Exotic Animal Medicine for the Veterinary Technician
by Ballard and Cheek
- Author: Bonnie M. Ballard, Ryan Check
- ISBN-13: 9780813819280
- Edition: 2003
- Publisher: --
- Language: English
Introduces exotic animal medicine for the veterinary technician. Provides descriptions of common procedures on exotics including venipuncture, bandaging and wound care, administration of drugs, tube feeding, catheter placement, and urine collection. Also covers basic anatomy and physiology. Softcover. DNLM: Animal Diseases.
This handbook is a straightforward introduction to exotic animal medicine for the veterinary technician. Exotic Animal Medicine for the Veterinary Technician introduces technicians to the exotic animals they’re most likely to see in practice, and provides clear-cut descriptions of common procedures on exotics.
Together with 12 contributing authors, Ballard and Cheek describe in detail common technical procedures performed on exotics including: venipuncture, bandaging and wound care, administration of drugs, tube feeding, catheter placement, and urine collection. The book’s coverage also extends to basic anatomy, physiology, reproduction, husbandry, zoonotic diseases, restraint, radiology, surgery and anesthesia, parasitology, hematology, emergency and critical care, and nutrition.
Although intended primarily as a textbook for students in veterinary technician programs, the complete coverage of exotic animal clinical procedures makes this an invaluable reference for veterinary technicians and practicing veterinarians alike.