Key Features

  • Discusses veterinary medicine and surgery for both reptiles and amphibians
  • Features complete biology of snakes, lizards, turtles, and crocodilians
  • Provides step-by-step guidelines for performing special techniques and procedures such as anesthesia, clinical pathology, diagnostic imaging, euthanasia and necropsy, fracture management, soft tissue surgery, and therapeutics
  • Covers specific diseases and conditions such as anorexia, aural abscesses, and digit abnormalities in a separate alphabetically organized section
  • 53 expert authors contribute crucial information to the study of reptiles and offer their unique perspectives on particular areas of study
  • The expansive appendix includes a reptile and amphibian formulary

Table of 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

Details

No. of pages:
1264
Language:
English
Copyright:
© 2006
Published:
Imprint:
Saunders
eBook ISBN:
9781455754748
eBook ISBN:
9781455757268
eBook ISBN:
9781416064770
Print ISBN:
9780721693279

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