Section I: Diseases and Disorders INVERTEBRATES Abscesses/Granulomas Alopecia Bacterial Diseases Dehydration Dysecdysis Fungal Infections, Superficial and Systemic Infectious Diseases of Acroporid Corals Intoxication Mites (Acarii) Panagrolaimidae Oral Nematodes in Tarantulas Trauma Viral Diseases FISH Bacterial Diseases Dropsy Ectoparasites, Crustacean Flukes (Monogenean Parasites) Fungal Diseases Gastrointestinal Nematode and Cestode Parasites Gastrointestinal Protozoal Parasites Head and Lateral Line Erosion (HLLE) Koi Herpes Virus Infection (KHV) Lymphocystis Protozoal Ectoparasites (Ciliated and Flagellated) Spring Viremia of Carp (SVC) Swim Bladder Disease Trauma and Wound Management Ulcer Disease in Koi Viral Diseases Viral Epidermal Hyperplasia (Carp Pox) Water Quality and Pet Fish Health AMPHIBIANS Ammonia Toxicosis Amoebiasis Chromomycosis Cloacal Prolapse Coccidiosis Corneal Lipidosis or Xanthomatosis Flagellate Enterocolitits Gastrointestinal Foreign Body or Overload Hypovitaminosis A Mycobacteriosis Nematodiasis Nutritional Secondary Hyperparathyroidism Saprolegniasis Septicemia Trauma and Wound Management Vomiting Weight Loss REPTILES Abscesses Adenovirus Infection Aggression Bacterial Dermatitis Calicivirus Infection CANV/Fungal Disease Cardiac Disease Chlamydophilosis Cloacal Prolapse Coccidiosis Cryptosporidiosis Dermatomycosis Dermatophilosis (Rain Rot) Diarrhea Dysecdysis Ectoparasites Entamoebiasis Gout Hepatic Lipidosis Herpesvirus Infections Hyperglycemia Hypervitaminosis A Hypovitaminosis A Inclusion Body Disease of Snakes Iridovirus Infection Liver Disease Mycobacteriosis Mycoplasma Nematodiasis Nutritional Secondary Hyperparathyroidism (NSHP) Orthopedics and Fracture Repair Paramyxovirus Infection Paraphimosis Pentastomes Periodontal Disease Proliferative Spinal Osteoarthropathy Regurgitation/Vomiting Renal Disease Reovirus Infections Respiratory (Lower) Tract Disease/Pneumonia Salmonella Stomatits, Bacterial BIRDS Abscesses Anemia Anorexia Ascites Aspergillosis Cardiac Disease Central Nervous System Signs and Neurologic Conditions Chlamydophila psittaci Chronic Egg Laying Cloacal Prolapse Conjunctivitis Constipation (Ileus) Crop Stasis Dehydration Diarrhea Dystocia Ectoparasitism Edema, Soft Tissue Emaciation Enteritis Feather Picking Follicular Stasis Foreign Bodies Fractures Gout Heavy Metal Toxicity Hepatic Lipidosis Hypocalcemia Hypovitaminosis Liver Disease Megabacteriosis Mycoses Neurologic Disease Ocular Lesions Organophosphate Toxicity Overgrown Beak and Claws Papillomas Pneumonia Pododermatitis Polytetrafluoroethylene (Teflon) Toxicity Proventricular Dilatation Disease Regurgitation/Vomiting Renal Disease Sinusitis, Chronic Trauma Tumors Uropygeal Gland Disease Conditions Viral Diseases SMALL MAMMALS Rats Chromodacryorrhea Mammary and Pituitary Tumors Renal Disease Respiratory Tract Disease, Acute Respiratory Tract Disease, Chronic Skin Diseases Guinea Pigs Anorexia Cheilitis Dental Disease Gastric Dilatation and Volvulus Hyperthyroidism Hypovitaminosis C Intestinal Disorders Neurological Disorders Ocular Disorders Ovarian Cysts Pododermatitis Pregnancy and Parturient Disorders Perineal Sac Impaction or Rectal Impaction Respiratory Tract Disease Skin Diseases Strep Zooepidemicus Urolithiasis Uterine and Vaginal Disorders Hamsters Andominal Distension Cardiac Disease Cheek Pouch Disorders Dental Disease Intestinal Disorders Ocular Disorders Renal Disease Skin Diseases Gerbils Ovarian Disease Chinchillas Cardiac Disease Dental Disease Fur Disorders Gastrointestinal Disorders