Really Useful Handbook of Reptile Husbandry - 1st Edition - ISBN: 9780750654432

Really Useful Handbook of Reptile Husbandry

1st Edition

Authors: Caroline Gosden
Paperback ISBN: 9780750654432
Imprint: Butterworth-Heinemann
Published Date: 1st October 2003
Page Count: 186

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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.

Key Features

  • Features a problem-based approach to the diagnosis and treatment of common husbandry-related problems in reptile species.
  • Unique checklists ensure accurate assessment of both problem and solution.
  • An easy-to-use reference for the non-specialist - appropriate for all levels of veterinary practice.
  • Offers downloadable assessment forms on a free disk.

Table of Contents

  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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About the Author

Caroline Gosden

Affiliations and Expertise

Part-time lecturer in Animal Care, locum veterinary nurse