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Exotic Animal Care and Management 1st Edition

Vicki Judah, Kathy Nuttall, MS, CVT

  • Published
  • 288 Pages


Exotic Animal Care and Management, provides students with a comprehensive and unique learning experience, focusing entirely on exotic animal care, and husbandry. This text book addresses behavior, habitat, husbandry and diet for each species, recognizing that the majority of medical problems in keeping exotics are due to a lack of species-specific information. Common diseases for each species are discussed at length, from the perspective of providing nursing care, and recognizing signs of health problems. This comprehensive text also covers essential information for anyone working with exotics in a clinical setting including: injection sites, administration of medication, anesthesia, restraint and handling. The companion student workbook provides actual case studies and study questions directly related to the text.

Vicki Judah,

Vicki Judah is a retired Certified Veterinary Technician with more than thirty years of experience in animal care, and a special interest in exotic animal medicine and captive care. The former program director of Companion Animal Science at Utah's Jordan Applied Technology Center, Ms. Judah developed courses in Animal Care and Science, Veterinary Assisting and Technology, Equine Science, Agricultural/Livestock Care and Management, and Aquatics. Now retired, Ms. Judah pursues educational, animal rescue, and writing projects in the United States and Mexico.

Kathy Nuttall, MS, CVT, Jordan Applied Technology Center

Kathy Nuttall was most recently the developer and instructor of the Veterinary Assistant/Veterinary Technician Program at the Jordan Applied Technology Center in Utah, and is a Certified Veterinary Technologist. Currently, she is starting a new business educating veterinary professionals, Mountain Edge Veterinary Technology. She belongs to the Colorado Association of Certified Veterinary Technicians, the National Association of Career and Technical Educators, the Utah Association of Career and Technical Educators, the National Educators Association, the Utah Educators Association, and the North American Veterinary Technicians Association. She has received many awards, including Teacher of the Year, CTE Teacher of the Year, and Outstanding HOSA Advisor. Ms. Nuttall completed the state curriculum for Veterinary Assisting in the state of Utah, and obtained her Masters of Agricultural Systems and Education degree in 2013.
  • Presents the most current information on exotic animal care; diet, husbandry and medical concerns
  • Each chapter provides Key Terms that are defined in the running text with review questions at the conclusion of each chapter
  • Excellent illustrations of species- specific procedures and techniques are included throughout the text
Chapter 1: Introduction to Exotic Animals as Pets / Companions
Chapter 2: Legal Issues
Chapter 3: The Small Mammals
Chapter 4: The Birds:
Chapter 5: The Reptiles:
Chapter 6: The Amphibians
Chapter 7: Invertebrates
Chapter 8: Alpacas and Llamas (single pet or guard animal- not agricultural herd )
Chapter 9: Pot-bellied Pigs

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  • ISBN-10: 141804198X
  • ISBN-13: 9781418041984
  • Bookstore Wholesale Price $145.75
  • RETAIL $193.95

Cengage provides a range of supplements that are updated in coordination with the main title selection. For more information about these supplements, contact your Learning Consultant.


Instructor's Companion Website

ISBN: 9781305250949
The Instructor Companion Site is a secure online resource that offers supporting materials for teaching a course on small and companion animal care. It includes Lesson Plans, PowerPoint® presesntations, Testing powered by Cognero, and an Image Gallery.