Harkness and Wagner's Biology and Medicine of Rabbits and Rodents


Author: John E. Harkness,Patricia V. Turner,Susan VandeWoude,Colette L. Wheler
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 1118708903
Category: Medical
Page: 472
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Harkness and Wagner's Biology and Medicine of Rabbits and Rodents, Fifth Edition is a practical reference in small mammal husbandry and health, encompassing the fields of laboratory animal medicine and pet practice. Part of ACLAM's series of laboratory animal books, this text offers concise but complete coverage on rabbits and the most common rodent species, with an emphasis on biology, clinical procedures, clinical signs, and diseases and conditions. By providing useful, accessible assessment and diagnostic information, Harkness and Wagner's Biology and Medicine of Rabbits and Rodents aids the practitioner in diagnosing and treating conditions in small mammals.

Ferrets, Rabbits and Rodents - E-Book

Clinical Medicine and Surgery
Author: Katherine Quesenberry,James W. Carpenter
Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences
ISBN: 1437702880
Category: Medical
Page: 608
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A concise guide to the care of small mammals, Ferrets, Rabbits, and Rodents: Clinical Medicine and Surgery covers the conditions seen most often in veterinary practice. The book emphasizes preventive medicine along with topics including disease management, ophthalmology, dentistry, and zoonosis. More than 400 illustrations demonstrate key concepts related to radiographic interpretation, relevant anatomy, and diagnostic, surgical, and therapeutic techniques. Now in full color, this edition adds coverage of more surgical procedures and expands coverage of zoonotic disease. From editors Katherine Quesenberry and James W. Carpenter, along with a team of expert contributors, the "Pink Book" provides an authoritative, single source of information that is hard to find elsewhere. A logical organization makes it quick and easy to find important information, with each section devoted to a single animal and chapters within each section organized by body system. Over 400 photographs and illustrations highlight key concepts such as radiographic interpretation and the main points of diagnostic, surgical, and therapeutic techniques. A chapter on ophthalmology provides hard-to-find information on eye care for ferrets, rabbits, rodents, and other small mammals. Coverage of preventive medicine includes basic biology, husbandry, and routine care of the healthy animal. The drug formulary supplies dosage instructions for ferrets, rabbits, guinea pigs, chinchillas, hamsters, rats/mice, prairie dogs, hedgehogs, and sugar gliders. Chapter outlines offer at-a-glance overviews of the contents of each chapter. Handy tables and charts make it easy to find key information. Expanded Zoonotic Diseases chapter adds more depth along with the latest information on the rising potential for disease transmission to humans as exotic pets become more popular. Additional surgical procedures for each species are included, some with step-by-step instructions accompanied by color photographs and line drawings. Full-color images show the sometimes minute structures of these small animals and make accurate diagnoses easier, especially for lymphoproliferative diseases of rabbits, endoscopy, cytology, and hematology.

Diseases of Small Domestic Rodents


Author: Virginia C. G. Richardson
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 0470680555
Category: Medical
Page: 272
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Not so long ago, hamsters, gerbils and mice were the only rodents kept as pets. Now the variety of rodents and the increasing popularity of these small creatures kept as pets has grown considerably. Since the last edition of Diseases of Small Domestic Rodents, two more rodents have been added to this book and become favourites among pet owners – the degu and the jird. As well as two new chapters on jirds and degus, this book has been fully revised and updated to reflect current developments in the treatment and knowledge of diseases in small rodents. With specific sections on anaesthesia and detailed information on drug treatments, Diseases of Small Domestic Rodents is the definitive reference book for students, breeders and practitioners alike.

