This book offers an all-encompassing resource for reliable information on the medical management of wild birds, mammals, amphibians, and turtles. Focusing on the medical information relevant to the wildlife setting, it covers triage, emergency care, and other key considerations in handling, diagnosing, and treating wild animals. The book’s population-based approach encourages practitioners to understand individual animal care within the broader context.
Medical Management of Wildlife Species: A Guide for Practitioners begins with a brief summary of natural history, and introductory chapters address general topics such as pre-release conditioning, post-release monitoring, and legal issues associated with handling wildlife species. Species-specific chapters provide practical information on medical management, including the most prevalent concerns for each species and the epidemiology of infectious diseases.
- Provides a complete reference to handling, diagnosing, and treating wild species
- Covers the full range of North American wildlife
- Includes concepts that can be applied to species globally
- Emphasizes information relevant to the wildlife setting
- Focuses on individual medicine, firmly grounded within population medicine for a broader approach
- Targeted at wildlife veterinarians, veterinary clinicians that will be presented with wildlife, veterinary technicians, and wildlife rehabilitators
Medical Management of Wildlife Species is a must-have addition to the bookshelf of wildlife veterinarians and any veterinarian seeing occasional wild animals, as well as wildlife biologists and researchers.
Edited by Sonia M. Hernandez DVM, DACZM, PhD, Heather W. Barron DVM, DABVP (Avian), Erica A. Miller DVM, CWR, Roberto F. Aguilar DVM, Dip. ECZM (Zoo Health Management), Michael J. Yabsley MS, PhD, FRES,