Clinical Radiology of Exotic Companion Animals
Vittorio Capello, DVM, Milano, Italy; Angela M. Lennox, DVM, DABVP (Avian), Indianapolis, IN; William R. Widmer, DVM, MS, DACVR, Purdue, Univ. Lafayette, IN

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There are nine listings under contributors, although one of them is Purdue University, so I assume they mean that to be William Widmer. The two primary authors seem to be the authorities on small exotic mammals; Dr. Widmer appears to be the radiology contact.

This volume is a classic textbook with normal and clinical views for comparison. The radiographs are clean and clear, and are enhanced with arrows and notes to lead the reader through identification of the various artifacts, conditions, and normal structures. In most cases, a color photo of the actual patient or anatomical structure is included.

Radiology is not an easy topic—this book will be a valuable assist in learning and improving the reader's skills.

The sections lead with radiographs of the normal structure, with all landmarks indicated. Next are the clinical cases showing common presentations. Where available, the color photo shows what the actual structure looks like, for comparison with the radiographs. Some cases show the structure before or after surgery; some at necropsy.

Included are the rabbit, guinea pig, chinchilla, degu, rat, mouse, hamster, prairie dog, ferret, skunk, sugar glider, Virginia opossum, pot-bellied pig, and African pygmy hedgehog. Not all species are represented with clinical rads; some are only normal architecture, although this will also be of use if the reader is getting quality radiographs of abnormalities for comparison.

Readers will find the full table of contents on the Internet or in the VIN bookstore. The Table of Contents (TOC) is extensive and too long for this review. I don't think, however, that anyone needs to read the entire TOC in order to want this book. I recommend it for every clinic library.

Wiley-Blackwell (October 2008).

507 pages; liberally illustrated with color and black/white photos.

ISBN: 978-0-8138-1049-2.


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Introduction
Alternative Medicine
Anatomy
Anesthesia/Analgesia
Animal Welfare
Aquatic/Fish
Avian
Behavior
Camelids
Canine
Cardiology
Client Education
Cytology / Hematology / Histology
Dental
Dermatology
Dictionary/Reference
Drugs/Pharmacology
Emergency Med
Endocrine
Epidemiology
Equine
Ethics
Exotics
Feline
Food Animals/Livestock
General
Genetics
Geriatrics
Handling & Restraint
Human-Animal Bond
Imaging & Radiology
 
* Radiography Tech. 4th Ed. (VSPN Review)
 
* Small Animal Arthroscopy
 
*Handbook SA Radiol. Diagnosis
 
Atlas Interpret. Radiograph. Dog Cat 2nd Ed.
 
Atlas of Small Animal CT and MRI
 
Atlas of Small Animal Ultrasonography, 2nd Ed
 
Atlas SA Ultrasonography
 
BSAVA Can. Fel. Endoscopy
 
BSAVA Can. Fel. Thoracic Imaging
 
BSAVA Musculoskeletal Imaging
 
You are hereClinical Radiology Exotic
 
Diagnostic Radiology and Ultrasonography
 
Diagnostic Ultrasound SA 2nd Ed.
 
Endoscopy Equine
 
Handbook Radio. Positioning (VSPN Review)
 
Practical Imaging Tech. 3rd Ed. (VSPN Review)
 
Practical Ruminant US
 
Practical SA MRI
 
Purchasing Digital Radiography Without Getting Your Head Handed To You
 
Radiation Safety and Non-Manual Patient Restraint in Veterinary Radiography
 
Textbook of Veterinary Diagnostic Radiology, 6th Ed (VSPN)
 
The Equine Distal Limb
 
Thoracic Radiology SA
 
* Abdominal Rad. Small Anim.
 
* Abdominal Rad. Small Anim. (CD-ROM)
 
* Atlas Dental Radiology
 
* Atlas Radiol. Horse 2nd Ed.
 
* BSAVA SA Imaging CD
 
* Radiology Rodent Rabbit
 
* Techniques Vet. Radiography 5th Ed.
 
* Vet. Endoscopy SA
 
* Vet. Repro. Ultrasonography
Immunology
Infectious Diseases
Internal Medicine
Laboratory Medicine
Microbiology
Multimedia
Neurology
Nutrition
Oncology
Ophthalmology
Orthopedics
Parasitology
Pathology
Pediatrics
Physiology
Physiotherapy
Practice Management
Primates
Rabbits, Rodents & Ferrets
Reproduction
Reptile/Amphibian
Research
Respiratory
Ruminants
Sheep/Goats
Shelter Medicine
Surgery
Swine
Technicians
Toxicology
Urology/Renal
Veterinary Education
Wildlife-Zoo Animals
Zoonoses

Date Published: November 30, 2008

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