Divided into sections by species, topics are organized alphabetically, with a standardized layout that makes it easy to find information. The Second Edition includes access to customizable Client Education Handouts, which can be downloaded and used in the veterinary clinic, on a companion website at www.wiley.com/go/oglesbee. This book is an essential purchase for general practitioners treating exotic companion animals, exotic animal veterinarians, and veterinary students.
This text is essential for any veterinary professional who would like to improve their knowledge of exotic animal behavior. It also serves as a valuable reference for animal behaviorists, exotic animal veterinarians, veterinary students, and anyone caring for these animals in captivity.
The first and only book on exotic pet behavior written by behaviorists
Covers a wide range of exotic pet species
Discusses methods for treating and managing common behavioral problems
Offers practical advice on topics such as housing and handling of animals
Includes separate chapters on learning, welfare, and behavioral pharmacology
Key features include:Covers the dental anatomy and physiology of all small mammal species commonly kept as pets. Intraoral radiography and innovative positioning for imaging the guinea pig and chinchilla dentitions are described, enabling the practitioner to visualize each tooth in detail. Once a diagnosis has been reached, selection of different treatments and the advantages and disadvantages of each surgical technique are discussed. Offers helpful directives for approaching and treating dental disease without the need for referral to a specialist or the use of expensive equipment.
"In summary, if you still don’t have a previous edition of Piermattei’s atlas of surgical approaches to the bones and joints of the dog and cat on your bookshelves, this is a must have. If you already have a previous edition, the difference between the 4th and 5th are not big, but there are a few additions that will still make it a worthwhile buy." Reviewed by: Benito De La Puerta, Ldo, Cert SAS Dip ECVS, UK Date: July 2014Step-by-step procedures walk you through proper positioning, anatomic landmarks, potential dangers, and increasing exposure.Primary indications listed for each surgical approach help you quickly determine which approach is most appropriate for a particular surgery.Consistent format features text on the left side and illustration plates on the right, for quick access to key information.High-quality drawings created by an expert medical artist provide exceptional clarity, realism, and detail.Cross-references throughout the text make it easy to compare surgical approaches for the same body area.Full pages dedicated to each plate allow you to more easily view anatomical parts and approaches.NEW! Six all-new approaches to surgical procedures have been added to the text. They include: Approach to the Lumbosacral Intervertebral Disk and Foramen Through a Lateral Transilial OsteotomyApproach to the Medial Region of the Shoulder JointMinimally Invasive Approach to the Shaft of the HumerusApproach to the Lateral Aspect of the HemipelvisMinimally Invasive Approach to the Shaft of the FemurMinimally Invasive Approach to the Shaft of the TibiaNEW! Expanded coverage of modifications required when performing orthopedic surgery on the cat include: Approach to the Lateral Aspect of the Humeral Condyle and Epicondyle in the CatApproach to the Craniodorsal Aspect of the Hip Joint Through a Craniolateral Incision in the CatApproach to the Shaft of the Femur in the CatNEW! Updated images provide a better picture of various surgical approaches.