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By Mark A. Mitchell and Thomas N. Tully, Jr.

 

2008

534pp 
 

A review of the Manual of Exotic Pet Practice can be found here.


Table of Contents

 

 

Chapter 1: History of Exotic Pets
          What is an Exotic Pet? 
          Why are Exotic Pets Becoming Mainstream? 

Chapter 2: Preparing Your Hospital for Exotic Pets
          Advantages and Disadvantages of Incorporating Exotic Pets into a Veterinary Practice
          Developing a Knowledge Base
          Preparing the Staff
          Preparing the Waiting Room 
          Necessary Equipment 
          Surgery 
          Therapeutics

Chapter 3: Invertebrates
          Common Species Kept in Captivity
          Anatomy and Physiology
          Husbandry
          Preventive Medicine
          Restraint
          History and Physical Examination
          Diagnostic Testing
          Common Disease Presentations
          Therapeutics
          Surgery 
          Human Health Hazards

Chapter 4: Ornamental Fish
          Common Species Kept in Captivity
          Freshwater
          Saltwater
          Unique Anatomy and Physiology
          Husbandry
          Nutrition
          Preventive Medicine
          Restraint
          History and Physical Examination
          Diagnostic Testing
          Common Disease Presentations
          Therapeutics
          Surgery
          Zoonoses

Chapter 5: Amphibians
          Common Species Kept in Captivity
          Biology
          Husbandry
          Nutrition
          Preventive Medicine
          Restraint
          Performing a Physical Examination
          Diagnostic Testing
          Common Disease Presentations
          Therapeutics
          Nutrition
          Euthanasia
          Surgery
          Zoonoses

Chapter 6: Crocodilians
          Common Species Kept in Captivity
          Biology: Anatomy and Physiology
          Husbandry
          Nutrition
          Preventive Medicine
          Restraint
          History and Physical Examination
          Diagnostic Testing
          Common Disease Presentations
          Therapeutics
          Surgery

Chapter 7: Snakes
          Common Species Kept in Captivity
          Biology: Anatomy and Physiology
          Husbandry
          Nutrition
          Preventive Medicine
          Restraint
          Performing a Physical Examination
          Diagnostic Testing
          Common Disease Presentations
          Therapeutics
          Surgery
          Zoonoses

Chapter 8: Lizards
          Common Species Kept in Captivity
          Anatomy
          Husbandry
          Nutrition
          Preventive Medicine
          Restraint
          Performing a Physical Examination
          Diagnostic Testing
          Common Disease Presentations
          Therapeutics
          Surgery
          Zoonoses

Chapter 9: Chelonians
          Common Species Kept in Captivity
          Biology
          Husbandry
          Nutrition
          Restraint
          Performing a Physical Examination
          Diagnostic Testing
          Common Disease Presentations
          Therapeutics
          Surgery
          Zoonoses

Chapter 10: Birds
          Common Species Kept in Captivity
          Biology
          Husbandry
          Nutrition
          Preventive Medicine
          Physical Examination and Restraint
          Diagnostic Testing
          Common Disease Presentations
          Reproductive Disorders
          Managing Avian Cases
          Therapeutics
          Bandaging Techniques
          Surgery
          Zoonoses

Chapter 11: Marsupials
          Introduction
          Husbandry
          Performing a Physical Examination
          Anesthesia and Restraint
          Common Presentations by System

Chapter 12: Mice and Rats
          Mice
          Biology
          Husbandry
          Preventive Medicine
          Diagnostic Testing
          Common Disease Presentations
          Therapeutics
          Surgical and Anesthetic Assistance
          Zoonoses
          Rats
          Biology
          Husbandry
          Preventive Medicine
          Diagnostic Testing
          Common Disease Presentations
          Therapeutics
          Surgical and Anesthetic Assistance
          Zoonoses

Chapter 13: Ferrets
          Biology
          Husbandry
          Preventive Medicine
          Restraint
          Performing a Physical Examination
          Clinical Techniques and Diagnostic Testing
          Common Disease Presentations
          Therapeutics
          Surgery
          Zoonoses

Chapter 14: Rabbits
          Common Breeds Kept in Captivity
          Biology and Physiology
          Husbandry
          Preventive Medicine
          Restraint
          Performing a Physical Examination
          Diagnostic Testing
          Common Disease Presentations
          Therapeutics
          Surgery
          Zoonoses

Chapter 15: Hamsters and Gerbils
          Common Species Kept in Captivity
          Biology
          Husbandry
          Nutrition
          Preventive Medicine
          Restraint
          Performing a Physical Examination
          Diagnostic Testing
          Common Disease Presentations
          Therapeutics
          Anesthesia
          Surgery
          Zoonoses

Chapter 16: Hedgehogs
          Common Species Kept in Captivity
          Biology and Behavior
          Unique Anatomy and Physiology
          Husbandry
          Nutrition
          Preventive Medicine
          Restraint
          Anesthesia
          Performing a Physical Examination
          Diagnostic Testing
          Miscellaneous Diagnostics
          Common Disease Presentations
          Therapeutics
          Surgery
          Zoonoses

Chapter 17: Guinea Pigs
          Common Species Kept in Captivity
          Biology
          Husbandry
          Preventive Medicine
          Restraint
          Performing a Physical Examination
          Diagnostic Testing
          Common Disease Presentations
          Therapeutics
          Surgery

Chapter 18: Chinchillas
          Common Species Kept in Captivity
          Biology
          Husbandry
          Nutrition
          Preventive Medicine
          Restraint
          Performing a Physical Examination
          Diagnostic Testing
          Common Disease Presentations
          Therapeutics
          Surgery
          Zoonoses

Chapter 19: Wildlife
          Importance of Veterinarian Participation in Wildlife Care
          Deciding Whether or Not to Treat Wildlife
          Knowing the Regulations
          Becoming More Involved
          Common Species Presentations
          Preparing for Wildlife in Veterinary Hospitals
          Housing 
          Quarantine
          Zoonoses
          Emergency Care
          Therapeutics
          Capture and Transport
          Restraint and Handling 
          Physical Examination and Common Abnormalities 
          Reasons for Euthanasia
          Orphan Care
          Diagnostic Testing
          Diseases 
          Releasing Wildlife