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Bobs Top Ten
Bob Church

Presented by Ferret Luv


James W. Carpenter, etal.
"Exotic Animal Formulary."
Greystone Publications, Manhattan, Kansas.

GOOD: Lists just about every drug and proper dosage for ferrets, including some important comments.
Also includes blood/serum/urine values, endocrine disease symptoms, and references.

BAD: Includes lots of stuff on fish, herps, and other mammals you don't really need UNLESS you are a vet.

James G. Fox.
"Biology and Diseases of the Ferret."
Lea and Febiger; Philadelphia.

GOOD: Very comprehensive and broad. An oldie but a goodie with nice sections on ferret history and anatomy.

BAD: Out of date and I believe out of print. A revised edition should be released soon.

Available from:

Barnes & Noble Booksellers amaon.com
ISBN # 0812111397 ISBN # 0812111397
Publisher: Williams & Wilkins Publisher: Lea & Febiger
Format: Hardcover Format: Hardcover
Publication Date: January 1988 Publication Date: July 1988
Cost: $52.95 Cost: $54.00


Elizabeth V. Hillyer and Katherine E. Quesenberry.
1997 "Ferrets, Rabbits, and Rodents: Clinical Medicine and Surgery."
W. B.Saunders CO.; Philadelphia.

GOOD: Comprehensive and Complete, and up-to-date.

BAD: Rabbits and Rodents.

Available from:

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ISBN # 0721640230 ISBN # 0721640230
Publisher: W.B. Saunders Co. Publisher: W.B. Saunders Co.
Format: Paperback Format: Paperback
Publication Date: January 1996 Publication Date: October 1996
Cost: $ 42.00 Cost: $42.00


Chris C. Pinney.
1992 "The Illustrated Veterinary Guide for Cats, Birds, and Exotic Pets." McGraw Hill; New York.

GOOD: Outstanding all-around vet-guide, most of which can be used with ferrets. Very nice "identification-key"
approach to diagnoses.

BAD: Is-It-A-Weasel-Or-A-Mongoose? Illustrations of ferrets. Could be an Egyptian hieroglyph. Needs more stuff
specifically on ferrets.

Available from:

Barnes & Noble Booksellers amaon.com
ISBN # 0070501796 ISBN # 0070501796
Publisher: McGraw-Hill Publisher: Tab Books
Format: Paperback Format: Paperback
Publication Date: March 1995 Publication Date: March 1995
Cost: $21.95 Cost: $21.95


Geoffrey West.
1992 "Black's Veterinary Dictionary."
B & N Import; New York.

GOOD: Outstanding dictionary; as good as Dorland's, Taber's or Stedman's Medical dictionaries.

BAD: Costs about $100.

Available from:

Barnes & Noble Booksellers amaon.com
ISBN # 0389209945 ISBN # 0389209945
Publisher: B & N Import Publisher: Barnes & Noble
Format: Hardcover Format: Hardcover
Publication Date: August 1992 Publication Date: August 1992
Cost: $107.75 Cost: $107.75


D. C. Blood and Virginia P. Studdert.
1988 "Bailliere's Comprehensive Veterinary Dictionary."
Bailliere Tindall; London.

GOOD: Almost as good as Black's, I like the appendices a little better, lots cheaper (about $40) so it is the best value
for the buck.

BAD: Some definitions are tautological; Word A: see Word B. Word B: see Word C. Word C: see Word A.
I hate getting led in circles. I hate getting led in circles. I hate getting led in circles.

Susan A. Brown and Karen L. Rosenthal.
1997 "Self-Assessment Color Review of Small Mammals."
Iowa State University Press; Ames, Iowa.

GOOD: Outstanding illustrations teaches in a testing atmosphere.

BAD: Needs to three times larger and only on ferrets. Also, the book is physically small;
itís hard to see the picture detail.

Available from:

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ISBN # 0813820928 ISBN # 0813820928
Publisher: Iowa State University Publisher: Iowa State University
Format: Paperback Format: Paperback
Publication Date: December 1996& Publication Date: May 1997
Cost: $29.95 Cost: $29.95


David Klingener.
1979 "Laboratory anatomy of the mink."
W. C. Brown; Dubuque, Iowa.

GOOD: You want basic anatomy and organ systems, this has it.

BAD: Itís about the mink, but that's ok, just type out lots of itty-bitty "ferrets" and paste them over the word "mink."
At this basic level, there is very little difference.

Available from:

Barnes & Noble Booksellers amaon.com
ISBN # 069704629X ISBN # 069704629X
Publisher: Wm. C. Brown Publisher: WCB/McGraw-Hill
Format: Paperback Format: Paperback
Publication Date: January 1979 Publication Date: July 1979
Edition Description:2nd ed. Edition Description: 2nd ed.
Cost: $30.75 Cost: $30.75
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American Ferret Association.
1996/97 "The Eighth/Ninth Small Mammals Veterinary Conference."
American Ferret Association, Inc.; Frederick, MD.

GOOD: Nice stuff with lots of up-to-date info.

BAD: Adapted from papers, and not enough ferret stuff.

David Pass, etal.
1993 "Veterinary Care of Birds, Rodents, Rabbits, Ferrets and Guinea Pigs." Publication No.2/93
Murdoch University Foundation for Continuing Veterinary Education.

GOOD: Nice style, compares USA to Australia.

BAD: Just a drop in the bucket of stuff to know. I wanna know more about the Australian bloodlines, which Pass
indicates was isolated since 1904-07.

BONUS: Edward Lytton Wheeler.
1886 "Tony Fox, the ferret, or, Boss Bob's boss job."
Deadwood Dick library; v. 3, no. 33, M. J. Ivers; New York.

GOOD: Catchy title; just like it.

BAD: Just try to find a copy.

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