If you have any exotic books/resources to recommend, please email Ryan Walker (rgw39@cam.ac.uk), he will be happy to update the list further.


Section 1:

This selection of books were recommended by Chris Knott at the end of his talk on Exotics pathology, and therefore have a pathology bias.


  1. Colour Atlas of Avian Histopathology – CJ Randall and RL Peece; Pub. Mosby-Wolfe
  2. Pathology of Pet and Aviary Birds – RE Schmidt, DR Reavill and DN Phalen; Pub. Iowa State Press
  3. Avian Medicine and Surgery – RB Altman, SL Clubb, GM Dorrestein and K Quesenberry; pub. WB Saunders
  4. Avian Histopathology – Ed. OJ Fletcher; Pub. American Association of Avian Pathologists
  5. Avian Medicine: Principles and Application – BW Ritchie, GJ Harrison and LR Harrison; Pub. Wingers Publishing Inc.


  1. Infectious Diseases and Pathology of Reptiles – ER Jacobson; Pub. CRC Press.
  2. Reptile Care: An Atlas of Diseases and Treatments – FL Frye; Pub. TFH Publications


  1. Systemic Pathology of Fish – Ed. HW Ferguson; Pub Scotia Press
  2. Fish Disease: Diagnosis and Treatment – EJ Noga; Pub. Iowa State Press

Section 2:

Other books of interest:

  1. Fowler’s Zoo and Wild Animal Medicine, Volume 8, 1e 
  2. Biology, Medicine, and Surgery of Elephants Hardcover – 20 Feb 2007 by Murray E. Fowler (Editor), Susan K. Mikota (Editor)
  3. BSAVA guides for wildlife
  4. Zoo Animal and Wildlife Immobilization and Anesthesia Hardcover– 2 Sep 2014 by Gary West (Editor), Darryl Heard (Editor), Nigel Caulkett (Editor)
  1. Wildlife Forensic Investigation: Principles and Practice Hardcover – 21 May 2013
  2. Birds of Prey: Health and Disease Hardcover – 9 Jan 2002 by John E. Cooper (Editor)
  1. Gorilla Pathology and Health: With a Catalogue of Preserved Materials Hardcover – 2 Feb 2017 by John E Cooper (Author), Gordon Hull (Author)



1. Wildpro

A great resource created by Twycross Zoo- has an extensive amount of information for all sorts of species!


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