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The Rhino with Glue-On Shoes: And Other Surprising True Stories of Zoo Vets and Their Patients

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ISBN13: 9780385341479
ISBN10: 0385341474
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A moray eel diagnosed with anorexia…A herd of bison whose only hope is a crusading female doctor from Paris…A vet desperately trying to save an orphaned whale by unraveling the mystery of her mothers death…This fascinating book offers a rare glimpse into the world of wild animals and the doctors who care for them. Here pioneering zoological veterinarians—men and women on the cutting edge of a new medical frontier—tell real-life tales of daring procedures for patients weighing tons or ounces, treating symptoms ranging from broken bones to a broken heart, and life-and-death dramas that will forever change the way you think about wild animals and the bonds we share with them. At once heart-quickening and clinically fascinating, the stories in this remarkable collection represent some of the most moving and unusual cases ever taken on by zoological vets. A chronicle of discovery, compassion, and cutting-edge medicine, The Rhino with Glue-on Shoes is must reading for animal lovers, science buffs, and anyone who loves a well-told tale.

About the Author

Lucy H. Spelman, DVM, is the regional veterinary manager for the Mountain Gorilla Veterinary Project in Rwanda that Dian Fossey created. She is the former director of the Smithsonian National Zoo in Washington, D.C., and has been featured on Animal Planet and the Discovery Channel.

Ted Y. Mashima, DVM, is the director of academic affairs and research for the Association of American Veterinary Medical Colleges, based in Washington, D.C.

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Gold Gato, May 29, 2014 (view all comments by Gold Gato)
There are twenty-eight stories in this volume which are placed within five different sections, each with a specific healing focus for different animals. Each story is fairly brief, which makes page-turning very easy. There are a few standouts from vets and zoologists who obviously have a way with words, but the majority of the book is written very matter-of-factly, which is fine. The benefit of this collection is to learn about so many different approaches to so many different incidents with so many different species. How the heck do you treat a beetle infested with its own bugs? Can you give anesthesia to a frog? Where do you find a leg cast for a giraffe?

All in all, this was a solid read.

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Product Details

ISBN:
9780385341479
Author:
Spelman, Lucy H
Publisher:
Delta
Foreword by:
Hanna, Jack
Foreword:
Hanna, Jack
Editor:
Spelman, Lucy H.
Editor:
Mashima, Ted Y.
Author:
Ted Y. Mashima, DVM
Author:
Mashima, Ted Y. DVM
Author:
Lucy H. Spelman, DVM
Author:
Spelman, Lucy H.
Author:
Spelman, Lucy H. DVM
Author:
Lucy H. Spelman, DVM, and Ted Y. Mashima, DVM, editors
Subject:
Animals
Subject:
Veterinary Medicine - General
Subject:
Animals - General
Subject:
Nature Studies-Zoology
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Publication Date:
20090631
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
16-PP COLOR PHOTO INSERT
Pages:
336
Dimensions:
8.22x5.52x.84 in. .65 lbs.

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