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Hand-Rearing Wild and Domestic Mammals

Hand-Rearing Wild and Domestic Mammals

  • Author: Laurie J. Gage
  • Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
  • ISBN: 0470384786
  • Category: Medical
  • Page: 279
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Veterinarians, technicians and wildlife caregivers are often called upon to have expertise in raising infant mammals. This book provides clear guidance to raising and caring for a wide variety of domestic, farm, wildlife, and zoo mammals from birth to weaning. Over thirty veterinary technicians, wildlife specialists, and veterinarians from around the world have contributed their expertise to this useful book that covers over 50 mammalian species. Some of the topics covered in each chapter of this book include: * Assessment of the neonate * Specialised equipment * Expected weight gains * Formula selection and preparation * Weaning techniques * Housing * Common medical problems Detailed chapters are devoted to the following animals: * Domestic animals: puppies, kittens, ferrets, sugar gliders and rabbits * Farm animals: foals, kids, llamas and piglets * Wildlife: squirrels, opossums, raccoons, rabbits, deer, foxes, bears, bats, and hedgehogs * Zoo animals: ungulates, non-domestic equids, exotic felids, polar bears, elephants, rhinoceroses, macropods, pinnipeds, large and small primates, lemurs and sloths Dr Laurie Gage is well known for her work and expertise in the rearing of seals, sea lions and walruses and has experience in rearing many other mammalian species.

Hand-Rearing Birds

Hand-Rearing Birds

  • Author: Laurie J. Gage,Rebecca S. Duerr
  • Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
  • ISBN: 0470376309
  • Category: Medical
  • Page: 456
  • View: 1990
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Hand-Rearing Birds will provide the reader with a guide to the best methods of hand rearing all major species of birds. The book is broken into two sections. The first section covers standard hand raising methods and equipment, while the second provides individual chapters devoted to many major avian species. This book will be an invaluable reference for shelter veterinarians, zoo veterinarians, avian veterinarians, aviculturists, bird enthusiasts, and conservationists alike.

Wild Mammals in Captivity

Wild Mammals in Captivity

Principles and Techniques for Zoo Management, Second Edition

  • Author: Devra G. Kleiman,Katerina V. Thompson,Charlotte Kirk Baer
  • Publisher: University of Chicago Press
  • ISBN: 0226440117
  • Category: Science
  • Page: 720
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Zoos, aquaria, and wildlife parks are vital centers of animal conservation and management. For nearly fifteen years, these institutions have relied on Wild Mammals in Captivity as the essential reference for their work. Now the book reemerges in a completely updated second edition. Wild Mammals in Captivity presents the most current thinking and practice in the care and management of wild mammals in zoos and other institutions. In one comprehensive volume, the editors have gathered the most current information from studies of animal behavior; advances in captive breeding; research in physiology, genetics, and nutrition; and new thinking in animal management and welfare. In this edition, more than three-quarters of the text is new, and information from more than seventy-five contributors is thoroughly updated. The standard text for all courses in zoo biology, Wild Mammals in Captivity will, in its new incarnation, continue to be used by zoo managers, animal caretakers, researchers, and anyone with an interest in how to manage animals in captive conditions.

Australian Mammals

Australian Mammals

Biology and Captive Management

  • Author: Stephen M. Jackson
  • Publisher: CSIRO PUBLISHING
  • ISBN: 9780643066359
  • Category: Nature
  • Page: 524
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Provides practical guidance in the husbandry of Australian marsupials and other mammals. It dedicates a chapter to each group of animals and gives details on its biology, housing, capture and restraint, transport, diet, breeding, artificial rearing, behaviour and behaviouran enrichment.

Biology, Medicine, and Surgery of Elephants

Biology, Medicine, and Surgery of Elephants

  • Author: Murray Fowler,Susan K. Mikota
  • Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
  • ISBN: 0470344113
  • Category: Medical
  • Page: 565
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Elephants are possibly the most well-known members of the animal kingdom. The enormous size, unusual anatomy, and longevity of elephants have fascinated humans for millenia. Biology, Medicine, and Surgery of Elephants serves as a comprehensive text on elephant medicine and surgery. Based on the expertise of 36 scientists and clinical veterinarians, this volume covers biology, husbandry, veterinary medicine and surgery of the elephant as known today. Written by the foremost experts in the field Comprehensively covers both Asian and African elephants Complete with taxonomy, behavioral, geographical and systemic information Well-illustrated and organized for easy reference

