CRC Handbook of Marine Mammal Medicine: Health, Disease, and Rehabilitation, Second Edition, Edition 2

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CRC Handbook of Marine Mammal Medicine, Second Edition is the only handbook specifically devoted to marine mammal medicine and health. With 66 contributors working together to craft 45 scientifically-based chapters, the text has been completely revised and updated to contain all the latest developments in this field. Building upon the solid foundation of the previous edition, the contents of this book are light-years ahead of the topics presented in the first edition.

See what's new in the Second Edition:
  • Marine mammals as sentinels of ocean health
  • Emerging and resurging diseases
  • Thorough revision of the Immunology chapter
  • Diagnostic imaging chapters to illustrate new techniques
  • Quick reference for venipuncture sites in many marine mammals
  • Unusual mortality events and mass strandings
  • New topics such as a chapter on careers
  • Wider scope of coverage including species outside of the United States and Canada

    Filled with captivating illustrations and photographs, the Handbook guides you through the natural history of cetaceans, pinnipeds, manatees, sea otters, and polar bears. Prepared in a convenient, easy-to-use format, it is designed specifically for use in the field. Covering more than 40 topics, this one-of-a-kind reference is packed with data. The comprehensive compilation of information includes medicine, surgery, pathology, physiology, husbandry, feeding and housing, with special attention to strandings and rehabilitation. The CRC Handbook of Marine Mammal Medicine, Second Edition is still a must for anyone interested in marine mammals.
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    Publisher
    CRC Press
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    Published on
    Jun 27, 2001
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    Pages
    1120
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    ISBN
    9781420041637
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    Language
    English
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    Genres
    Medical / Veterinary Medicine / General
    Science / Life Sciences / Botany
    Science / Life Sciences / Marine Biology
    Science / Life Sciences / Zoology / General
    Technology & Engineering / Fisheries & Aquaculture
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    This content is DRM protected.
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    For three decades, this book has been acknowledged as the most respected scientific reference specifically devoted to marine mammal medicine and health. Written by approximately 100 contributors who are recognized globally as leaders in their respective fields, the CRC Handbook of Marine Mammal Medicine, Third Edition continues to serve as the essential guide for all practitioners involved with marine mammals including veterinarians, technicians, biological researchers, students, managers, keepers, curators, and trainers. The 45 chapters provide essential information for the practitioner on pathology, infectious diseases, medical treatment, anesthesia, surgery, husbandry, health assessment, species-specific medicine, medically pertinent anatomy and physiology, and global health concerns such as strandings, oil spills, and entanglements of marine mammals.

    The book guides the reader through the veterinary care of cetaceans, pinnipeds, manatees, sea otters, and polar bears. In addition to summaries of current knowledge, chapters provide information on those digital resources and websites which present the latest information as it emerges in the field. The CRC Handbook of Marine Mammal Medicine, Third Edition gives a call to action for scientists to experiment with new endeavors to engage and inspire current and future generations to care for marine mammals and the marine environment, and work together to find solutions. As the most trusted reference for marine mammal conservation medicine and for marine mammal medical facilities around the world, this book needs to be in your library.

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