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Fowler's Zoo and Wild Animal Medicine, Vol 8
Diagnosis and treatment in zoo and wildlife species
  1. Charlotte Day

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R. Eric Miller and Murray E. Fowler
792 pages, hardback, £90.95.
Saunders Elsevier. 2014.
ISBN 978 1 45577 397 8

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VETERINARY care of non-traditional species is a rapidly progressing field and this title is the much-awaited updated version of this zoo and wildlife practitioner's ‘bible’. It will also be of increasing relevance to many general practitioners, as British ownership of companion exotic and larger non-domestic animals continues to grow in popularity.

This indispensable series has alternated between the classic format of encyclopaedia-style overviews across the taxa, and current therapy volumes discussing relevant developments in the field. This volume falls into the former category and brings together a host of international experts to provide chapters on each major terrestrial vertebrate group. Biology, unique anatomy, special physiology, reproduction, restraint and handling, housing requirements, nutrition and feeding, surgery and anaesthesia, diagnostics, therapeutics and common diseases are all covered. There is also …

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