Veterinary Nursing of Exotic Pets

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John Wiley & Sons, Apr 15, 2008 - Medical - 320 pages
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From budgies and cockatiels to chipmunks and chinchillas, ourinterest in exotic pets has rocketed in recent years. With thehouse rabbit being the UK's third most commonly kept pet after thecat and dog, and sales in small mammals, reptiles and birdscontinuing to grow, exotic pets have now become a specialist areaof veterinary practice in their own right.

Veterinary Nursing of Exotic Pets is the first book toaddress the need for a definitive reference book devoted entirelyto the principles and applications of nursing exotic species.Developed from a City and Guild's course, it not only covershusbandry, nutrition and handling, but also explores anatomy andchemical restraint, and provides an overview of diseases andtreatments.

 

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Contents

REPTILES AND AMPHIBIANS
103
SMALL MAMMALS
193
Appendix 1 Legislation affecting exotic pet species in the UK
305
Appendix 2 Useful addresses
307
Index
308
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Simon Girling has run a first opinion and referral service for exotic animals at the Braid Veterinary Hospital in Edinburgh since 1995. He is currently a Council member and Treasurer for the British Veterinary Zoological Society, an advisor to the Royal Zoological Society of Scotland’s Edinburgh Zoo and Highland Wildlife Park, and a Trustee and Treasurer for the Zebra Foundation, a charitable trust funding veterinary education in zoological medicine. Simon has authored and co-authored several texts on veterinary medicine for exotic species.

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