Potbellied Pig Veterinary Medicine

By Kristie Mozzachio

Potbellied Pig Veterinary Medicine PDF Provides preventive care and evidence-based treatment for potbellied pigs! Covering a subject that gets little or no attention in other veterinary references, Potbellied Pig Veterinary Medicine is today’s definitive guide to all aspects of care for these unique animals. Topics include everything from the physical examination to handling and restraint, common illnesses, diagnosis and treatment, vaccination protocols, behavior, husbandry, sedation, surgery, and much more. Written by Dr. Kristie Mozzachio, a potbellied pig specialist and toxicologic pathologist, this clinical reference is a must-have for every veterinary practice.

  • Comprehensive coverage addresses the essential topics of potbellied pig veterinary care, helping you properly care for these animals within a veterinary practice.
  • Coverage of key aspects of potbellied pig care includes physical examinations, diseases, behavior, husbandry, handling/restraint, surgery, and much more.
  • More than 150 clinical photos show a wide variety of potbellied pigs and treatment scenarios.
  • Enhanced eBook is included with the purchase of a new print copy of the book, providing online access to a fully searchable version of the text and making its content available on various devices.
  • Single-source review provides an all-in-one reference on the care of potbellied pigs.
  • Expert author Kristie Mozzachio has worked with potbellied pigs for more than 25 years, including a mobile veterinary service that specializes in potbellied pigs, and consults both nationally and internationally.
Table of Contents

Cover image

Title page

Table of Contents

Copyright

Preface

Acknowledgments

Contributors

List of Tables

List of Illustrations

1.  History

History

Breeds

Minipig rescue

Bibliography

2.  Behavior

Introduction and history

Senses and communication

Social behavior of the pig

Reproductive behavior

What is the best age to acquire a pig?

Excretory behavior

Ingestive behavior

Exploratory behavior

Comfort behavior and body care

Preventing and managing other behavior problems in the pet pig

Psychopharmacology for the pet pig

Training and behavior modification

Bibliography

3.  Husbandry & nutrition

Husbandry

Nutrition

Bibliography

4.  Reproduction

Overview of the female reproductive system

Overview of the male reproductive system

Bibliography

5.  Handling and restraint

Overview

Bibliography

6.  Physical exam

Overview

Bibliography

7.  Routine procedures

Overview

Vaccination

Parasite control

Internal parasites

External parasites

Hoof care

Dentition

Tusk care

Microchipping

Clinical pathology evaluation

Venipuncture

Catheterization

Bibliography

8.  Sedation and anesthesia

Anesthesia considerations specific for minipigs

Pre-sedation/pre-anesthesia assessment for the minipig

Sedative and anesthetic drugs in the minipig

Sedation/anesthesia protocols for minipigs

Sedation/anesthesia maintenance

Bibliography

9.  Surgery

Neuter

Entropion correction

Cutaneous mass removal (lumpectomy)

Rectal/vaginal prolapse correction

Bibliography

10.  Illness and disease

Index

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