Reptile Medicine and Surgery

ISBN-10: 072169327X

ISBN-13: 9780721693279

Edition: 2nd 2006 (Revised)

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Description: 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. 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 A new full-color format features a wealth of vivid images and features that highlight important concepts and bring key procedures to life 29 new chapters covering diverse topics such as stress in captive reptiles, emergency and critical care, ultrasound, endoscopy, and working with venomous species Many new expert contributors that share valuable knowledge and insights from their experiences in practicing reptile medicine and surgery Unique coverage of cutting-edge imaging techniques, including CT and MRI

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Book details

List price: $180.00
Edition: 2nd
Copyright year: 2006
Publisher: Elsevier - Health Sciences Division
Publication date: 12/13/2005
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 1264
Size: 8.75" wide x 11.25" long x 2.00" tall
Weight: 8.294
Language: English

Introduction
Building a Successful Reptile Practice
Reference Sources for Reptile Clinicians
Understanding the Human-Reptile Relationship
Biology and Husbandry
General Husbandry and Management
Snakes
Lizards
Turtles, Tortoises, and Terrapins
Crocodilians
Anatomy, Physiology, and Behavior
Stress in Captive Reptiles
Cardiopulmonary Anatomy and Physiology
Renal Anatomy and Physiology
Gastrointestinal Anatomy and Physiology
Behavioral and Morphologic Adaptations
Medicine
Cardiology
Dermatology
Microbiology: Fungal and Bacterial Diseases of Reptiles
Neurology
Nutrition
Oncology
Reptilian Ophthalmology
Parasitology
Perinatology
Reproductive Biology
Virology
Clinical Techniques/Procedures
Allometric Scaling
Alternative and Complementary Veterinary Therapies
Anesthesia and Analgesia
Clinical Pathology of Reptiles
Diagnostic Imaging
Diagnostic Techniques
Emergency and Critical Care
Endoscopy
Euthanasia
Overview of Biopsy and Necropsy Techniques
Surgery
Therapeutics
Ultrasonography
Differential Diagnoses by Symptoms
Snakes
Lizards
Turtles, Tortoises, and Terrapins
Crocodilian Differential Diagnosis
Specific Diseases and Clinical Conditions
Abscesses
Acariasis
Anorexia
Aural Abscesses
Bites from Prey
Cloacal Prolapse
Cryptosporidiosis
Calculi: Urinary
Diarrhea
Digit Abnormalities
Dysecdysis
Dystocias
Gout
Hemoparasites
Hepatic Lipidosis
Herpesvirus in Tortoises
Hyperglycemia in Reptiles
Hypovitaminosis A and Hypervitaminosis A
Inclusion Body Disease Virus
Metabolic Bone Diseases
Neurologic Disorders
Paramyxovirus
Penile Prolapse
Pneumonia and Lower Respiratory Tract Disease
Renal Disease in Reptiles: Diagnosis and Clinical Management
Shell Damage
Salmonella: Diagnostic Methods for Reptiles
Spinal Osteopathy
Tail Damage
Thermal Burns
Upper Alimentary Tract Disease
Upper Respiratory Tract Disease (Mycoplasmosis) in Tortoises
Vomiting and Regurgitation
Special Topics
Overview of Amphibian Medicine
Medical Care of Seaturtles
Biology, Captive Management, and Medical Care of Tuatara
Large Collections: Special Considerations
Reptile Zoonoses and Threats to Public Health
Laws and Regulations: European and American
Working with Venomous Species: Emergency Protocols
Understanding Diagnostic Testing
Reported Toxicities in Reptiles
Artificial Lighting
Disinfectants for the Vivarium
Computed Tomography and Magnetic Resonance Imaging Anatomy of Reptiles
Radiographic Anatomy
Hematologic and Blood Chemistry Values in Reptiles
Reptilian Formulary
Amphibian Formulary
Appendixes
Reptile Viral Diseases-Summary Table
Reptile Parasites-Summary Table
Environmental, Dietary, and Reproductive Characteristics Reptiles
Selected Sources of Reptilian Products
United States Commercial Analytical Laboratories
Weights and Measures Conversions
Fahrenheit versus Centigrade Conversion
US-IU (Blood Values) Conversion
Pharmacology Abbreviations
Glossary
Index
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