Exotic Animal Laboratory Diagnosis is a practical, user-friendly guide to diagnostic testing in a wide range of exotic species.
Offers complete information on obtaining samples, performing tests, and interpreting laboratory results in exotic animals Presents information on each species using a similar format for easy access Emphasizes details on clinical biochemistries, urinalysis, and common laboratory diagnostic tests not found in other resources Draws together information on selecting, performing, and using diagnostic tests into a single easy-to-use resource Covers a wide range of species, including small mammals, primates, reptiles, aquatic animals, and wild, laboratory, and pet birds
J. Jill Heatley
, Karen E. Russell
John Wiley & Sons Inc
Country of Publication:
09 March 2020
Professional and scholarly
Contributors vii Preface xi Acknowledgment xiii 1 Introduction 1 Karen E. Russell and J. Jill Heatley 2 Ferrets 17 Cheryl B. Greenacre 3 Procyonids 45 Cameron Ratliff and J. Jill Heatley 4 Skunks 53 Dennilyn Parker, Frank J. Krupka and J. Jill Heatley 5 Rabbits 63 Barbara L. Oglesbee 6 Rats and Mice 81 James Kusmeirczyk, Melissa Kling, Ann B. Kier, Sherrelle M. Milligan and J. Jill Heatley 7 Hamsters and Gerbils 113 Gabriel P. McKeon, Claude M. Nagamine and Stephen A. Felt 8 Hystricomorph Rodents: Guinea Pigs, Chinchillas, Degus, and Viscachas 129 Christy L. Rettenmund and J. Jill Heatley 9 Capybaras (Hydrochoerus hydrochaeris) 145 Jessica Hokamp, Rosely Gioia?Di Chiacchio and Eliana Reiko Matushima 10 Squirrels 155 J. Jill Heatley 11 Marsupials 175 Rosemary J. Booth 12 Hedgehogs 199 Jordan Gentry, R. Scott Larsen and J. Jill Heatley 13 Callitrichids 211 Melissa Smith and J. Jill Heatley 14 Lemurs 229 Sabrina D. Clark 15 Other Small New World Monkeys 241 Megan A. Albertelli 16 Tortoises and Freshwater Turtles 255 Charles Innis and Zdenek Knotek 17 Snakes 291 Jen Brown, Tim Tristan and J. Jill Heatley 18 Lizards 319 Stephen J. Divers and Melinda S. Camus 19 Amphibians 347 Maria J. Forzan and Barbara S. Horney 20 Fish 369 Stephen A. Smith 21 Aquatic Invertebrates 383 Nadia Stegeman, Matthew Allender, Jill Arnold and Christopher J. Bonar 22 Terrestrial Invertebrates 409 Trevor T. Zachariah 23 Laboratory Diagnostics for Birds 429 Shane Raidal 24 Raptors 437 Michael P. Jones and John Chitty 25 Psittaciformes 483 Thomas N. Tully, Jr. 26 Galliformes 503 Jennifer R. Cook and J. Jill Heatley 27 Pigeons and Doves 543 Lauren Virginia Powers and Devorah Marks Stowe 28 Passerine Birds 565 Kemba Marshall and J. Jill Heatley 29 Seabirds and Waterfowl 585 Christine Fiorello Index 609
The Editors J. Jill Heatley, DVM, MS, DABVP (Avian, Reptilian, Amphibian), DACZM, is an Associate Professor of Zoological Medicine at the College of Veterinary Medicine & Biomedical Sciences, Texas A&M University in College Station, Texas, USA. Karen E. Russell, DVM, PhD, DACVP, is an Associate Professor of Clinical Pathology at the College of Veterinary Medicine & Biomedical Sciences, Texas A&M University in College Station, Texas, USA.
Reviews for Exotic Animal Laboratory Diagnosis
Exotic Animal Laboratory Diagnosis is an excellent textbook for veterinary practitioners who treat exotic animals or wildlife. It is also a beneficial resource for professionals who specialize in veterinary diagnostic testing, including clinical pathologists.... This book is moderately priced, but I consider it a worthwhile investment and excellent addition to the library of any practitioner interested in exotic animal or wildlife medicine. It is a practical, user-friendly, comprehensive, and relevant reference. - JAVMA | SEP 15, 2020 | VOL 257 | NO. 6