Ocular Disorders Penile Disorders Prairie Dogs Odontoma Degus Behavioral Disorders Dental Disease Diabetes Mellitus Hedgehogs Cardiomyopathy Neoplasia Skin Diseases Wobbly Hedgehog Syndrome Sugar Gliders Behavioral Disorders Nutritional Disorders RABBITS Abscesses Anorexia Arthritis Behavioral Disorders Buphthalmia and Glaucoma Cardiovascular Disease Cataracts Cherry Eye Coccidiosis Conjunctival Disorders Cutaneous Masses Dacryocystits and Epiphora Dental Disease Dermatopathies Dysautonomia (Grass Sickness) Ectoparasites Electrocution Encephalitis Encephalitizoonosis Endoparasites Floppy Rabbit Syndrome Gastric Disorders Hemorrhagic Disease Hepatic Disorders Intestinal Disorders Lower Respiratory Tract Disorders Lower Urinary Tract Disorders Lymphosarcoma Mammary Gland Disorders Myxomatosis Obesity Otitis Pasteurellosis Pododermatitis Pregnancy Toxaemia Pseudopregnancy Renal Disorders Splay-Leg Staphylococcosis Testicular Tumors Thymoma Treponematosis Upper Respiratory Tract Disorders Uterine Disorders Uveitis Vestibular Disease FERRETS Adrenal Disease Aleutian Disease Campylobacter spp. Infections Cataracts Chordoma Cryptococcosis Dental Disease Dirofilariasis Distemper Ear Mites Ectoparasites Endoparasites Eosinophilic Gastroenteritis Epizootic Catarrhal Enteritis Ferret Systemic Coronaviral Disease (FSCD) Gastrointestinal Foreign Bodies Heart Disease, AV block Heart Disease, Structural Helicobacter mustelae-Associated Gastritis and Ulcers Hepatobiliary Disease Hyperestrogenism Anemia Ibuprofen and Acetaminophin Toxicity Inflammatory Bowel Disease Influenza Insulinoma Lymphoma Mastitis Megaesophagus Myofascitis Neonatal Diseases Osteoma Ovarian Neoplasia Ovarian Remnant Syndrome Pregnancy Toxemia Proliferative Bowel Disease Prostatic Disease Renal Disorders Skin Tumors Splenomegaly Urolithiasis Vaccine Reactions Section II: Procedures and Techniques Section III: Differential Diagnosis Section IV: Laboratory Tests Section V: Clinical Algorithms Appendix: Client Handouts
Dr. Mayer is an Associate Professor of Zoological Medicine in the Department of Small Animal Medicine and Surgery at University of Georgia College of Veterinary Medicine. Dr. Mayer received his doctorate of veterinary medicine from the University of Budapest in Hungary and his Masters from the Royal Veterinary College in London. Dr. Mayer is particularly interested in reptiles, amphibians, and fish as well as small mammals such as rabbits and ferrets. He is also the Consulting Editor for Veterinary Clinics: Exotics. Dr. Donnelly received his BVSc from the University of Sydney. He is currently working at the French National Veterinary School in Paris as a research professor and co-service head of the exotic animal service. Dr. Donnelly has held appointments at the Animal Medical Center in New York and Tufts Cummings Veterinary School. He has been a VIN Mammals Small and Exotic consultant for 15 years.
"This book provides a useful resource with information that is easy to access rapidly and provides the clinician with a working therapeutic plan to recognise and investigate exotic animal cases...The book is laid out, with an index that makes it easy to manoeuvre through the appropriate sections...In summary, this book would make a good addition to the bookshelf of small animal practices that see exotics. Information can be easily accessed for consultations and phone calls. For practices seeing exotics on a regular basis, this book is a useful addition to other texts can provide some additional titbits on many topics." Veterinary Record, March 2013