Key Features

  • Selected topics of real clinical significance from the latest veterinary scientific literature explore today’s reptile and amphibian practice.
  • A discussion of the most current theory and practical applications of diagnostic endoscopy in reptiles provides insight into minimally-invasive endoscopic procedures, including biopsy techniques.
  • Expert contributors combine forces to bring you the most cutting-edge information available, offering authoritative and sometimes controversial opinions in particular areas.
  • Expert contributors offer the most current thoughts on diagnosing new and emerging diseases, including a thorough review of molecular diagnostics.
  • The latest therapeutics are discussed, and the most up-to-date formulary and library of normal clinical pathology values is provided.
  • The most current and comprehensive discussion of amphibian medicine in print in the last decade!

Table of Contents

Specialization in Reptile Medicine

SECTION I: ADVANCES IN REPTILE MEDICINE

1. Current Herpetological Husbandry and Products

2. Common Pathology and Diseases Seen in Pet Store Reptiles

3. Clinical Aspects of Evolution in Reptile Medicine

4. Molecular Infectious Disease Diagnostics

5. Clinical Virology

6. Updates on Fungal Infections in Reptiles

7. Therapeutics

8. Clinical Pathology

9. CT and MRI

10. Ultrasonography

11. Conditioning and Behavioral Training in Reptiles

SECTION II: ADVANCES IN ANESTHESIA, SURGERY AND ANALGESIA

12. Anesthesia

13. Diagnostic Endoscopy

14. Endosurgery

15. Vacuum Assisted Wound Closure in Chelonians

16. New Techniques in Chelonian Shell Repair

17. Video Telescopic Operating Microscope: A Recent Development in Reptile Microsurgery

18. Analgesia

19. Reptiles and Amphibians in Laboratory Animal Medicine

SECTION III: ADVANCES IN AMPHIBIAN MEDICINE

20. Amphibian Therapy

21. Amphibian Diversity in a New Era of Amphibian Taxonomy

22. Exhibiting Amphibians

23. Infectious Diseases of Amphibians: It Isn't Just Redleg Anymore

24. Chytridiomycosis

25. Short Tongue Syndrome and Hypovitaminosis A

26. Ranaviruses

SECTION IV: ADVANCES IN BIOLOGY, CONSERVATION, LEGAL AND RESEARCH

27. Conservation Issues

28. Invasive and Introduced Reptiles and Amphibians

29. Techniques for Working with Wild Reptiles

30. Forensics in Reptile Investigation

APPENDICES

Appendix 1: Developing your Reptile Medicine IQ: Learning How to Get the Most Out of and Contribute to the Herpetologic Literature

Appendix 2: Drug Formulary and Laboratory Normals

Details

No. of pages:
488
Language:
English
Copyright:
© 2014
Published:
Imprint:
Saunders
Electronic ISBN:
9780323242110
Electronic ISBN:
9780323242936
Print ISBN:
9781455708932

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