guinea pigs, hamsters, gerbils, ferrets, rabbits, nonhuman primates, swine, chinchillas, armadillos, amphibians, reptiles, birds, fish, farm animals, and cats and dogs) and covers a wide variety of topics (such as animal species, the laboratory setting, regulatory guidelines, and ethical considerations) to fully prepare students for work with all types of animals. Consistent organization of each species chapter makes it easy for students to quickly identify similarities and differences among various laboratory animals. The latest information on laws and ethics related to lab animal medicine cover the areas of pain management, use, care, and more. Review questions at the end of each chapter allow students to assess their knowledge of the material. Discussion of specific uses for each species in biomedical research gives students a perspective on animal use that allows them to explain the benefits of animal use as required by veterinary technology program accreditation procedure. Boxes and tables list anatomic and physiologic data for each species. NEW! Updated design features more high-quality, full-color illustrations and a revised reader-friendly layout with learning objectives and key points to make content easier to follow.
Description : Exotic Animal Medicine: A Quick Reference Guide provides readily accessible, user-friendly information for veterinarians who do not have detailed knowledge of the majority of exotic pet species. The book gives the key points on differential diagnoses and diagnostics, along with background information on a wide variety of exotic pets. It is formatted so that, whether experienced with exotics or not, the clinician can at a glance view the likely conditions to be encountered within that species or animal group; develop a potential differential diagnosis list quickly; initiate an investigational plan; and view treatment regimes. Species covered include ferrets, rabbits, guinea pigs, chinchillas, pet rats, hamsters and other small rodents; parrots, budgerigars and related species, canaries, finches, toucans; lizards, snakes, tortoises and turtles, frogs, salamanders; pond fish, tropical freshwater fish and tropical marine fish. Covers all the commonly encountered exotic pets in one volume Organization of chapters by species and clinical signs A standard approach to information presentation, enabling the clinician to access information even more efficiently Suitable for veterinarians all over the world with an introduction written by an American specialist in this field Readily accessible, user-friendly: written in note form
Description : Current, important information on hematology for all small animal practitioners! Topics will include in-clinic automated hematology analyzers, quality control recommendations for point-of-care hematology analyzers, bone marrow aspiration and biopsy: indications, technique and evaluation, coombs testing and its diagnostic significance, principles and application of flow cytometry and cell sorting, hemolytic anemia due to erythrocyte enzymes deficiencies, role of hepcidin in iron metabolism and potential therapeutic applications, molecular diagnostic testing to identify hematologic malignancies, BCR-ABL in CML, a signaling pathway of initiation and transformation with potentials for targeted therapy, understanding the cause and consequences of neutropenia, hematologic abnormalities in the companion animal cancer patient, neutrophil function testing and application, application of thromboelastography to detect and monitor coagulopathies, evaluation and clinical application of platelet function testing, pathogenesis and most useful test for diagnosing and monitoring disseminated intravascular coagulation, and more!