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Rabbit Medicine and Surgery for Veterinary Nurses incorporates everything you need to know about caring for rabbits in a highly accessible style. It is the first book devoted to the care of both sick and healthy rabbits from a nursing perspective. This exciting book contains all of the most crucial information about rabbits, including a brief natural history and chapters on nutrition, behaviour and medical and surgical nursing. It examines key areas in detail and explores emerging concepts. Recent trends show that rabbits are fast becoming one of the most popular mammalian pets. The role of nursing has also evolved in recent years. Veterinary nurses now have more involvement and responsibility for the care of their patients. This book reflects these new developments in both its approach and contents. Special features: 'ˆ— Written by two experts in the field with a wealth of experience of treating rabbits, as well as educating veterinary nurses. 'ˆ— Includes innovative chapters on rabbit clinics, owner education and evidence-based veterinary medicine. 'ˆ— Contains a section with rich colour illustrations.
Mary Fraser is a trained veterinary surgeon who has worked in general and referral practice and taught veterinary nursing for a number of years at both Further and Higher Education level. She currently works as a lecturer in Veterinary Nursing at Napier University, Edinburgh, UK. Simon Girling is author of Veterinary Nursing of Exotic Pets and has an impressive amount of published articles, papers and books. He is currently President of the British Zoological Society and runs a referral service in Exotic Species.
Table of Contents
Rabbits - A Natural History
Anatomy and Physiology
Restraint, Handling, Anaesthesia, Analgesia and Fluid Therapy
General Concepts of Nursing
Specific Aspects of Medical and Surgical Nursing
First Aid and Emergency Procedures
Rabbit Clinics and Owner Education
Research and Evidence-Based Medicine
Some Common Garden and House Plants Poisonous to Rabbits
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