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Exotic Vetting: What Treating Wild Animals Teaches You About Their Lives

Exotic Vetting: What Treating Wild Animals Teaches You About Their Lives (Hardback)

By Pizzi, Romain

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Anaesthetising a fish, x-raying a frog and hospitalising a walrus are all in a day's work for the world's wildest veterinarian. Travelling from the rainforests of Sierra Leone to the jungles of Borneo, Romain Pizzi has caught, anaesthetised, diagnosed, operated on, medicated, and... then released some of the world's most endangered wild animals. From disease testing Polynesian snails to keyhole surgery in Sumatran orangutans; from endoscopy in sharks to ultrasound on a chimpanzee. Sometimes this is high tech work, such as the first robotic surgery in a tiger, or giant panda cloning attempts. Sometimes the situations are more primitive, from anaesthetising a bear with a bicycle pump, old plumbing tubes and a plank, to operating on a vulture using an old metal spoon. In How to Operate on a Mammoth, Romain recalls his many interesting patients, while taking readers on a tour of the challenges of treating the world's amazing spectrum of wild animal species.
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ISBN 9780008356743
Released NZ 6 Jul 2022
Publisher HarperCollins Publishers
Format Hardback
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ISBN-13 9780008356743
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Status Indent title (internationally sourced), allow 8-12 weeks
Publisher HarperCollins Publishers
Imprint William Collins
Released 6 Jul 2022
Publication Country United Kingdom United Kingdom
Format Hardback
 › 2 other possible formats available
Author(s) By Pizzi, Romain
Category Zoology & Animal Sciences
Veterinary Science
Wild Animals
NZ, Maori & Pasifika
Number of Pages 416
Dimensions Width: 159mm
Height: 240mm
Spine: 38mm
Dewey Code 636.089092
Weight 680g
Interest Age General Audience
Reading Age General Audience
Library of Congress Veterinary medicine, Exotic animals
NBS Text Natural History: Animal & Wildlife
ONIX Text General/trade