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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. 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 assisting, and parasitology, Exotic Animal Medicine for the Veterinary Technician provides technicians with all the information necessary to confidently and competently treat exotic patients.
Bonnie Ballard, DVM, is the program director at Gwinnett Technical College and one of two full-time faculty members. She also practices small animal and exotic medicine at Winder Animal Hospital in Winder, Georgia. Ryan Cheek, RVTg, VTS (ECC), is a veterinary technologist and a full-time instructor at Gwinnett Technical College. Before this position he was head technician of the exotic animal department and an emergency and critical technician in private practice.
Table of Contents
The Role of the Veterinary Technician in Exotic Animal Medicine
Psittacines and Passerines
Psittacine Behavior, Husbandry, and Enrichment
Aviary Design and Management
Sex Differentiation and Reproduction
Herpetoculture and Reproduction
Mice, Rats, Gerbils, and Hamsters
The Role of the Veterinary Technician in Wildlife Rehabilitation
Avian and Reptile Hematology
State/Federal Wildlife Permit Offices
Wildlife Admission/Exam/Care Forms
Handling and Restraint of Wildlife Species
Guide to Identification of Hatchling and Nestling Songbirds
Average Body Weights of Selected North American Songbirds
Species Care Sheets
Biological Data of Selected North American Wild Mammals
Glossary of Medical Conditions and Treatments
Wildlife Product Sources
Supplies Necessary for an Exotic Practice
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