This 492-page book was designed
as a "How and Why
Book," informing readers not only how to
manage their macropods effectively but why their
management should be conducted in a certain manner.
Author David McCauley's focus in writing this book
is to provide the proper information written in
layman's terms but to also answer the questions
a veterinarian would require in treating macropods
in any medical situation. He also includes extensive
technical information for the person conducting
macropod research. Learning the practical and the
scientific aspects of macropod care is where true
understanding comes from.
The author's intent is not
to scare or steer people away from macropod ownership,
but to inform and educate inexperienced and prospective
macropod owners (and their veterinarians) so
as to encourage responsible management and ownership.
The book is designed to also serve as an easy
and quick reference tool. A considerable amount
of preventative medicine has also
been incorporated into this book as an aid to