Medicine of Australian Mammals

Medicine of Australian Mammals

  • Author: Larry Vogelnest,Rupert Woods
  • Publisher: CSIRO PUBLISHING
  • ISBN: 064309928X
  • Category: Science
  • Page: 704
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In Medicine of Australian Mammals, more than 30 experts present the most current information available on the medical management of all taxa of Australian native mammals. This comprehensive text is divided into two parts. The first includes chapters on general topics relevant to the medical management of captive and free-ranging Australian native mammals such as: veterinary considerations for the rescue, treatment, rehabilitation and release of wildlife; veterinary aspects of hand-rearing orphaned marsupials; marine mammal strandings and the role of the veterinarian; and wildlife health investigation and necropsy of Australian mammals. The second part covers the medicine of specific taxa of Australian native mammals. Detailed information on taxonomy, distribution, biology, anatomy, physiology, reproduction, husbandry, nutrition, physical and chemical restraint, clinical pathology, hand-rearing, diseases, zoonoses, therapeutics, reproductive management and surgery is included. This practical, one-source reference is complemented by detailed photographs and illustrations, as well as tables listing reproductive and physiological data, diets, haematology and biochemistry values, and drug formularies. Appendices include a checklist of the mammals of Australia and its territories and a guide to the identification of common parasites of Australian mammals. Medicine of Australian Mammals is clinically oriented and is a must-have for veterinary clinicians, no matter how experienced. The book will also be of use to veterinary students, researchers, biologists, zoologists, wildlife carers and other wildlife professionals.

Exotic Animal Formulary

Exotic Animal Formulary

  • Author: James W. Carpenter
  • Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences
  • ISBN: 1437722636
  • Category: Medical
  • Page: 744
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A quick, concise reference to the drugs and dosages used to treat exotic animals, Exotic Animal Formulary, 4th Edition addresses the most common questions and medical situations you encounter in clinical practice. Species covered include birds, fish, amphibians, reptiles, primates, wildlife, and all kinds of small mammals and "pocket pets." This edition is updated with a new chapter on invertebrates, information on the latest drugs, and a colorful new design. Written by clinical and research veterinarian James Carpenter, this book is the only drug formulary on the market created solely for the treatment of exotic animals. Nearly 200 drug tables provide clear, current recommendations on drugs, indications, and dosages used in treating exotic animals, including biological tables with details on therapies and diets, normal blood parameters of common species, venipuncture sites, differential diagnosis, and medical protocols for common conditions. All drug information is reviewed for accuracy, ensuring that this reference remains authoritative and current. Easy-to-use organization divides drug monographs into quick-reference chapters including: Invertebrates, Fish, Amphibians, Reptiles, Birds, Sugar Gliders, Hedgehogs, Rodents, Rabbits, Ferrets, Miniature Pigs, Primates, and Wildlife. Additional drug topics include antimicrobial, antifungal, and antiparasitic agents. More than 20 expert authors contribute to this edition. References in each chapter provide resources for further research and study. Convenient appendices provide a single source for information such as classes of drugs used to treat specific exotic animal conditions; efficacy of selected agents used to treat exotic animals; location of select laboratories to perform procedures; normal lab values; conversions; and equivalents. New Invertebrates chapter has been added. New two-color design makes information easier to access at a glance, with drug and biological tables shaded differently for fast lookup. Updated information includes coverage of the latest drugs introduced into the market. Electronic access is available via Pageburst, making it easy to search topics and drugs. Sold separately.

