Other Resources

These references are for your assistance only and this inclusion does not constitute an endorsement. 

Useful sites:

California Avian Laboratory (also does reptile and small mammal) This site contains more information about venipuncture, smear making, and similar topics, as well as an overview of services provided by the laboratory. 

www.anapsid.com  Melissa Kaplan, Lots of info on reptile keeping and especially on green iguanas

Special Species Clinical Pathology Texts:

Fudge, A  . Laboratory Medicine: Avian and Exotic Pets. Philadelphia, WB Saunders, 2000.

General Special Species Medicine Texts:

Quesenberry, KE, Carpenter JW (eds). Ferrets, Rabbits, and Rodents : Clinical Medicine and Surgery, 2nd Edition. Philadelphia, WB  Saunders, 2003. [Due in December 2003, Ist ed 1997)]

RB Altman, SL Clubb, GM Dorrestein, K Quesenberry (eds). Avian Medicine and Surgery. Philadelphia, WB  Saunders, 1997.

DR Mader (ed). Reptile Medicine and Surgery. Philadelphia, WB  Saunders, 1996. [new edition due soon]

General Husbandry References: (Both available in the vet school library!)

Iguanas for Dummies, by Melissa Kaplan

Birds for Dummies by Brian Speer, DVM, DABVP (Avian) and Gina Spadafori

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