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is merck vet manual a good source?

Postby Vata Raven » Sat Jun 02, 2018 1:03 am

So, today I called vets in the area I plan to move to. One said yes and another said they weren't opposed to the idea. The clinic that said maybe told me the vet would want to research into foxes to provide better care.

So, I decided to search for a vet manual to help better inform myself about fox care, and I came across the Merck Vet Manual.

Is this manual a good source for reliable information?

Thank you for your time and input.
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Re: is merck vet manual a good source?

Postby GitaBooks » Sat Jun 02, 2018 10:24 am

The merck manual, from what I've heard, is a great source. I've used veterinary manuals before and they can be a bit complex, with so many possible causes for one symptom it often takes tests that only a vet can preform to know for sure the cause of an issue.
Zoos often have some great wildlife care information, as do animal rehabilitation centers and other fox keepers. The Merck manual is a great start, but finding other, fox specific sources, is also very helpful.
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Re: is merck vet manual a good source?

Postby Vata Raven » Sat Jun 02, 2018 4:27 pm

GitaBooks wrote:The merck manual, from what I've heard, is a great source.

Thank you for the input.

Are there vet manuals for foxes, or should I look into a general canidae vet manual?
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Re: is merck vet manual a good source?

Postby TamanduaGirl » Sat Jun 02, 2018 7:13 pm

There's no specific vet manual for foxes. But you can find papers on them with studies for their diets and health issues to help your vet. There is also some thing your vet can join, I don't remember the name, where exotic vets share info on their experiences with species. My vet has talked about it and check it for tamandua info but there isn't much on them and she's gotten much more info from me, from my finding and sharing studies on them. Lots of vets treat foxes though so there is probably more info there about them. You're vet might know what I'm talking about if you mention it.
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Re: is merck vet manual a good source?

Postby Vata Raven » Sat Jun 02, 2018 8:34 pm

This book is among my stuff. I don't remember how I came across it in my search.

Nutrition And Nutritional Physiology Of The Fox: A Historical Perspective
https://www.amazon.com/dp/1425151019/

About the only thing I came across that was focused on the health for foxes.

I'll keep searching and bookmarking all the helpful stuff I come across.

Thanks for the input and help.

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