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Medicine of Australian Mammals : An Australian Perspective - Larry Vogelnest

Medicine of Australian Mammals

An Australian Perspective

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Published: 1st August 2008
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In Medicine of Australian Mammals, more than 30 experts present the most current information available on the medical management of all taxa of Australian native mammals.

This comprehensive text is divided into two parts. The first includes chapters on general topics relevant to the medical management of captive and free-ranging Australian native mammals such as: veterinary considerations for the rescue, treatment, rehabilitation and release of wildlife; veterinary aspects of hand-rearing orphaned marsupials; marine mammal strandings and the role of the veterinarian; and wildlife health investigation and necropsy of Australian mammals. The second part covers the medicine of specific taxa of Australian native mammals. Detailed information on taxonomy, distribution, biology, anatomy, physiology, reproduction, husbandry, nutrition, physical and chemical restraint, clinical pathology, hand-rearing, diseases, zoonoses, therapeutics, reproductive management and surgery is included.

This practical, one-source reference is complemented by detailed photographs and illustrations, as well as tables listing reproductive and physiological data, diets, haematology and biochemistry values, and drug formularies. Appendices include a checklist of the mammals of Australia and its territories and a guide to the identification of common parasites of Australian mammals.

Medicine of Australian Mammals is clinically oriented and is a must-have for veterinary clinicians, no matter how experienced. The book will also be of use to veterinary students, researchers, biologists, zoologists, wildlife carers and other wildlife professionals.

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"The editors are to be congratulated. The information is well presented, with useful and relevant photographs and excellent illustrations. The content is of a very high standard and no other single reference provides as complete or current information of the medicine of Australian mammals. This alone makes it an important text. When the excellent editing is also considered, the result is a textbook essential."--Dr. Brendan Carmel, Australian Veterinary Journal "The chapter authors of this book read like a who s who of Australian wildlife veterinarians, with the addition of a number of wildlife disease research workers. While this book appears to be primarily aimed at veterinarians, workers in other wildlife-related fields, especially those with an interest in population health or involved in species recovery and translocation, are likely to find much useful information."--Jasmine Hufschmid, Australian Mammalogy" ""Medicine of Australian Mammals" represents an important step in bringing together health-related information about Australian mammals and certainly will be a valued text on the shelves of any veterinarian dealing with these species in captive or free-ranging situation."--Professor Michael K. Stoskopf, North Carolina State University, USA, Integrative and Comparative Biology "The chapter authors of this book read like a 'who's who' of Australian wildlife veterinarians, with the addition of a number of wildlife disease research workers. While this book appears to be primarily aimed at veterinarians, workers in other wildlife-related fields, especially those with an interest in population health or involved in species recovery and translocation, are likely to find much useful information."--Jasmine Hufschmid, Australian Mammalogy "It is of no doubt that this is a valuable resource to veterinarians but it is also a valuable resource for any keeper involved in the husbandry of Australian native mammals as well as researchers in the field and wildlife carers for whom it is imperative that they have an understanding of wildlife diseases. Overall I think this is a great book and would be a worthy investment..."--Liz Romer, Thylacinus -The editors are to be congratulated. The information is well presented, with useful and relevant photographs and excellent illustrations. The content is of a very high standard and no other single reference provides as complete or current information of the medicine of Australian mammals. This alone makes it an important text. When the excellent editing is also considered, the result is a textbook essential.---Dr. Brendan Carmel, Australian Veterinary Journal -The chapter authors of this book read like a 'who's who' of Australian wildlife veterinarians, with the addition of a number of wildlife disease research workers. While this book appears to be primarily aimed at veterinarians, workers in other wildlife-related fields, especially those with an interest in population health or involved in species recovery and translocation, are likely to find much useful information.---Jasmine Hufschmid, Australian Mammalogy -It is of no doubt that this is a valuable resource to veterinarians but it is also a valuable resource for any keeper involved in the husbandry of Australian native mammals as well as researchers in the field and wildlife carers for whom it is imperative that they have an understanding of wildlife diseases. Overall I think this is a great book and would be a worthy investment...---Liz Romer, Thylacinus -Medicine of Australian Mammals represents an important step in bringing together health-related information about Australian mammals and certainly will be a valued text on the shelves of any veterinarian dealing with these species in captive or free-ranging situation.---Professor Michael K. Stoskopf, North Carolina State University, USA, Integrative and Comparative Biology "Medicine of Australian Mammals represents an important step in bringing together health-related information about Australian mammals and certainly will be a valued text on the shelves of any veterinarian dealing with these species in captive or free-ranging situation."--Professor Michael K. Stoskopf, North Carolina State University, USA, Integrative and Comparative Biology

Preface
Acknowledgements
Contributors
Veterinary Considerations for the Rescue, Treatment, Rehabilitation and Release of Wildlife
Veterinary Aspects of Hand-Rearing Orphaned Marsupials
Marine Mammal Strandings and the role of the Veterinarian
Wildlife Health Investigation and a Guide to Necroscopy
Echidnas
Platypuses
Macropods
Koalas
Wombats
Dasyurids
Numbats
Gliders and Possums
Bandicoots and Bilbies
Bats
Rodents
Dingoes
Pinnipeds
Cetaceans
Dugongs
Checklist of the Mammals of Australia and its Territories
Guide to the Identification of Common Parasites of Australian Mammals
Product Sources
Abbreviations
Index
Table of Contents provided by Publisher. All Rights Reserved.

ISBN: 9780643091504
ISBN-10: 0643091505
Audience: Professional
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 640
Published: 1st August 2008
Publisher: CSIRO Publishing
Country of Publication: AU
Dimensions (cm): 26.0 x 20.0  x 5.1
Weight (kg): 2.5