Exotic Animal Medicine for the Veterinary Technician 2nd Edition Free PDF Download. The second edition was written to provide the veterinary technician with important information about a variety of species commonly seen in exotic practice, reﬂecting changes in this branch of medicine that have occurred since the ﬁrst edition.
Exotic Animal Medicine for the Veterinary Technician 2nd Edition
This text is beneﬁcial to the technician who would like to work with these animals but may have graduated years ago, before this area of medicine was popular. This text is also helpful to the technician who works for a veterinarian who would like to add exotic species to his/her practice. While it was not written for veterinarians, they may ﬁnd it beneﬁcial as well.
With the help of this book, the technician will know what questions to ask to obtain an adequate history, be able to educate the client about husbandry and nutrition, be able to safely handle and restrain common species, and be able to perform necessary procedures when needed. Because the ﬁeld of exotic animal medicine is a dynamic one, new knowledge is constantly emerging about many of the species kept as pets, and new information can, in some cases, contradict what was thought to be true before. For many species, exotic animal medicine can be said to be in its infancy.
We realize that for some of the species featured in this book, the information presented may need to be modiﬁed in the future. Further, because what we know about exotic animal medicine is forever changing and much has not been scientiﬁcally proven, it is common to ﬁnd contradicting information from one reputable source to the next. This can create frustration but also provide the challenge of working in a cutting edge area of medicine. This is the major reason why it is paramount to attend continuing education in this area of medicine. Veterinary technicians working in exotic medicine must engage in lifelong learning to be up to date on the latest information.