Ferrets, Rabbits and Rodents - E-Book

Ferrets, Rabbits and Rodents - E-Book

Clinical Medicine and Surgery

  • Author: Katherine Quesenberry,James W. Carpenter
  • Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences
  • ISBN: 1437702880
  • Category: Medical
  • Page: 608
  • View: 8965
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A concise guide to the care of small mammals, Ferrets, Rabbits, and Rodents: Clinical Medicine and Surgery covers the conditions seen most often in veterinary practice. The book emphasizes preventive medicine along with topics including disease management, ophthalmology, dentistry, and zoonosis. More than 400 illustrations demonstrate key concepts related to radiographic interpretation, relevant anatomy, and diagnostic, surgical, and therapeutic techniques. Now in full color, this edition adds coverage of more surgical procedures and expands coverage of zoonotic disease. From editors Katherine Quesenberry and James W. Carpenter, along with a team of expert contributors, the "Pink Book" provides an authoritative, single source of information that is hard to find elsewhere. A logical organization makes it quick and easy to find important information, with each section devoted to a single animal and chapters within each section organized by body system. Over 400 photographs and illustrations highlight key concepts such as radiographic interpretation and the main points of diagnostic, surgical, and therapeutic techniques. A chapter on ophthalmology provides hard-to-find information on eye care for ferrets, rabbits, rodents, and other small mammals. Coverage of preventive medicine includes basic biology, husbandry, and routine care of the healthy animal. The drug formulary supplies dosage instructions for ferrets, rabbits, guinea pigs, chinchillas, hamsters, rats/mice, prairie dogs, hedgehogs, and sugar gliders. Chapter outlines offer at-a-glance overviews of the contents of each chapter. Handy tables and charts make it easy to find key information. Expanded Zoonotic Diseases chapter adds more depth along with the latest information on the rising potential for disease transmission to humans as exotic pets become more popular. Additional surgical procedures for each species are included, some with step-by-step instructions accompanied by color photographs and line drawings. Full-color images show the sometimes minute structures of these small animals and make accurate diagnoses easier, especially for lymphoproliferative diseases of rabbits, endoscopy, cytology, and hematology.

Pediatrics of Common and Uncommon Species, An Issue of Veterinary Clinics: Exotic Animal Practice - E-Book

Pediatrics of Common and Uncommon Species, An Issue of Veterinary Clinics: Exotic Animal Practice - E-Book

  • Author: Kristine Kuchinski Broome
  • Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences
  • ISBN: 1455744468
  • Category: Medical
  • Page: 220
  • View: 3752
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The busy exotic animal practitioner will find this unique issue packed with useful, practical information on the exotic animal pediatrics. The majority of the issue will cover anesthesia, nutrition, chiropracty, and pediatrics in psittacines, reptiles, fish, exotic hoofstock and small mammals.

Atlas der bildgebenden Diagnostik bei Heimtieren

Atlas der bildgebenden Diagnostik bei Heimtieren

Vögel - Kleinsäuger - Reptilien

  • Author: Maria-Elisabeth Krautwald-Junghanns,Michael Pees,Sven Reese
  • Publisher: Schlütersche
  • ISBN: 3842680260
  • Category: Medical
  • Page: 464
  • View: 916
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Der vorliegende Atlas ist eine bislang einmalige Zusammenstellung aller bildgebenden Verfahren für die drei großen "Heimtierklassen" Vögel, Kleinsäuger und Reptilien. Für jede Kleintierpraxis liegt damit eine ideale Ergänzung zu der bisher verfügbaren Literatur der bildgebenden Diagnostik vor.

AWV Bulletin

AWV Bulletin

  • Author: N.A
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: Veterinary medicine
  • Page: N.A
  • View: 3825
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Laboratory Animal Practitioner

Laboratory Animal Practitioner

  • Author: N.A
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: Laboratory animals
  • Page: N.A
  • View: 7487
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Rural Heritage

Rural Heritage

  • Author: N.A
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: Pets
  • Page: N.A
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Exotic DVM.

Exotic DVM.

  • Author: N.A
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: Exotic animals
  • Page: N.A
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Edentata

Edentata

A Newsletter of the IUCN Edentate Specialist Group

  • Author: N.A
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: Wildlife conservation
  • Page: N.A
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Neotropical primates

Neotropical primates

a newsletter of the Neotropical Section of the IUCN/SSC Primate Specialist Group

  • Author: N.A
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: N.A
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Spot the Difference

Spot the Difference

Are Cheetahs Really Just Big Cats?

  • Author: K. M. Bell
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: Medical
  • Page: 139
  • View: 1677
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The cheetah is an endangered species, threatened with extinction due to loss of habitat and conflict with humans for land use and prey animals. Although international efforts to save the cheetah include co-ordinated multi-national breeding programmes, the captive cheetah population is not yet self-sustaining. Understanding of cheetah biology has increased dramatically in recent decades but the domestic cat is still commonly used as a model species for the cheetah in captivity when it comes to nutrition and reproduction. However, is it really fair to extrapolate the nutritional requirements or reproductive anomolies of the domestic cat to its distant relative the cheetah?This book reviews the known differences and similarities in cheetah and cat biology, with particular reference to their nutritional and reproductive physiology. Where examples from either species are missing, comparison is made with other members of the Felidae in order to estimate the likelihood of interspecific differences between the cheetah and cat. The comparisons made here have particular relevance for the fomulation of diets for captive cheetahs and the development of zoo-based breeding programmes. Furthermore, this book provides zoo managers, breeding co-ordinators, veterinarians and nutritionists with a valuable tool when attempting to identify and correct nutritional inadequacies or reproductive dysfunction in the cheetah.

