Surgery of Exotic Animals


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<p><b>The first book to provide veterinarians with in-depth guidance on exotic animal surgical principles and techniques</b></p> <p>As the popularity of exotic animals continues to grow, it is becoming increasingly important for veterinarians to be knowledgeable and skilled in common surgical procedures for a wide range of exotic species. Written for practitioners and board-certified surgeons with a working knowledge of domestic animal surgery, <i>Surgery of Exotic Animals</i> is the first clinical manual to provide comprehensive guidance on surgical principles and common procedures in exotic pets, zoo animals, and wildlife.</p> <p>Edited by internationally recognized leaders in exotic animal surgery and zoological medicine, this much-needed volume covers invertebrates, fish, amphibians, reptiles, birds, and both terrestrial and marine mammals. Contributions from a team of surgery and zoo specialists offer detailed descriptions of common surgeries and provide a wealth of color images demonstrating how each procedure is performed&mdash;including regional anatomy and surgical approaches. An invaluable one-stop source of authoritative surgical information on exotic species, this book:</p> <ul> <li>Provides illustrated guidance on surgical principles and common surgeries performed in exotic species</li> <li>Describes general principles, instrumentation, equipment, suture materials, and magnification surgery</li> <li>Covers a wide range of procedures such as small and large mammal dental surgery, avian soft tissue surgery, reptile orthopedic surgery, and primate surgery</li> <li>Includes chapters on surgical oncology, megavertebrate laparoscopy, and minimally invasive surgery techniques</li> </ul> <p><i>Surgery of Exotic Animals </i>is an indispensable clinical guide and reference for all private veterinary practitioners; exotic, zoo, and wildlife veterinarians; laboratory animal veterinarians; veterinary students; and veterinary technicians.</p>