Microscope Use and Pathogen Identification in Birds and Reptiles
Author: Danny Brown
Publisher: Abk Publications
This 56 page, soft cover new title from ABK Publications? most prolific author, Dr Danny Brown, is truly a ?little gem? of a book.This easy-to-read reference has been produced to provide basic training in microscope use and pathogen identification for those aviculturists and herpetologists with the desire to take control of the potential health problems in their collections. It will also improve their management procedures and support in responsible medication practices by using a more scientific and educated approach.This title will also become a necessary and useful reference for all veterinarians and veterinary students and is the ideal companion to Dr Mike Cannon?s A Guide to Basic Health and Disease in Birds (Revised).
Detailed information on all aspects of captive husbandry relating to the most commonly kept species of Australian gecko and pygopod species including individual chapters on Bynoe’s and Desert Cave, Dtellas and House Geckos, Giant Cave and Giant Tree Geckos, Knob-tailed, Leaf-tailed, Spiny-tailed, Ring-tailed, Small Terrestrial, Thick-tailed and Velvet Geckos and the pygopods including Delma’s, Scaly-footed and Burton’s Legless Lizards. General Husbandry chapters cover stock selection, handling and hygiene, transportation, security and safety, quarantine, indoor and outdoor enclosure options, enclosure size, compatibility, ventilation, substrate choices, hide sites, enclosure enrichment, heating, lighting, thermostats, invertebrate and vertebrate food items, artificial diets, culturing insect foods, dietary supplements and dealing with feeding problems. Breeding chapters include visual sexing techniques, other sexing techniques including some revolutionary new methods, courtship and mating, cooling and separation, reproductive strategies, caring for gravid females, nest facilities, egg management, artificial incubation facilities and regimes, temperature dependent sex determination, and hatchling care. Complete with a comprehensive health and disease chapter.
Detailed information on all aspects of captive husbandry relating to the most commonly kept species of Australian monitor species including individual chapters on Large Terrestrial and Arboreal Monitors, Rock, Small Terrestrial, Small and Medium Arboreal and Water Monitors. General Husbandry chapters cover stock selection, handling and hygiene, transportation, security and safety, quarantine, indoor and outdoor enclosure options, enclosure size, compatibility, ventilation, substrate choices, hide sites, enclosure enrichment, heating, lighting, thermostats, invertebrate and vertebrate food items, artificial diets, culturing insect foods, dietary supplements and dealing with feeding problems. Breeding chapters include visual sexing techniques, other sexing techniques including some revolutionary new methods, courtship and mating, cooling and separation, reproductive strategies, caring for gravid females, nest facilities, egg management, artificial incubation facilities and regimes, temperature dependent sex determination, and hatchling care. Complete with a comprehensive health and disease chapter.
The only up-to-date, fully illustrated monograph on all Australian species of grass finches. This book will appeal to the interested ornithologists, the wildlife art book collector and the avicultural market. In this volume Joseph Forshaw, Mark Shephard and Anthony Pridham have summarised our present knowledge of each species, and have given readers a visual appreciation of the birds in their natural habitats and in aviculture. The resulting combination of superb artwork and scientifically accurate text ensures that this volume will become the standard reference work on Australian grass finches. Also included are text illustrations by Frank Knight.
Since its first publication in 1996, A Guide to Basic Health & Disease in Birds has proven to be one of the most sought after and respected titles worldwide in this generic range of avian publications. It is a credit to the author, Dr Michael Cannon. His devotion and concern for all aspects of avian health and husbandry have again been reflected in this revised edition.
