CRC Handbook of Marine Mammal Medicine: Health, Disease, and Rehabilitation, Second Edition

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"The book is very complete and covers a very wide range of topics. This is a very valuable book, and every facility keeping marine mammals should have this book in their library. With the information in this book, the lives of animals can be saved, and reproduction and the well-being of animals can be improved. Congratulations to all the authors and the editors of this book for achieving such an impressive and useful handbook!" - Aquatic Mammals, 2004 "More than 10 years after the publication of the first edition, comes the new and greatly improved edition of a very helpful book. This new edition should be standard reading for anyone involved in marine mammals to include keepers, curators, veterinarians, and trainers... The editors are to be commended for an excellent job... the new edition of this book will serve professionals involved with marine mammals very well." -Library News for Zoos and Aquariums, September 2001 Promo Copy

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CRC Handbook of Marine Mammal Medicine, Second Edition is the only handbook specifically devoted to marine mammal medicine and health. With 66 contributors working together to craft 45 scientifically-based chapters, the text has been completely revised and updated to contain all the latest developments in this field. Building upon the solid foundation of the previous edition, the contents of this book are light-years ahead of the topics presented in the first edition.

See what's new in the Second Edition:

  • Marine mammals as sentinels of ocean health
  • Emerging and resurging diseases
  • Thorough revision of the Immunology chapter
  • Diagnostic imaging chapters to illustrate new techniques
  • Quick reference for venipuncture sites in many marine mammals
  • Unusual mortality events and mass strandings
  • New topics such as a chapter on careers
  • Wider scope of coverage including species outside of the United States and Canada

    Filled with captivating illustrations and photographs, the Handbook guides you through the natural history of cetaceans, pinnipeds, manatees, sea otters, and polar bears. Prepared in a convenient, easy-to-use format, it is designed specifically for use in the field. Covering more than 40 topics, this one-of-a-kind reference is packed with data. The comprehensive compilation of information includes medicine, surgery, pathology, physiology, husbandry, feeding and housing, with special attention to strandings and rehabilitation. The CRC Handbook of Marine Mammal Medicine, Second Edition is still a must for anyone interested in marine mammals.
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