Zoo and Wild Animal Medicine: Current Therapy

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Murray E. Fowler, R. Eric Miller
Elsevier Health Sciences, 2008 - Medical - 495 pages
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With expert contributors from around the world sharing their knowledge on 57 new cutting-edge areas of interest, Zoo and Wild Animal Medicine, Volume 6 continues to provide outstanding coverage of today's most relevant topics. This book is an essential resource in zoo and wild animal medicine, addressing the special challenges posed by individual and herd medical management, newly emerging diseases in diverse wild animal populations, the effect of habitat loss and destruction on wildlife species, and the utilization of zoo animals in the surveillance and detection of potential zoonoses. The user-friendly current therapy approach continues to serve a vital function in the field by fostering a conservation biology ethic, bridging the gap between captive and free-ranging wild animal medicine, from a diverse group of experts.


  • Includes practical guidance on such topics as behavioral training for medical procedures and the use of infrared thermography.

  • Divided into four sections -- Conditions Affecting Multiple Species, Poikilotherms, Avian Medicine, and Mammals -- to help you find the information you need quickly.

  • Extensive contributor list includes multinational contributors offering expert information on species from around the world.


  • Presents timely topics in zoo and wild animal medicine with 57 new chapters to provide the best and most current information available.
  • The most up-to-date information on hot topics such as avian influenza, West Nile virus, and other pathogens threatening wildlife and human populations on a global scale.
  • Cutting-edge insights on environmental and public health concerns, such as occupational exposure to zoonotic simian retroviruses and use of wildlife rehabilitation centers as monitors for ecosystem health.
  • A color plate section presents vivid depictions of external clinical signs for more accurate clinical recognition.
  

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Contents

Chapter 1 West Nile Virus in Birds and Mammals
2
Chapter 2 Current Diagnostic Methods for Tuberculosis in Zoo Animals
10
Chapter 3 Infrared Thermography in Zoo and Wild Animals
20
Models in Camelids and Elephants
33
Salinomycin Toxicity in Camelids
50
Chapter 6 Emerging Diseases at the Interface of People Domestic Animals and Wildlife
55
Chapter 7 Behavioral Training for Medical Procedures
66
Difficult Veterinary Legislation
68
Health and Safety Implications for Persons Working with Nonhuman Primates
251
Chapter 32 Neurologic Disorders in Cheetahs and Snow Leopards
265
Chapter 33 Nutritional Factors Affecting Semen Quality in Felids
272
Chapter 34 Baylisascaris Neural Larva Migrans in Zoo Animals
284
Chapter 35 Use of Analgesics in Exotic Felids
289
Chapter 36 Mycobacterial Diseases in Carnivores
294
Chapter 37 Melioidosis in Marine Mammals
299
Chapter 38 Inflammation in Marine Mammals
308

Chapter 9 Encephalomyocarditis Virus Infection in Zoo Animals
75
Chapter 10 Avian Influenza
79
Chapter 11 Disease Management in ExSitu Invertebrate Conservation Programs
88
Chapter 12 Use of Wildlife Rehabilitation Centers as Monitors of Ecosystem Health
97
Chapter 13 Biopsy Darting
105
Chapter 14 Selected Fish Diseases in Wild Populations
112
Chapter 15 Spring Viremia of Carp Virus
121
Chapter 16 Veterinary Participation in Puerto Rican Crested Toad Program
126
Chapter 17 Amphibian Chytridiomycosis
137
Chapter 18 Raising Giant Tortoises
144
Chapter 19 Reptile Protozoa
154
Chapter 20 Fluid Therapy in Reptiles
160
Chapter 21 Salmonellosis in Songbirds Order Passeriformes
166
Chapter 22 Veterinary Care of Bustards
170
Chapter 23 Medical Management of Curassows
186
Current Knowledge
191
Chapter 25 Avian Atherosclerosis
200
Chapter 26 Minerals and Stork Nutrition
206
Chapter 27 Veterinary Care of Kiwi
214
Chapter 28 Paramyxoviruses in Bats
225
Chapter 29 Medical Aspects of Red Squirrel Translocation
236
Chapter 30 Neuroleptics in Great Apes with Specific Reference to Modification of Aggressive Behavior in a Male Gorilla
243
Chapter 39 Capture and Anesthesia of Otariids in the Wild
312
Chapter 40 Tissue CystForming Coccidia of Marine Mammals
319
Chapter 41 Algal Bloom Toxicity in Marine Animals
341
Chapter 42 Elephant Herpesviruses
349
Chapter 43 Tuberculosis in Elephants
355
Chapter 44 Neonatal Elephant Mortality
365
Chapter 45 Health Care and Management of Working Elephants in Myanmar Burma
369
Chapter 46 Camelids Are Not Ruminants
375
Chapter 47 Uroliths and Gastroenteroliths in Camelids
386
Chapter 48 Congenital and Hereditary Conditions of Camelids
391
Chapter 49 Hypocalcemia Hypomagnesemia and Rumenitis in Exotic Ruminants
404
Chapter 50 Diseases of Chamois
408
Chapter 51 Gastrointestinal Nematodiasis in Hoofstock
416
Chapter 52 Tuberculosis in Michigan Deer
423
Chapter 53 Chronic Wasting Disease of Cervid Species
430
Chapter 54 Heartwater Ehrlichia ruminantium
438
Chapter 55 The Nutrition of Browsers
444
Chapter 56 Side Effects of Etorphine and Carfentanil in Nondomestic Hoofstock
455
Chapter 57 Treatment of Chronic Renal Failure in Nondomestic Felids
462
Index
467
Color Plate Section
496
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Murray E. Fowler, DVM, is Professor Emeritus of Zoological Medicine, School of Veterinary Medicine, University of California, Davis. He was the veterinarian for the Sacramento Zoo for 24 years, and he started the first veterinary school program that dealt specifically with captive and free-ranging wild animals. An award-winning author and teacher, he is a diplomate of the American College of Zoological Medicine, the American College of Veterinary Internal, Medicine, and the American Board of Veterinary Toxicology. His publications include" Restraint and Handling of Wild and Domestic Animals," now in its second edition.

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