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Really Useful Handbook of Reptile Husbandry

Ideal for all levels of veterinary practice, this easy-to-use reference offers a problem-based approach to the diagnosis and treatment of common husbandry related issues in reptiles. It presents unique checklists for users to ensure accurate and effective assessment of the problem. The majority of reptile illness is due to inappropriate husbandry. Detailed, specialist knowledge of reptile species is usually not necessary in most veterinary practices, but most practices will at some time find the occasional reptile patient. This book is designed for such an occasion. It serves as a ready reference featuring a hands-on approach. Users will be able to pinpoint any major errors in husbandry without having to be an expert in the field. Handy checklists highlight husbandry issues that may be the underlying cause of an animal's presenting condition, which should then be simple to remedy.

Paperback, 186 Pages

Published: October 2003

Imprint: Butterworth Heinemann

ISBN: 978-0-7506-5443-2


  • 1. Introduction
    2. Snakes and Lizards
    3. Tortoises
    4. Terrapins
    5. Amphibians
    Self-Test Section
    Weekly Diet Sheet
    Flowchart for Feeding Problems
    Unique Tips for Encouraging the Sick Reptile to Eat
    Sample Forms


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