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April 26, 2023

Carpenter publishes sixth edition of 'Exotic Animal Formulary'

Submitted by Joe Montgomery

Dr. James Carpenter presents the sixth edition of "Exotic Animal Formularly"

Whether you need to know how to treat a ferret, turtle, parrot, rabbit, guinea pig or even a bearded dragon, James W. Carpenter, professor of exotic pet, wildlife and zoological medicine in the College of Veterinary Medicine, has you covered.

The sixth edition of Carpenter's "Exotic Animal Formulary" was recently published. It was co-edited by Carpenter and Craig A. Harms, a professor of zoological medicine in the Center for Marine Sciences and Technology at North Carolina State University. This book is considered the most widely used veterinary reference on exotic companion and zoo animals worldwide.

This textbook was created solely for the treatment of exotic animals and addresses the most common questions and medical situations encountered in clinical practice. The book provides current recommendations on drugs, indications and dosages, and it includes applications to birds, fish, invertebrates, amphibians, reptiles, rabbits, pocket pets, backyard poultry and others.

Carpenter has 48 years of clinical and research experience as a veterinarian in the field of exotic animals, wildlife — including endangered species — and zoo animal medicine. At K-State, he has trained 45 interns and residents, and he is the author of numerous scientific papers, book chapters and proceedings articles, including serving as co-editor of another textbook: "Ferrets, Rabbits, and Rodents: Clinical Medicine and Surgery." He is also the former editor-in-chief of both the Journal of Zoo and Wildlife Medicine and the Journal of Avian Medicine and Surgery.