Invasive Species Compendium

Detailed coverage of invasive species threatening livelihoods and the environment worldwide

Abstract

BSAVA manual of exotic pet and wildlife nursing.

Abstract

This book is comprised of 11 chapters covering comparative nursing and supportive care of commonly kept exotic pets and frequently encountered species of wildlife. It is an ideal resource for student and qualified veterinary nurses as well as other members of the veterinary health care team. The first chapter deals with initial consultation and triage, and chapters 2, 3 and 4 discusses the biology and husbandry of mammals, birds and reptiles. The next two chapters consider the nursing care of the inpatient, focusing on the individual requirements of each species and outlining specific nursing considerations. Chapters 7, 8 and 9 discuss anaesthesia and analgesia, diagnostic procedures and surgical management. The last 2 chapters outline points for consideration with respect to the running of exotic species nurse clinics and useful advice on client education. Emphasis is given on the need to focus on the particular requirements of the species under treatment as well as potential for risk from zoonotic disease.