Exotic Animal Laboratory Diagnosis


Exotic Animal Laboratory Diagnosis

Exotic Animal Laboratory Diagnosis Pdf

By J. Jill Heatley and Karen E. Russell

Exotic Animal Laboratory Diagnosis PDF is a practical, user-friendly guide to diagnostic testing in a wide range of exotic species.

  • Offers complete information on obtaining samples, performing tests, and interpreting laboratory results in exotic animals
  • Presents information on each species using a similar format for easy access
  • Emphasizes details on clinical biochemistries, urinalysis, and common laboratory diagnostic tests not found in other resources
  • Draws together information on selecting, performing, and using diagnostic tests into a single easy-to-use resource
  • Covers a wide range of species, including small mammals, primates, reptiles, aquatic animals, and wild, laboratory, and pet birds
Table of Contents

Contributors vii

Preface xi

Acknowledgment xiii

1 Introduction 1
Karen E. Russell and J. Jill Heatley

2 Ferrets 17
Cheryl B. Greenacre

3 Procyonids 45
Cameron Ratliff and J. Jill Heatley

4 Skunks 53
Dennilyn Parker, Frank J. Krupka and J. Jill Heatley

5 Rabbits 63
Barbara L. Oglesbee

6 Rats and Mice 81
James Kusmeirczyk, Melissa Kling, Ann B. Kier, Sherrelle M. Milligan and J. Jill Heatley

7 Hamsters and Gerbils 113
Gabriel P. McKeon, Claude M. Nagamine and Stephen A. Felt

8 Hystricomorph Rodents: Guinea Pigs, Chinchillas, Degus, and Viscachas 129
Christy L. Rettenmund and J. Jill Heatley

9 Capybaras (Hydrochoerus hydrochaeris) 145
Jessica Hokamp, Rosely Gioia‐Di Chiacchio and Eliana Reiko Matushima

10 Squirrels 155
J. Jill Heatley

11 Marsupials 175
Rosemary J. Booth

12 Hedgehogs 199
Jordan Gentry, R. Scott Larsen and J. Jill Heatley

13 Callitrichids 211
Melissa Smith and J. Jill Heatley

14 Lemurs 229
Sabrina D. Clark

15 Other Small New World Monkeys 241
Megan A. Albertelli

16 Tortoises and Freshwater Turtles 255
Charles Innis and Zdenek Knotek

17 Snakes 291
Jen Brown, Tim Tristan and J. Jill Heatley

18 Lizards 319
Stephen J. Divers and Melinda S. Camus

19 Amphibians 347
María J. Forzán and Barbara S. Horney

20 Fish 369
Stephen A. Smith

21 Aquatic Invertebrates 383
Nadia Stegeman, Matthew Allender, Jill Arnold and Christopher J. Bonar

22 Terrestrial Invertebrates 409
Trevor T. Zachariah

23 Laboratory Diagnostics for Birds 429
Shane Raidal

24 Raptors 437
Michael P. Jones and John Chitty

25 Psittaciformes 483
Thomas N. Tully, Jr.

26 Galliformes 503
Jennifer R. Cook and J. Jill Heatley

27 Pigeons and Doves 543
Lauren Virginia Powers and Devorah Marks Stowe

28 Passerine Birds 565
Kemba Marshall and J. Jill Heatley

29 Seabirds and Waterfowl 585
Christine Fiorello

Index 609

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