Focusing exclusively on the care of exotic species as pets, EXOTIC ANIMAL CARE AND MANAGEMENT, 2ND EDITION delves into the unique behaviors, diet, housing considerations, handling and restraint methods, medical concerns and clinical procedures related to the proper management of these animals. Reader-friendly and concise, each chapter covers a specific exotic animal commonly found in veterinary practice, including small mammals, birds, reptiles, amphibians, intervtebrates, alpacas and llamas, miniature pigs and backyard chickens. Also included is an overview of specific concerns and zoonotic diseases associated with exotic animals so that veterinary technicians are fully prepared to contribute to their care and treatment.
1. Introduction to Exotic Animals.
3. Introduction to Small Mammals.
6. Guinea Pigs.
10. Hamsters and Gerbils.
11. Rats and Mice.
12. Short-Tailed Opposums.
13. Sugar Gliders.
19. Hermit Crabs.
20. Alpacas and Llamas.
21. Miniature Pigs.
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