Exotic Animal Formulary


Author: James W. Carpenter
Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences
ISBN: 1437722636
Category: Medical
Page: 744
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A quick, concise reference to the drugs and dosages used to treat exotic animals, Exotic Animal Formulary, 4th Edition addresses the most common questions and medical situations you encounter in clinical practice. Species covered include birds, fish, amphibians, reptiles, primates, wildlife, and all kinds of small mammals and "pocket pets." This edition is updated with a new chapter on invertebrates, information on the latest drugs, and a colorful new design. Written by clinical and research veterinarian James Carpenter, this book is the only drug formulary on the market created solely for the treatment of exotic animals. Nearly 200 drug tables provide clear, current recommendations on drugs, indications, and dosages used in treating exotic animals, including biological tables with details on therapies and diets, normal blood parameters of common species, venipuncture sites, differential diagnosis, and medical protocols for common conditions. All drug information is reviewed for accuracy, ensuring that this reference remains authoritative and current. Easy-to-use organization divides drug monographs into quick-reference chapters including: Invertebrates, Fish, Amphibians, Reptiles, Birds, Sugar Gliders, Hedgehogs, Rodents, Rabbits, Ferrets, Miniature Pigs, Primates, and Wildlife. Additional drug topics include antimicrobial, antifungal, and antiparasitic agents. More than 20 expert authors contribute to this edition. References in each chapter provide resources for further research and study. Convenient appendices provide a single source for information such as classes of drugs used to treat specific exotic animal conditions; efficacy of selected agents used to treat exotic animals; location of select laboratories to perform procedures; normal lab values; conversions; and equivalents. New Invertebrates chapter has been added. New two-color design makes information easier to access at a glance, with drug and biological tables shaded differently for fast lookup. Updated information includes coverage of the latest drugs introduced into the market. Electronic access is available via Pageburst, making it easy to search topics and drugs. Sold separately.

Diseases of Domestic Guinea Pigs


Author: Virginia C. G. Richardson
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 1118250346
Category: Medical
Page: 152
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This book provides a comprehensive text covering all aspects ofguinea pig medicine. This updated edition will be of value toveterinary surgeons and students, veterinary nurses, breeders andall those working in the animal care industry. Written in note formthe book assists in the formulation of a diagnostic plan when thepractitioner is faced with a sick animal. Sections on clinicalsigns, diagnoses and treatments, allow rapid reference insuccessive chapters on the reproductive, digestive, respiratory,musculoskeletal and urinary systems, the skin, head and neck,nervous system and husbandry. All the latest drug information has been included and fulldetails of dose rates, contraindications and components of theproprietary preparations are listed in chapter 11. A new chapterhas been written providing information on herbal and homeopathicremedies.

A Manual for Laboratory Animal Management


Author: Jonathan David Ward
Publisher: World Scientific
ISBN: 9812779582
Category: Science
Page: 345
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Laboratory animal research remains a very important part of basic research and drug development. This book rectifies the problem by providing animal researchers and technicians with the essentials for conducting their work in the laboratory, offering detailed protocols and information that can be referred to on a daily basis.

Guide for the Care and Use of Laboratory Animals


Author: Institute of Laboratory Animal Research,Commission on Life Sciences,National Research Council
Publisher: National Academies Press
ISBN: 0309132622
Category: Science
Page: 118
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A respected resource for decades, the Guide for the Care and Use of Laboratory Animals has been revised by a committee of experts, based on input from scientists and the public. The Guide incorporates recent research on commonly used species, including farm animals, and includes extensive references. It is organized around major components of animal use: Institutional policies and responsibilities. The committee discusses areas that require policy attention: the role and function of the Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee, protocols for animal care and use, occupational health and safety, personnel qualifications, and other areas. Animal environment, husbandry, and management. The committee offers guidelines on how to design and run a management program, addressing environment, nutrition, sanitation, behavioral and social issues, genetics, nomenclature, and more. Veterinary care. The committee discusses animal procurement and transportation, disease and preventive medicine, and surgery. The Guide addresses pain recognition and relief and issues surrounding euthanasia. Physical plant. The committee identifies design and construction issues, providing guidelines for animal-room doors, drainage, noise control, surgery, and other areas. The Guide for the Care and Use of Laboratory Animals provides a framework for the judgments required in the management of animal facilities--a resource of proven value, now updated and expanded. This revision will be important to researchers, animal care technicians, facilities managers, administrators at research institutions, policymakers involved in research issues, and animal welfare advocates.

