Zoo Animal and Wildlife Immobilization and Anesthesia, 2nd Edition

Zoo Animal and Wildlife Immobilization and Anesthesia, Second Edition is a fully updated and revised version of the first comprehensive reference on anesthetic techniques in captive and free-ranging wildlife. Now including expanded coverage of avian and aquatic species, this exhaustive resource presents information on the full range of zoo and wildlife species. Covering topics ranging from monitoring and field anesthesia to CPR and euthanasia, the heart of the book is devoted to 53 species-specific chapters providing a wealth of information on little-known and common zoo and wildlife animals alike.

In addition to new species chapters, the new edition brings a new focus on pain management, including chronic pain, and more information on species-specific physiology. Chapters on airway management, monitoring, emergency therapeutics, and field procedures are all significantly expanded as well. This update to Zoo Animal and Wildlife Immobilization and Anesthesia is an invaluable addition to the library of all zoo and wildlife veterinarians.

About the Author

Gary West, DVM, Dipl. ACZM, is an Executive Vice President of Animal Health and Collections at the Phoenix Zoo in Phoenix, Arizona, USA.Darryl Heard, B.Sc., B.V.M.S., Ph.D, Dipl. ACZM is an Associate Professor of Zoological Medicine at the University of Florida’s College of Veterinary Medicine in Gainesville, Florida, USA.Nigel Caulkett, DVM, MVetSc., Dipl., ACVA is Department Head, Veterinary Clinical & Diagnostic Sciences, and Professor, Anaesthesiology, at the University of Calgary in Calgary, Alberta, Canada.

Features

  • Provides a thorough update to the first comprehensive reference for anesthetic techniques in captive and free-ranging wildlife
  • Presents chapters on all taxa, including little-known species
  • Features expanded species coverage, with new information on avian and aquatic animals
  • Includes more information on pain management and species-specific physiology, as well as airway management, monitoring, emergency therapeutics, and field procedures
  • Offers introductory chapters on topics ranging from clinical pharmacology and airway management to field emergencies and complications
  • Serves as a convenient single resource to find practical knowledge about wildlife anesthesia

Reviews

“This book should be considered a practical reference and an indispensable addition to the library of any professional who works with wildlife species, whether in captivity or free-ranging.”  (Journal of the American Veterinary Medical Association, 15 March 2015)

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