Macropod Husbandry, Healthcare and Medicinals--Volumes One and Two, Volumes 1-2

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Lynda Staker, Jun 30, 2014 - Kangaroos - 970 pages

The most comprehensive work on macropods available, containing over 900 pages, published in two volumes, and complimented with over 3,000 coloured photographs.

Ideal for macropod carers/rescuers, veterinarians and captive facilities, this husbandry manual includes hand rearing aspects of unfurred to furred joeys, and the care of adults; a huge section on captive husbandry and dietary needs, including a large section on the plants that macropods eat; 25 pages on the drugs used for macropod ailments, haematology and bio chemistry values, a reference guide to clinical signs of disease, over 500 pages on diseases, ailments and injuries, including x-rays and surgical procedures.

With contributions from veterinarians, captive facilities and macropod carers and rescuers, this manual has taken 4 years to complete and is a compilation of information gleaned from over 28 years of working with macropods.

 

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I just purchased Macropod Husbandry. Lynda as well as all the (other people who helped out) has truelly done amazing work with these manuals. Highly recommended. I purchased these books as I live in a small village surrounded by Eastern grey kangaroos. Seen some injurys and many times I felt helpless. Uneducated on macropods. I learnt some things myself however I was walking blinded. Searching on internet I just knew these manuals where for me.Honestly I truelly believe there are no other books like this on this planet. If you are a vet or carer or live in a macropod area. Must have. I have read the first 30 pages and have learnt and can relate to so much already. This book is truelly a blessing. The case studies, explaining just about everything you can imagine not only from Lynda and other carers to is incredible. Matched with intricate photographs really helps a person understand whats going on with macropods. It explains plants mecindals. Injurys. Illnesses and much more.. This surely is opening my eyes up and I will read every page in this book. I am truelly excited about owning her manuals. Lynda's many years creating these manuals is a true gift to wildlife and carers. I can't thank her enough. These manuals are not boring either . I cant put these manuals down . Lynda is truelly a blessing to our animal kingdom. This is a great investment. Incredible work.
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Thankyou Lynda for these incredibly detailed books. They are a “must-have” for wildlife carers involved in macropod care.
I highly recommend them, they are comprehensive, full of detailed photos, and easy to understand, with all terminology carefully explained.
An excellent investment.

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Contents

242 to 63 Macropod husbandry
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364 to 122 Macropod husbandry
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4123151 Macropd husbandryunfurred joeys
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5152192 Macropod husbandryfurring joeys
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6193202 Macropod husbandryenclosures
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7203221 Macropod husbandryproblems
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8222238 Macropod husbandryrelease
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9239273 Macropod husbandrycaptive husbandypart 1
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19190 to 205 DISEFMacropod husbandry
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20206 to 219 DISGMacropod husbandry
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24304 to 327 DISMOMacropod husbandry
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25328 to 331 DISOPMacropod husbandry
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26332 to 368 DISPRMacropod husbandry
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10274307Macrood husbandrycaptive husbandypart 2plants
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11308322 Macropod husbandrycaptive husbandypart 3
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12323 to 351Macropod husbandry
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151 to 54 Vol 2Macrood husbandry
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17106 to 149 DISCDMacropod husbandy
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18150 to 189 DISEMacropod husbandry
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27369 to 395 DISSMacropod husbandry
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29411 to 449 DISTVMacropod husbandry
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30450 to 466 woundsMacropod husbandry
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31467 to 481 soft tissueMacropod husbandry
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32482 to 497 skeltails and armsMacropod husbandry
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33498 to 526 skelfeet ankles and kneesUltimate Guide
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34527 to 535 skellegs and pelvisMacropod husbandry
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35 536 to 561 skelMacropod husbandry
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About the author (2014)

Lynda Staker has been specialising in kangaroo care for the past 28 years. She has travelled extensively throughout Australia, the USA and Canada, observing captive management of macropods, and has conducted countless lectures and workshops regarding their care and management. Macropod Husbandry, Healthcare and Medicinals is her legacy to the survival of macropods and took 4 years to create.

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