Mosby's Comprehensive Review for Veterinary Technicians - E-Book


Author: Monica M. Tighe,Marg Brown
Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences
ISBN: 0323075681
Category: Medical
Page: 640
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Mosby's Comprehensive Review for Veterinary Technicians, 3rd edition introduces and reviews the material in each of your veterinary technology courses. Key topics ranging from basic and clinical science, diagnostics and applications, to professional practices and issues are presented in a user-friendly outline format that is ideal whether you're a new student or you're reviewing for your certification exams. This title includes additional digital media when purchased in print format. For this digital book edition, media content is not included. Comprehensive coverage of veterinary technology spans basic and clinical sciences, applications, patient management, nursing, nutrition, anesthesia and pharmacology, as well as personal, practice and professional management skills - everything you need for both the U.S. and Canadian certification exams. Care of large animals, birds, reptiles and laboratory animals, in addition to cats and dogs, is included. Chapter outlines, learning outcomes and expanded glossaries help you comprehend and retain essential material. Summary tables are ideal for reference or review. Review questions at the end of each chapter, in addition to a 300-question comprehensive review exam, test and reinforce your knowledge of veterinary technology. Six appendixes ensure crucial resources are always at your fingertips. State-of-the-art Alternative Imaging Technology chapter discusses computed tomography and nuclear scintigraphy to complement ultrasound technology. Enhanced content highlights vet tech responsibilities in genetics, small animal nursing, veterinary dentistry, zoonoses, breeding/reproduction, neonatal care, and much more. Small animal nursing instruction now includes dermatology, auricular treatments and ophthalmology. Extended pharmacology coverage features pain management. Personal and practice management skills include expanded OSHA/WHMIS guidelines and ethics discussions.

Dentistry in Rabbits and Rodents


Author: Estella Böhmer
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 1118802586
Category: Medical
Page: 296
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Dentistry in Rabbits and Rodents is a practical guide aimed at helping clinicians successfully diagnose and treat dental problems in rabbits and rodents within their own surgeries. With over two-thirds of small mammals presenting with tooth related problems, there is great potential to enhance the treatment offered to the owners of these species. Focusing on innovative diagnostics using normal radiographic machines as well as specific positioning techniques, radiographs are presented with reference lines and detailed annotations. Richly illustrated with high quality photographs, pathological findings are described before selection of appropriate therapy and treatment is discussed. Key features include: Covers the dental anatomy and physiology of all small mammal species commonly kept as pets. Intraoral radiography and innovative positioning for imaging the guinea pig and chinchilla dentitions are described, enabling the practitioner to visualize each tooth in detail. Once a diagnosis has been reached, selection of different treatments and the advantages and disadvantages of each surgical technique are discussed. Offers helpful directives for approaching and treating dental disease without the need for referral to a specialist or the use of expensive equipment.

Advances in Animal Welfare Science 1986/87


Author: M.W. Fox,Linda D. Mickley
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 9400933312
Category: Science
Page: 320
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This third volume of articles dealing with advances in animal welfare science and philosophy covers a wide variety of topics. Major areas of discussion include the ethics and use of animals in biomedical research, farm animal behavior and welfare, and wildlife conservation. Three articles dealing with aspects of equine behavior and welfare cover new ground for this companion species. An in-depth study of the destruction of Latin America's tropical rain forests links the need for conservation and wildlife protection with the devastating impact of the international beef (hamburger) industry, and also highlights serious welfare problems in the husbandry of cattle in the tropics. Papers from a recent symposium at Moorhead State University, Animals and Humans: Ethical Perspectives have been included in this volume. Many of these are "benchmark" papers presenting the most up-to-date and documented evidence in support of animal welfare and rights. Articles oppos ing these position papers are included since they were part of the symposium, and because they provide the reader with a deeper understanding of the arguments given in support of various forms of animal exploitation. While there is no intent to endorse these views by publishing them, it should be acknowledged that without an open and scholarly exchange of opposing of constructive exchange and conflict resolution will views, the possibility remain remote.

Clinical Laboratory Animal Medicine

An Introduction
Author: Karen Hrapkiewicz,Lesley Colby,Patricia Denison
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 1118685962
Category: Medical
Page: 448
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Clinical Laboratory Animal Medicine: An Introduction, Fourth Edition offers a user-friendly guide to the unique anatomy and physiology, care, common diseases, and treatment of small mammals and nonhuman primates. Carefully designed for ease of use, the book includes tip boxes, images, and review questions to aid in comprehension and learning. The Fourth Edition adds new information on transgenic mice, drug dosages, techniques, and environmental enrichment, making the book a comprehensive working manual for the care and maintenance of common laboratory animals. The book includes information on topics ranging from genetics and behavior to husbandry and techniques in mice, rats, gerbils, hamsters, guinea pigs, chinchillas, rabbits, ferrets, and nonhuman primates. A companion website provides editable review questions and answers, instructional PowerPoints, and additional images not found in the book. Clinical Laboratory Animal Medicine is an invaluable resource for practicing veterinarians, veterinary students, veterinary technicians, and research scientists.

