Volume 1: Biological and Medical Aspects

Susan M. Barnard, Editor
First Edition, August 2009
600 Pages
Perfect Bound, US$74.95
  ISBN: 978-1-934899-03-8
Hard Cover, US$99.95
  ISBN: 978-1-934899-02-1

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About the Editor

Susan M. Barnard holds a Bachelor of Science degree from the University of the State of New York. She founded Basically Bats - Wildlife Conservation Society, Inc. in 1993, and served as Executive Director until 2008. Currently retired from her position as Assistant Curator of Herpetology at Zoo Atlanta, Ms. Barnard has authored over 25 scientific papers in refereed journals and 2 book chapters. She also co-authored books on reptilian parasites and reptilian husbandry, and has appeared in numerous magazines and on television, including the National Geographic special, "Keepers of the Wild".
Bats in Captivity
Volume 1: Biological and Medical Aspects


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A comprehensive book intended for anyone maintaining bats in captivity. It comprises 44 papers by 22 contributing authors. Bats in Captivity is the only book of its kind, detailing the care of captive bats worldwide. This volume, Biological and Medical Aspects, includes a drug formulary, information on public health, anatomy and physiology, controlling reproduction, parasitology, and veterinary medicine and surgery, plus many other related subjects.


Health Precautions for Bat Workers

Anatomy and Physiology

Controlling Reproduction

Clinic Environment and Physical Examination

Common Injuries

Common Health Disorders

Bat Vision and Ophthalmology

Oral Findings

Chemical Restraint and Anesthesia

Small Bat Surgery


Blood Collection and Hematological Values

Pathology: Including Necropsy Technique and Tissue Collection for the Bat Rehabilitator



Care Giver's Guide to Calculating Drug Doses and Drug Formulary