Veterinary and Human Toxicology

Veterinary and Human Toxicology

  • Author: N.A
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: Veterinary toxicology
  • Page: N.A
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Füchse zähmen

Füchse zähmen

Domestikation im Zeitraffer

  • Author: Lee Alan Dugatkin,Ludmila Trut
  • Publisher: Springer-Verlag
  • ISBN: 3662561360
  • Category: Science
  • Page: 304
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An einem Ort im abgelegenen Sibirien findet man vierbeinige Fellwesen, die mit dem Schwanz wedeln, Schlappohren haben und so gelehrig und freundlich sind wie Schoßhunde. Doch es sind keine Hunde – es sind Füchse. Sie sind das Ergebnis eines der erstaunlichsten Züchtungsexperimente, die je unternommen wurden – stellen Sie sich einmal vor, die Evolution mehrerer Jahrtausende sei auf einen Zeitraum weniger Jahrzehnte beschleunigt. Im Jahre 1959 nahmen sich die Biologen Dmitri Beljajew und Ludmila Trut genau dies vor, indem sie mit ein paar Dutzend Silberfüchsen von Pelzfarmen in der damaligen UdSSR begannen und mit ihnen die Entwicklung vom Wolf zum Hund in Echtzeit nachzuvollziehen versuchten, um so den Prozess der Domestikation direkt zu beobachten. Das vorliegende Buch erzählt die bisher weitgehend unbekannte Geschichte dieses bemerkenswerten Unterfangens. Die meisten Berichte über die natürliche Evolution des Wolfes legen dem Domestikationsprozess eine Zeitspanne von 15.000 Jahren zugrunde, aber aus Beljajews und Truts Züchtungsexperimenten gingen schon innerhalb eines Jahrzehnts welpenähnliche Füchse mit Schlappohren, gesprenkelten Fellen und gebogenen Schwänze hervor. Begleitet wurden diese physischen Veränderungen von genetischen und Verhaltens-Modifikationen. Für die Züchtung der Füchse war Zahmheit das entscheidende Selektionskriterium, und mit jeder Generation zeigten die Tiere ein zunehmend größeres Interesse an der Gemeinschaft mit Menschen. Trut ist seit Anfang an bei diesen Experimenten dabei, und nach Beljajews Tod im Jahre 1985 übernahm sie die Leitung. Zusammen mit dem Biologen und Wissenschaftsautor Lee Dugatkin erzählt sie hier nun die Geschichte dieses Abenteuers und der Wissenschaft, Politik und Liebe dahinter. In Füchse zähmen nehmen uns Dugatkin und Trut mit auf die Innenseite dieses bahnbrechenden Experiments inmitten der brutalen sibirischen Winter und legen offen, wie Wissenschaftsgeschichte gemacht wird – bis heute. Inzwischen sind 58 Generationen von Füchsen domestiziert, und immer noch lernen wir von ihnen bedeutsame Dinge über die genetische und verhaltensbiologische Evolution domestizierter Tiere. Füchse zähmen bietet eine oft unglaubliche Geschichte von Wissenschaftlern bei der Arbeit und ist zugleich eine Hommage an die tiefen Bande, die Tiere und Menschen über alle Zeiten hinweg entwickelt haben. Stimmen zur amerikanischen Originalausgabe Vor über 60 Jahren entschlossen sich die russischen Forscher [Ludmila] Trut und Dmitri Beljajew, wilde Füchse zu domestizieren, um im Detail herauszufinden, wie die Reise vom Wildtier zum Haustier abläuft. Sie setzten ihr Experiment in einer Pelzfarm in Sibirien auf und wählten über die folgenden Jahrzehnte stets die zahmsten Tiere jeder Generation für die weitere Fortpflanzung aus. In diesem Buch zeichnen der Biologe und Wissenschaftsautor Dugatkin und Trut die Geschichte dieses großartigen Experiments nach. Das Ergebnis sind eine Schar gelehriger Füchse und die Entschlüsselung der genetischen Grundlagen ihrer Domestikation. Scientific American Schillernd ... Eine Geschichte, die teils Wissenschaft, teils russisches Märchen, teils Spionagethriller ist ... Die Ergebnisse sind selbst unter Wissenschaftlern, geschweige denn in der Öffentlichkeit, viel weniger bekannt, als sie es verdient haben. New York Times Dugatkin ist ein sehr erfahrener Wissenschaftsautor mit der besonderen