Hand-Rearing Wild and Domestic Mammals

Hand-Rearing Wild and Domestic Mammals

Author(s): Laurie J. Gage

Published Online: 16 APR 2008

Print ISBN: 9780813826837

Online ISBN: 9780470385005

DOI: 10.1002/9780470385005

About this Book

Veterinarians, technicians and wildlife caregivers are often called upon to have expertise in raising infant mammals. This book provides clear guidance to raising and caring for a wide variety of domestic, farm, wildlife, and zoo mammals from birth to weaning. Over thirty veterinary technicians, wildlife specialists, and veterinarians from around the world have contributed their expertise to this useful book that covers over 50 mammalian species.

Some of the topics covered in each chapter of this book include:
* Assessment of the neonate
* Specialised equipment
* Expected weight gains
* Formula selection and preparation
* Weaning techniques
* Housing
* Common medical problems

Detailed chapters are devoted to the following animals:
* Domestic animals: puppies, kittens, ferrets, sugar gliders and rabbits
* Farm animals: foals, kids, llamas and piglets
* Wildlife: squirrels, opossums, raccoons, rabbits, deer, foxes, bears, bats, and hedgehogs
* Zoo animals: ungulates, non-domestic equids, exotic felids, polar bears, elephants, rhinoceroses, macropods, pinnipeds, large and small primates, lemurs and sloths

Dr Laurie Gage is well known for her work and expertise in the rearing of seals, sea lions and walruses and has experience in rearing many other mammalian species.

Table of contents

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  1. Part I: Domestic Mammals

    1. Chapter 5

      Pigs (pages 30–33)

      Janet Fine and Rebecca Duerr

  2. Part II: Wildlife, Zoo, and Marine Mammals

    1. Chapter 16

      Tamarins (pages 114–117)

      Laurie Hrdlicka and Cynthia Stringfield

    2. Chapter 17

      Macaque Species (pages 118–124)

      Laura Summers, Laurie Brignolo and Kari Christe

    3. Chapter 22

      Fox Kits (pages 158–169)

      Jennifer Convy, Darlene DeGhetto and Sophia Papageorgiou

    4. Chapter 23

      Black Bear Cubs (pages 170–180)

      Sophia Papageorgiou, Darlene DeGhetto and Jennifer Convy

    5. Chapter 25

      Raccoons (pages 191–202)

      Darlene DeGhetto, Sophia Papageorgiou and Jennifer Convy

    6. Chapter 28

      Elephants (pages 221–228)

      Karen A. Emanuelson and Colleen E. Kinzley

    7. Chapter 31

      Black-Tailed and White-Tailed Deer (pages 244–255)

      Sophia Papageorgiou, Darlene DeGhetto and Jennifer Convy

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