The book with a title of “Wildlife Medicine and Health Management” has been prepared primarily with an idea of satisfying the criteria of the wildlife related syllabus for the veterinary students undertaking their degree programme in various veterinary institutions of this country. However, this book has additional information with regard to the catering of wildlife veterinarians serving in various zoos or wildlife regions of this country as well as in other countries. Different photographs pertaining to the health and disease management in wild fauna have been duly presented in places where they are required and the requirements pertaining to carrying out the therapeutic approaches in wild animals are also concurrently presented.
Understanding about the various species of wild animals is the basis for exercising the wildlife medicine at any zoo or zoological park or zoological garden. In this manner, this book has incorporations with regard to the identification of various parasitic fauna in captive wild animals. Various features pertaining to the captive breeding of wild animals, housing and feeding are being dealt in this book, carefully. To name the few special information, the technical features with regard to the management of health and diseases in elephants, reptilian features and clinical examination procedures to be adapted with regard to the aviary species have also been incorporated in this book.
Gadgets with regard to the physical as well as the chemical restraint of wild animals that are frequently encountered by the veterinarians in the field condition are also detailed elaborately, in addition to the dose rates of various drugs useful for the chemical control of wild animals. Different sampling procedures including the ones in crocodiles and elephants are presented in a good manner, so that the readers esp. the veterinary students doing their undergraduate degree in veterinary sciences and animal husbandry can understand about this subject in a clarified manner.
1. Taxonomical Classification of Wild Fauna, 2. Biology of Important Wild Animal Species, 3. Principles of Zoo Hygiene, Public Health Problems Arising from Zoos,4.Prevention and Control of Significant Infectious Diseases of Animals, 5. Organization Related to Zoo and Wild Animals. 6.Acts and Rules Related to Zoo and Wild Animals.7. Basics on the Management of Captive Elephants. 8.Disease Management in Wild Animals. 9.Bacterial Diseases in Wild Animals.10.Viral Disease in Wild Animals.11.Parasitic Diseases in Wild Animals. 12.Field Based Identification of Evidences on Different Parasitic Fauna in Captive Wild Animals. 13.Metabolic and Nutritional Diseases in Wild Animals.14.Colic in Elephants. 15.Felid Medicine. 16.Disease Management in Rabbits/ Hares. 17.Therapeutic Management of Significant Captive Wild Animal Diseases & Disorders. 18. Rescue of wild Animals in Natural Disasters. 19. Captive Breeding Strategies. 20. Reptilian Features. 21. Clinical Examination of Aves. 22. Feeding Management in Captive Wild Animals. 23. Housing Management of Captive Wild Animals. 24. Overall Breeding Management of Captive Wild Animals. 25. Overall Health Management in Zoos.26. Physical Restraint of Wild Animals.. 27. Chemical Immobilization of Wild Animals. 28. Chemical Immobilization of Elephants, Wild Felids and Ungulates. 29. Handling of Chemically Immobilized Animals. 30. Visit to Zoo (Zoo Management).31. Visit to Wildlife Sanctuary (Management in Free Ranging Wildlife Region).32. Drug Delivery in Zoo and Wild Animals. 33. Blood Collection in Different Species of Wild Animals. 34. Examination of Vetero-legal Cases.35. Haematological and Biochemical Values in Captive Wild Animals. 36. Collections of Samples During Necropsy., Colour Plates