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Reptile Medicine and Surgery

This outstanding clinical reference provides valuable insights into solving clinical dilemmas, formulating diagnoses, developing therapeutic plans, and verifying drug dosages for both reptiles and amphibians. The information is outlined in an easy-to-use format for quick access that is essential for emergency and clinical situations.

Hardbound, 1264 Pages

Published: December 2005

Imprint: Saunders

ISBN: 978-0-7216-9327-9

Contents

  • Section 1 — Introduction
    1. Building a Successful Reptile Practice
    2. Reference Sources for Reptile Clinicians
    3. Understanding the Human-Reptile Relationship
    Section 2 — Biology
    4. General Husbandry and Management
    5. Snakes
    6. Lizards
    7. Turtles
    8. Crocodilians
    Section 3 — Anatomy, Physiology and Behavior
    9. Stress in Captive Reptiles
    10. Cardiopulmonary Anatomy and Physiology
    11. Renal Anatomy and Physiology
    12. Gastrointestinal Anatomy and Physiology
    13. Behavior
    Section 4 — Medicine
    14. Cardiology
    15. Dermatology
    16. Microbiology
    Bacterial Diseases
    Fungal Diseases
    17. Neurology
    18. Nutrition
    19. Oncology
    20. Ophthalmology
    21. Parasitology
    22. Perinatology
    23. Reproductive Biology
    24. Virology
    Section 5 — Clinical Techniques/Procedures
    25. Allometric Scaling
    26. Alternative Medicine
    27. Anesthesia
    28. Clinical Pathology
    29. Diagnostic Imaging
    30. Diagnostic Procedures and Techniques
    31. Emergency/Critical Care
    Fluid Therapy
    32. Endoscopy
    33. Euthanasia
    34. Necropsy
    35. Surgery
    36. Therapeutics
    37. Ultrasound
    Section 6 — Differential Diagnoses by Symptoms
    38. Snakes
    39. Lizards
    40. Turtles
    41. Crocodilians
    Section 7 — Specific Diseases and Conditions
    42. Abscesses
    43. Acariasis
    44. Anorexia
    45. Aural Abscesses
    46. Bites from Prey
    47. Cloacal Prolapses
    48. Cryptosporidiosis
    49. Calculi Urinary
    50. Diarrhea
    51. Digit Abnormalities
    52. Dysecdysis
    53. Dystocias
    54. Gout — Articular/Visceral
    55. Hemoparasites
    56. Hepatic Lipidosis
    57. Herpesvirus in Tortoises
    58. Hyperglycemia
    59. Hypo-/Hypervitaminosis A
    60. Inclusion Body Disease Virus
    61. Metabolic Bone Diseases
    62. Neurologic Disorders
    63. Paramyxovirus
    64. Penile Prolapse
    65. Pneumonia/Upper Respiratory Disease
    66. Renal Disease
    Urinalysis
    67. Shell Damage
    68. Salmonellosis
    69. Spinal Osteopathy
    70. Tail Damage
    71. Thermal Burns
    72. Upper Alimentary Tract Disease (Infectious Stomatitis “Mouth Rot” and Other Oral Cavity Disease)
    73. Upper Respiratory Tract Disease in Tortoises (Mycoplasma)
    74. Vomiting/Regurgitation
    Section 8 — SPECIAL TOPICS
    75. Medical Care of Amphibians
    76. Rehabilitation of Sea Turtles
    77. Medical Care of Tuatara
    78. Large Collections: Special Considerations
    79. Reptilian Zoonoses
    80. Laws and Regulations
    American
    European
    81. Working with Venomous Species — Emergency Protocols
    82. Understanding Diagnostic Testing
    83. Reported Toxicities in Reptiles
    84. Artificial Lighting
    85. Disinfectants for the Vivarium
    86. Computed Tomographic and MRI Anatomy of Reptiles
    87. Radiographic Anatomy
    Section 9 — APPENDIX
    88. English-Metric Conversion
    89. US-IU Conversion
    90. Hematologic and Blood Chemistry Values in Reptiles
    91. Reptilian and Amphibian Formulary
    GLOSSARY
    INDEX



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