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

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Lucy H. Spelman, DVM, Ted Y. Mashima, DVM
Random House Publishing Group, 24.06.2008 - 336 Seiten
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 mother’s death…This fascinating book offers a rare glimpse into the world of exotic 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.

From a root canal on a three-thousand pound hippo to one doctor’s heartbreaking effort to save a critically ill lemur, here are acts of rescue, kindness, and cross-disciplinary cooperation between zoo vets and other top scientists. We meet highly trained specialists racing against time and circumstance to save the lives of some of the most exotic animals in the world. Shoes designed for racehorses help a rhinoceros with a debilitating foot disease. A kangaroo survives spinal surgery performed by a leading human doctor. These unforgettable stories capture the bonds that develop between vets and their animal patients, the ingenious measures many vets have tried, and the remarkable new insights modern medical technology is giving us into the physiology and behaviors of wild animals.

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.
 

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Nutzerbericht  - Judiex - LibraryThing

How does someone know when an animal in a nature preserve or in the wild or in a zoo gets ill? What can be done to help it? In THE RHINO WITH THE GLUE-ON SHOES, the authors point out that since ... Vollständige Rezension lesen

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Nutzerbericht  - Cheryl_in_CC_NV - LibraryThing

Interesting, but not quite as engaging as the charming title implies. Easy for laypeople to read, but still most selections read more stilted, almost academic. And they're short, so one doesn't get a ... Vollständige Rezension lesen

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Inhalt

Tough Guy Hondo
5
The Eel and the Bartender
14
Earring Boy
21
Kachinas Bones
29
Raising Kayavak
41
TlICHNOI GY HELPS 93
57
Pandas in Their Own Land
68
When Vhae Sharks Fly
77
Tracking a Snared Elephant
138
The Katrina Dolphins
160
The Limping Tiger
175
On the Horn of a Dilemma
207
Baker I
227
Tulip 241
242
Polar Bears STAT
261
Amalis Example
285

Patch 39
89
mstl1esia for a Frog
97
A Camel in the Snow
119
A Final Word
307
Urheberrecht

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Über den Autor (2008)

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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