Gabe, vielfach verzweigte Themen in kompakte, unterhaltsame Geschichten zu verwandeln. Frau Trut, inzwischen in ihren Achtzigern, ist gleichermaßen Coautorin und Gegenstand des Buches ... ihre intensive Mitwirkung verleiht diesem Wissenschaftsbericht eine seltene Form der Intimität. Wall Street Journal Ein zauberhafter Bericht ... Nach etwa 20 Generationen wurden die gezähmten Füchse immer mehr wie Hunde: loyal und unschlagbar niedlich. New Scientist Voller Zuneigung erzählen uns Trut und Dugatkin von den Meilensteinen des Experiments, von dem ersten neugeborenen Fuchs, der mit dem Schwanz wedelte, und von dem ersten mit Schlappohren ... Bei jedem Schritt verweben die Autoren in geschickter Weise die Wissenschaft der Domestikation mit den Erzählungen von den immer hundeähnlicher werdenden Füchsen. Science News Im Lauf einiger Jahrzehnte haben russische Forscher wilde Füchse in freundliche Haustiere verwandelt. Sie nutzten dafür nicht etwa modernste gentechnische Methoden. Sie steuerten einfach die Evolution. Dieses bahnbrechende Experiment lehrt uns einige fundamentale Dinge über Domestikation, Verhalten und uns selbst. Jetzt hat endlich jemand den Bericht von diesem Experiment in ein Buch gepackt – und ein faszinierendes Buch zumal. Carl Zimmer, Autor von Woher kommen wir? Ein hervorragendes Buch. Es ist verständlich geschrieben und ein faszinierendes Stück Populärwissenschaft. Dieses Buch wird ein breites Publikum anziehen, und ich kenne kein anderes mit einer solch dramatischen Kombination von guter Wissenschaft und Gesellschaftsgeschichte. Aubrey Manning, Autor von An Introduction to Animal Behaviour Weitere Stimmen: The science is profound, but the authors write accessibly and engagingly—and their vulpine subjects are awfully cute, too. Of compelling interest to any animal lover and especially to devotees of canids of all kinds. Kirkus Reviews A cheerful, easy-to-read account that expounds upon the wonders of scientific achievement. . . . The authors weave other charming histories of other scientific studies and events throughout the book, including the discovery of hormones, pedigree analysis, animal communication, human evolution, and Belyaev's travels in international scientific circles. Writing a simple, straightforward narrative suitable for lay readers, Dugatkin and Trut spin complex genetic science into a fascinating story about adorable foxes. Publishers Weekly This intriguing, well-written account of an ongoing experiment in canid domestication should delight readers interested in the origins of the human-animal bond. Library Journal It’s a story of science. . . .But it's also very much a human story. . . . It's a story of persistence against all odds. The Hoopoe, NHBS In the first book on the famous ‘Siberian fox study,’ this extraordinary chronicle recounts one of the world’s most important animal studies. It has not only provided stunning insights into how domestication works and how fast it can happen. It also helps us understand the origins of our deepest non-human bonds—our friendships with our dogs—and where and how they came into being. Carl Safina, Autor von Beyond Words: What Animals Think and Feel Dugatkin and Trut have collaborated to produce a well-written and engaging account of one the most influential biological studies ever: the fox farm experiment. Over sixty years ago, a Russian geneticist dared to start an experiment to see if foxes could be domesticated and what variables contributed to the changes domestication brought. The courage involved in starting such an experiment in the USSR of the 1950s was remarkable; the dedication and curiosity that have kept it going ever since have led to stunning new insights on the mechanisms of domestication. Every biologist should read this book! Pat Shipman, Autor von The Invaders: How Humans and Their Dogs Drove Neanderthals to Extinction