Medical and Veterinary Entomology, Second Edition, has been fully updated and revised to provide the latest information on developments in entomology relating to public health and veterinary importance. Each chapter is structured with the student in mind, organized by the major headings of Taxonomy, Morphology, Life History, Behavior and Ecology, Public Health and Veterinary Importance, and Prevention and Control. This second edition includes separate chapters devoted to each of the taxonomic groups of insects and arachnids of medical or veterinary concern, including spiders, scorpions, mites, and ticks. Internationally recognized editors Mullen and Durden include extensive coverage of both medical and veterinary entomological importance. This book is designed for teaching and research faculty in medical and veterinary schools that provide a course in vector borne diseases and medical entomology; parasitologists, entomologists, and government scientists responsible for oversight and monitoring of insect vector borne diseases; and medical and veterinary school libraries and libraries at institutions with strong programs in entomology. Follows in the tradition of Herm's Medical and Veterinary Entomology The latest information on developments in entomology relating to public health and veterinary importance Two separate indexes for enhanced searchability: Taxonomic and Subject New to this edition: Three new chapters Morphological Adaptations of Parasitic Arthropods Forensic Entomology Molecular Tools in Medical and Veterinary Entomology 1700 word glossary Appendix of Arthropod-Related Viruses of Medical-Veterinary Importance Numerous new full-color images, illustrations and maps throughout
With more than 5,000 practice questions in the book and online, Review Questions and Answers for Veterinary Technicians, 4th Edition - Revised Reprint prepares you for success on the Veterinary Technician National Exam (VTNE). Subject areas covered include: pharmacology, surgical preparation and assisting, dentistry, laboratory procedures, animal nursing, diagnostic imaging, and anesthesiology. A new Evolve website lets you answer questions in practice mode, or as a VTNE-style, 150-question practice exam with instant feedback. Written by veterinary technology educator Thomas Colville, this engaging review gives you the practice and the confidence you need to master the VTNE. More than 5,000 review questions in the book prepare you to pass the VTNE by testing factual knowledge, reasoning skills, and clinical judgment in the seven primary subject areas of veterinary technology. Multiple-choice question format mirrors the format used in the VTNE. Answers include rationales for correct and incorrect answers, and are provided at the back of the book. NEW! An Evolve companion website contains 5,000 questions and a practice exam that simulates the computer-based VTNE testing environment, and provides instant feedback and a test score.
This outstanding clinical reference provides valuable insights into solving clinical dilemmas, formulating diagnoses, developing therapeutic plans, and verifying drug dosages for both reptiles and amphibians. The information is outlined in an easy-to-use format for quick access that is essential for emergency and clinical situations. Discusses veterinary medicine and surgery for both reptiles and amphibians Features complete biology of snakes, lizards, turtles, and crocodilians Provides step-by-step guidelines for performing special techniques and procedures such as anesthesia, clinical pathology, diagnostic imaging, euthanasia and necropsy, fracture management, soft tissue surgery, and therapeutics Covers specific diseases and conditions such as anorexia, aural abscesses, and digit abnormalities in a separate alphabetically organized section 53 expert authors contribute crucial information to the study of reptiles and offer their unique perspectives on particular areas of study The expansive appendix includes a reptile and amphibian formulary A new full-color format features a wealth of vivid images and features that highlight important concepts and bring key procedures to life 29 new chapters covering diverse topics such as stress in captive reptiles, emergency and critical care, ultrasound, endoscopy, and working with venomous species Many new expert contributors that share valuable knowledge and insights from their experiences in practicing reptile medicine and surgery Unique coverage of cutting-edge imaging techniques, including CT and MRI
With over 5,000 recently upgraded, reviewed, revised, rewritten, and reorganized questions- more than any other exam review- Review Questions and Answers for Veterinary Techniques 4th Edition is your key to success on the Veterinary Technician National Exam (VTNE). This new and updated edition matches the presentation of the exam and reflects the seven domains of the VTNE to ensure the most accurate and effective exam prep available. This title includes additional digital media when purchased in print format. For this digital book edition, media content is not included. Rationales for answers reinforce knowledge and provide reasoning behind answers. Acclaimed question writers offer comprehensive coverage of topics. New organization reflects the seven domains of the revised VTNE. Exam format consists of a multiple-choice style that mimics the national exam so you know what to expect on test day. More than 5,000 rigorously reviewed questions test factual knowledge, reasoning skills, and clinical judgment.