Handbook of Wildlife Chemical Immobilization, 5th Edition

This is the fifth edition of the Handbook of Wildlife Chemical Immobilization . It is perhaps the largest selling book of its kind, having sold thousands of copies around the world. If the Handbook is truly a success, a lot of credit must be given Dr. Ulysses S. Seal who originally had the idea for a comprehensive, but easy-to-use, book for wildlife biologists faced with the challenge of animal capture.

This handbook is intended to provide wildlife biologists, wildlife and zoo veterinarians, game ranchers, animal control personnel, and students with a portable reference for the chemical capture of wild animals. This handbook is designed to accompany the user into the field and should act as a rapid reference source for those faced with the challenge of chemically capturing a wild, and often uncooperative, animal. Its format is intentionally brief, serving to highlight, rather than detail, the salient aspects of each section. Those desiring a more in-depth discussion should seek out the relevant literature offered. Despite the emphasis on brevity, it behooves the novice to be familiar with everything covered in this text.

The Drug Doses section is designed to rapidly locate the species of interest and select an appropriate immobilizing agent. We have compiled and analyzed drug doses from published reports or private records and then made a single recommendation for a given species based on our, and others, experience with the drug and species. Other drug choices and appropriate references are also included should you not agree with, or not have available, the recommended drug(s). The primary recommendation does not necessarily mean that the chosen drug(s) is always the best choice under all circumstances. Experience with the various drugs will eventually allow you to make informed choices on your own.

472 four-color pages; 111 illustrations. Drug doses for over 500 species. This world-acclaimed Handbook covers legalities of drug possession and use; types of drugs used for animal capture; equipment used for animal capture; animal capture procedures and techniques; animal medical treatment; and human emergency medicine, supported by over 2,750 references.

The most up-to-date information on chemical immobilization. This book covers darting of dogs and farm animals as well as all wildlife in both zoo and field situations. Drug dosage recommendations are given for every species you are likely to encounter. A must-have book.

Table of Contents

Drug Possession and Use
Legalities of Drug Use
Records
Ordering and Storage
Labeling
Expiration Dates
Human Consumption of Drugged Animals
Drugs Used for Animal Capture
Drug Characteristics
Calculating Drug Doses
Drug Combinations
Neuromuscular Blocking Drugs
Tranquilizers/Sedatives
Phenothiazine Agonists
Butyrophenone Agonists
Benzodiazepine Agonists
Alpha-2 Adrenoceptor Agonists
Long-acting Tranquilizers
Immobilants
Cyclohexanes
Opioids
Alfaxalone
Propofol
Inhalation Anesthetics
Antagonists
Opioid
Alpha-2 adrenoceptor
Benzodiazepine
Adjuvants
Equipment Used for Animal Capture
Syringes and Needles
Pole Syringes
Remote Drug Delivery Systems
Blow Pipes

Dart Guns
Darts
Range Finders
Laser Sights
Dot Sights
Monitoring Equipment
Oxygen
Equipment and Supply Checklist
List of Manufacturers
Animal Capture: Putting It All Together
Capture-related Stress and Mortality
Rules of Animal Capture
Considerations Prior to Animal Immobilization
Preparation
Approach
Administration Sites
Immobilization Signs
Incomplete Immobilization
Handling the Immobilized Animal
Transport of the Immobilized Animal
Recovery from Immobilization
Recovery of Lost Darts
Urban Wildlife Capture
Euthanasia
Animal Medical Treatment
Respiratory Depression/Arrest
Hyperthermia
Hypothermia/Frostbite
Shock
Bloat
Vomiting/Aspiration
Capture Myopathy
Seizures/Convulsions
Wounds
Cardiac Arrest
Dehydration
Analgesics
Veterinary First Aid Kit Checklist

Human Medical Treatment
Preventative Measures
Rules for Accidental Exposure
Specific Emergency Treatments
Opioids
Cyclohexanes
Neuromuscular Blocking Agents
Tranquilizers/Sedatives
Human First Aid Checklist
Drug Doses
BAM Quick Reference Chart
References
Glossary
Index
English-Metric Conversion

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