Invasive Species Compendium

Detailed coverage of invasive species threatening livelihoods and the environment worldwide

Abstract

Procyonids. More patients for the veterinary surgeon.

Abstract

The procyonids (Procyonidae) especially raccoons belonging to carnivores order are kept as pets almost like ferrets. Thus, they become patients of the veterinary surgeon. From this reason it is worth to get knowledge on the animal species from this order, their basic keeping conditions, physiology, prophylactic vaccinations and the used drugs. Next to raccoon, brown-nosed coati and kinkajou also appear in our homes and the owners of these animals learn just from a vet about their pet needs.