Invasive Species Compendium

Detailed coverage of invasive species threatening livelihoods and the environment worldwide

Abstract

Special Issue: Gastroenterology.

Abstract

This issue is comprised of papers focusing on gastrointestinal anatomy, physiology and disorders of fish, exotic companion mammals, raptors and reptiles. Diagnosis and management of digestive disorders, including those caused by infectious agents and parasites, are also presented. Topics discussed include veterinary guide to fish gastrointestinal tract, pathology of the exotic companion mammal gastrointestinal system, gastrointestinal anatomy and physiology of exotic companion mammals (rabbits, guineapigs and chinchillas), diagnosis and clinical management of gastrointestinal conditions in exotic companion mammals, liver lobe torsion in pet rabbits (clinical consequences, diagnosis and treatment), diagnosis and management of Macrorhabdus ornithogaster in avian patients, raptor gastroenterology, diet and its role in the behavioural health and training of exotic species, providing nutritional support to reptile patients and considerations and conditions involving protozoal inhabitation of the reptilian gastrointestinal tract.