Exotic Small Mammal Care and Husbandry

Exotic Small Mammal Care and Husbandry PDF

By Ron E. Banks, Julie M. Sharp, Sonia D. Doss and Deborah A. Vanderford

Exotic Small Mammal Care and Husbandry PDF is a practical reference for assessing, handling, and treating small exotic animals in the veterinary clinic. Covering common species such as mice, hamsters, rabbits, and ferrets, the book focuses on nursing care, giving veterinary staff the information they need to work with these less-common patients. With information on basic anatomy, preventative care, and common diseases, This Book provides a thorough grounding in the fundamentals of caring for small exotic mammals and communicating with owners.

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments vii

1 Introduction 3

2 Enrichment 11

3 Preventive Medicine 21

4 Rabbits 49

5 Ferrets 61

6 Mice 73

7 Rats 81

8 Gerbils 93

9 Hamsters 103

10 Guinea pigs 115

11 Chinchillas 125

12 Degus 137

13 Hedgehogs 143

14 Sugar Gliders 157

15 Opossums 169

Index 175

Color plate appears between pages 80 and 81

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