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Guide to exotic-animal medicine

Item Number: VEAZ536
Price: $49.00

Fundamentals of avian practice

Whether you're already treating birds or are just considering adding birds to your patient list, you need to know the basics of bird examinations and treatment. This author covers restraint, examination, and venipuncture for new avian veterinarians.

Diets, feeding practices, and nutritional problems in psittacine birds

What should I feed my pet bird? How often should I feed it? This primer provides the answers to these frequently asked client questions and describes the therapy for common nutritional disorders in psittacine birds.

Common digestive tract disorders in pet birds

Don't be intimidated by the sick bird in your waiting room--just pretend it's a cat. In many birds presented with signs of digestive tract disorders, your workup will be similar to that of a feline patient. Here are the most common disorders in birds and their diagnosis and treatment.

Caring for pet birds' skin and feathers

Dull plumage, bleeding feathers, swollen toes, strange lesions, and feather loss--how do you decipher such a wide range of presenting signs and find a cure? This article will help you interpret the signs and treat the underlying cause.

Caring for rabbits: An overview and formulary

Rabbits have become popular companion animals and backyard pets and are showing up more often in examination rooms. But be careful not to treat rabbits as if they were small cats--rabbits have very different nutritional, medical, and management needs.

Dealing with gastrointestinal, genitourinary, and musculoskeletal problems in rabbits

Many of the most common problems affecting these systems in rabbits can be treated effectively. Using an approach that organizes the problem by the system affected, you can quickly learn to diagnose and treat this interesting species.

How to handle respiratory, opthalmic, neurologic, and dermatologic problems in rabbits

The same medical and surgical principles used in treating these problems in dogs and cats generally apply to rabbits as well. But to ensure that you "do no harm," familiarize yourself with the specifics discussed in this article.

Restraint and diagnostic techniques for ferrets

These authors describe physical and chemical methods to restrain a ferret as well as what you need to know to perform and interpret common diagnostic procedures, such as blood collection, urinalysis, and diagnostic imaging.

Ensuring proper nutrition in ferrets

Ferrets are not cats or dogs. Their unique anatomy demands specific nutrients. Feeding habits, special problems and how to handle them, and more are detailed in this guide to ferret nutrition.

Diagnosing and treating endocrine diseases in ferrets

Genetic factors may contribute to the frequency of endocrinopathies in ferrets. These authors describe diagnosis, treatment, and prevention of some common conditions.

Recognizing common signs of illness in pet rodents

When a sick pet rodent is brought to your exam room, do you know what to look for? In this article, the author takes you through the common clinical signs exhibited by pet rodents and their potential causes and treatments.

Drug therapy in pet rodents

When prescribing drugs for pet rodents you've got to account for the size of the patient--and of the owner's pocketbook. Follow these guidelines to determine which drugs can be used safely and how to administer them effectively in such small amounts.

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