Nutrition, An Issue of Veterinary Clinics of North America: Exotic Animal Practice,


Author: Jörg Mayer
Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences
ISBN: 0323323502
Category: Medical
Page: 636
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Dr. Jörg Mayer has assembled an expert panel of authors on the topic of nutrition in exotic animals. Articles include: Prescription diets for exotic pets, Supplements for exotic pets, Nutrition for reptiles, Nutrition for avians, Nutrition for amphibians, Nutrition for fish, Nutrition for marsupials, Nutrition for rodents, and Nutrition for Rabbits.

Laboratory Animal Medicine


Author: James G. Fox,Bennett J. Cohen,Franklin M. Loew
Publisher: Academic Press
ISBN: 1483269167
Category: Technology & Engineering
Page: 766
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Laboratory Animal Medicine is a compilation of papers that deals with the diseases and biology of major species of animals used in medical research. The book discusses animal medicine, experimental methods and techniques, design and management of animal facilities, and legislation on laboratory animals. Several papers discuss the biology and diseases of mice, hamsters, guinea pigs, and rabbits. Another paper addresses the dog and cat as laboratory animals, including sourcing of these animals, housing, feeding, and their nutritional needs, as well as breeding and colony management. The book also describes ungulates as laboratory animals, including topics on sourcing, husbandry, preventive medical treatments, and housing facilities. One paper addresses primates as test animals, covering the biology and diseases of old world primates, Cebidae, and ferrets. Some papers pertain to the treatment, diseases, and needed facilities for birds, amphibians, and fish. Other papers then deal with techniques of experimentation, anesthesia, euthanasia, and some factors (spontaneous diseases) that complicate animal research. The text can prove helpful for scientists, clinical assistants, and researchers whose work involves laboratory animals.

Handbook of Rodent and Rabbit Medicine


Author: Kathy Laber-Laird,M. Michael Swindle,P. A. Flecknell
Publisher: Pergamon Press
ISBN: N.A
Category: Nature
Page: 278
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Rodents & rabbits represent a significant percentage of modern day pets & therefore present a challenge to the veterinarian in a small animal practice. Written by internationally renowned experts, this text contains chapters covering rabbits, quines pigs, hamsters, chincillas, mice, rats & gerbils. Each specific animal chapter covers nutrition, infectous diseases, anaesthesia, metabolic diseases & parasitic infections. The combined experience outlined in this handbook is comprehensive & will provide the veterinarian with the best available guidance in this area of medicine.

Zoonoses, Public Health and the Exotic Animal Practitioner, An Issue of Veterinary Clinics: Exotic Animal Practice - E-Book


Author: Marcy J. Souza
Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences
ISBN: 1455712086
Category: Medical
Page: 192
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A comprehensive review of zoonoses and public health for the exotic animal practitioner! The issue will cover: zoonoses and preventive medicine practices, rabies, followed by specific, individual chapters on zoonoses associated with invertebrates, fish, reptiles and amphibians, common pet birds, backyard flocks, wild birds, rabbits and rodents, pocket pets, felids & procyonids, and primates and monkeys.

Biology and Diseases of the Ferret


Author: James G. Fox,Robert P. Marini
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 1118782739
Category: Medical
Page: 852
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Biology and Diseases of the Ferret, Third Edition hasbeen thoroughly revised and updated to provide a current,comprehensive reference on the ferret. Encyclopedic in scope, it isthe only book to focus on the characteristics that make the ferretan important research animal, with detailed information onconditions, procedures, and treatments. Offering basic informationon biology, husbandry, clinical medicine, and surgery, as well asunique information on the use of ferrets in biomedical research,Biology and Diseases of the Ferret is an essential resourcefor investigators using ferrets in the laboratory and for companionanimal and comparative medicine veterinarians. The Third Edition adds ten completely new chapters, coveringregulatory considerations, black-footed ferret recovery, diseasesof the cardiovascular system, viral respiratory disease research,morbillivirus research, genetic engineering, hearing and auditoryfunction, vision and neuroplasticity research, nausea and vomitingresearch, and lung carcinogenesis research. Additionally, theanesthesia, surgery, and biomethodology chapter has been subdividedinto three and thoroughly expanded. The book also highlights theferret genome project, along with the emerging technology ofgenetically engineered ferrets, which is of particular importanceto the future of the ferret as an animal model in research and willallow the investigation of diseases and their genetic basis in asmall, easily maintained, non-rodent species.