This book is an introduction to the principles of handling and restraining both wild and domesticated animals. The book is in full colour and shows many techniques to handle and restrain wild and domesticated (vertebrate) animals.
The third edition is completely revised. Chapters have been added on understanding animal behaviour, training for restraint and handling, and the relation between animal welfare and restraint. The first part of the book gives general information about restraint and handling. It covers the equipment used for restraint, the health problems that can occur in animals during restraint, and it discusses thermoregulation. There is also a chapter on stress. The second part of the book discusses domesticated animals per species or group, from lab rats to cows, from poultry to camels (new chapter). The wild animals are treated in the third part. Here we find fish, amphibians and reptiles, and also elephants, carnivores, ungulates and various small mammals. There is also some information on chemical immobilisation.
Title: Restraint and Handling of Wild and Domestic Animals
Author: Murray E. Fowler
Source: Wiley-Blackwell, 2008