Hand-Rearing Wild and Domestic Mammals by Laurie J. Gage PDF

By Laurie J. Gage

ISBN-10: 0470385006

ISBN-13: 9780470385005

ISBN-10: 0813826837

ISBN-13: 9780813826837

Veterinarians, technicians and flora and fauna caregivers are frequently referred to as upon to have services in elevating youngster mammals. This ebook presents transparent suggestions to elevating and taking good care of a wide selection of family, farm, flora and fauna, and zoo mammals from delivery to weaning. Over thirty veterinary technicians, flora and fauna experts, and veterinarians from around the globe have contributed their services to this beneficial publication that covers over 50 mammalian species.

Some of the themes coated in every one bankruptcy of this e-book include:
* overview of the neonate
* specialized equipment
* anticipated weight gains
* formulation choice and preparation
* Weaning techniques
* Housing
* universal clinical problems

Detailed chapters are dedicated to the next animals:
* household animals: pups, kittens, ferrets, sugar gliders and rabbits
* cattle: foals, young children, llamas and piglets
* natural world: squirrels, opossums, raccoons, rabbits, deer, foxes, bears, bats, and hedgehogs
* Zoo animals: ungulates, non-domestic equids, unique felids, polar bears, elephants, rhinoceroses, macropods, pinnipeds, huge and small primates, lemurs and sloths

Dr Laurie Gage is widely known for her paintings and services within the rearing of seals, sea lions and walruses and has event in rearing many different mammalian species.Content:
Chapter 1 Orphan Rabbits (pages 5–12): Karen Heller Taylor
Chapter 2 domestic dogs (pages 13–18): Vulerie T. Barrette
Chapter three family Kittens (pages 19–23): Laura Summers
Chapter four severely in poor health and Orphaned Foals (pages 24–29): okay. Gary Magdesian
Chapter five Pigs (pages 30–33): Janet positive and Rebecca Duerr
Chapter 6 Goat little ones (pages 34–38): Joan D. Rowe
Chapter 7 South American Camelids (pages 39–42): Robert J. Pollard and Susan D. Pollard
Chapter eight Opossums (pages 45–54): Paula Taylor
Chapter nine Sugar Gliders (pages 55–62): Michele Barnes
Chapter 10 Macropods (pages 63–74): Rosemary Booth
Chapter eleven Hedgehogs (pages 75–80): Ian Robinson
Chapter 12 Sloths (pages 81–89): Judy Avey?Arroyo
Chapter thirteen flooring and Tree Squirrels (pages 90–95): sunrise Smith
Chapter 14 Insectivorous Bats (pages 96–103): Susan M. Barnard
Chapter 15 Lemurs (pages 104–113): Cathy V. Williams
Chapter sixteen Tamarins (pages 114–117): Laurie Hrdlicka and Cynthia Stringfield
Chapter 17 Macaque Species (pages 118–124): Laura Summers, Laurie Brignolo and Kari Christe
Chapter 18 nice Apes (pages 125–131): sunrise Strasser
Chapter 19 Harbor Seals and northerly Elephant Seals (pages 132–142): Rebecca Duerr
Chapter 20 Sea Lions and Fur Seals (pages 143–149): Laurie J. Gage
Chapter 21 Walrus Calves (pages 150–157): Laurie J. Gage and Terry S. Samansky
Chapter 22 Fox Kits (pages 158–169): Jennifer Convy, Darlene DeGhetto and Sophia Papageorgiou
Chapter 23 Black undergo Cubs (pages 170–180): Sophia Papageorgiou, Darlene DeGhetto and Jennifer Convy
Chapter 24 Polar Bears (pages 181–190): Gail Hedberg
Chapter 25 Raccoons (pages 191–202): Darlene DeGhetto, Sophia Papageorgiou and Jennifer Convy
Chapter 26 Ferret Kits (pages 203–206): Vickie McKirnrney
Chapter 27 unique Felids (pages 207–220): Gail Hedberg
Chapter 28 Elephants (pages 221–228): Karen A. Emanuelson and Colleen E. Kinzley
Chapter 29 Nondomestic Equids (pages 229–235): Terry Blakeslee and Jeffery R. Zuba
Chapter 30 Rhinoceros (pages 236–243): Terry Blakeslee and Jefsery R. Zuba
Chapter 31 Black?Tailed and White?Tailed Deer (pages 244–255): Sophia Papageorgiou, Darlene DeGhetto and Jennifer Convy
Chapter 32 unique Ungulates (pages 256–261): Kelley Greene and Cynthia Stringfield

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2). Piglets should be encouraged to accept feeding from a pan as soon as possible. Many farm pig breeds will take to pan feeding very quickly, but potbellied pigs will often not accept pan feeding until a few weeks of age. Newborns should be fed every two hours, with the feed interval lengthening to four hours by the time the piglet is two to three weeks old. Also, by ten days to two weeks of age, the middle of the night feedings may be skipped, and the baby is fine to fast six to eight hours while resting.

Resultant foals should be considered “high-risk” foals in terms of their potential to develop sepsis or hypoxic encephalopathy. These early indicators include historical information regarding the dam during pregnancy and parturition. A history of systemic illness in the dam, premature lactation (often an indicator of placentitis or placental separation), or dystocia warrants close examination of the neonate along with proactive antibiotic administration. Premature placental separation (“red bag”) and meconium staining of the foal are also examples of high-risk criteria.

Small animal clinical nutrition. Chapter 3. Topeka. KS: Mark Morris Associates. Rutherford, Clarice, and David Neil. 1992. How to raise a puppy you can live with. Loveland, CO: Alpine Publications. Veterinary clinics of North America. February 1978. Canine pediatrics. Volume 8 (1). Philadelphia, PA: Saunders. 3 Domestic Kittens Laura Summers NATURAL HISTORY hold the bottle and the upper part of the kitten with one hand, allowing the kitten to knead on your hand. As the kitten nurses formula from the bottle, you will need to allow air into the bottle to prevent a vacuum from forming.

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