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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.
- 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 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
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
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.