Exotic Animal Medicine: A Quick Reference Guide (1st Edition)
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Exotic Animal Medicine: A Quick Reference Guide provides readily accessible, user-friendly information for veterinarians who do not have detailed knowledge of the majority of exotic pet species. The book gives the key points on differential diagnoses and diagnostics, along with background information on a wide variety of exotic pets. It is formatted so that, whether experienced with exotics or not, the clinician can at a glance view the likely conditions to be encountered within that species or animal group; develop a potential differential diagnosis list quickly; initiate an investigational plan; and view treatment regimes. Species covered include ferrets, rabbits, guinea pigs, chinchillas, pet rats, hamsters and other small rodents; parrots, budgerigars and related species, canaries, finches, toucans; lizards, snakes, tortoises and turtles, frogs, salamanders; pond fish, tropical freshwater fish and tropical marine fish.* Covers all the commonly encountered exotic pets in one volume
* Organization of chapters by species and clinical signs
* A standard approach to information presentation, enabling the clinician to access information even more efficiently
* Suitable for veterinarians all over the world with an introduction written by an American specialist in this field
* Readily accessible, user-friendly: written in note form
Ultrasonography. Treatment/specific therapy • Corneal ulceration • Topical and systemic antibiosis • Once infection cleared, treat as for other small animals, e.g. scarification to encourage healing, conjunctival grafts, etc. • Uveitis • Topical ophthalmic steroid or NSAID preparations • Topical ophthalmic antibiotic preparations plus systemic antibiosis if appropriate • Enucleation if severe • Cataracts • Treat for any uveitis as above. • Cataract removal either surgically or.
Reluctant to enter water. Investigations 1 Radiography. a Lateral and cranio–caudal views more use than dorso-ventral to detect areas of consolidation b Compression of the lung fields may indicate an extrapulmonary lesion, e.g. obesity, hepatomegaly c Lung lesions can be accessed for swabbing, biopsy, etc., by carapacial osteotomy once position is ascertained by radiography 2 Culture and sensitivity 3 Tracheal wash. Staining of collected material and/or submission for culture and.
Described, possibly due to difficulty in diagnosis. May be worth adapting reptile protocols. Systemic disorders Viral • Lymphocystis (iridovirus) (see Skin Disorders). Lymphocystis-induced masses can occur internally, acting as space occupying lesions • Rio Grande perch rhabdovirus; Texas cichlid (Herichthys cyanoguttatum), convict cichlid (Archocentrus nigrofasciatum) and Tilapia zilli • Ramirez dwarf cichlid virus (in Ramirez dwarf cichlid, Microgeophagus ramirezi) • Channel.
Away from dogs and noisy cats; keep in darkened position. 3 Supply oxygen, preferably via an ‘oxygen-tent’. 4 Mucolytics may be useful, e.g. bromhexine, N-acetyl-cysteine. 5 Pleural effusion – consider tube thoracostomy. Treatment/specific therapy • Canine distemper virus (see Systemic Disorders) • Influenza • Ferrets are very susceptible to the human influenza virus as well as the H5N1 strain (Govorkova et al 2005) showing pyrexia, anorexia, weight loss, lethargy diarrhoea and death.
Fixation and supportive dressings are likely to be chewed and damaged • Open fractures may require amputation • Myopathies in hamsters • Often strain specific • Affected hamsters have shortened life spans • Not all muscle groups are affected equally – the limb adductor muscles are the first and most severely affected • Progressive hind-limb paralysis in Syrian hamsters • Sex-linked, occurs in males; BIO 12.14 strain. A degenerative peripheral neuropathy. Neurological disorders.