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Exotic Pet Medicine and Surgery : Mammals (Vol 1) (Hardcover) (K. Eatwell)
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Exotic pet keeping continues to become increasingly popular in many countries. Clinical presentations of animals other than cats and dogs are more and more frequently seen in modern veterinary practice. Authored by a highly respected and experienced team of experts at The University of Edinburgh, this book is the first volume of a two-part set on veterinary medicine and surgery for exotic species.This volume on mammals covers:Myomorph and Scuiromorph rodentsHystricomorph rodentsRabbits FerretsOther small mammals, such as hedgehogs, sugar gliders, skunks, prairie dogs, meerkats, opossum, and small primates.The first part of the book covers the anatomy, physiology and husbandry of each species. The second part describes medical treatment and common surgical procedures for each species, as seen in everyday veterinary practice. Part three addresses general topics applicable to all exotic species, including therapeutics, pathology, imaging techniques (including radiography, CT, MRI and Ultrasound scans), anaesthesia and endoscopy.A companion volume on reptiles, amphibians, fish, invertebrates and avian species by the same team of authors will follow shortly.