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Essentials of Tortoise Medicine and Surgery

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ISBN-10: 1405195444

ISBN-13: 9781405195447

Edition: 2013

Authors: John Chitty, Aidan Raftery

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Book details

Copyright year: 2013
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons, Limited
Publication date: 9/10/2013
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 344
Size: 6.75" wide x 9.50" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 1.452
Language: English

Guide to the common species, identification, sexing, environmental needs and dietary needs
Practice Needs
A guide to the requirements (equipment etc) needed to see these species, graded from basis to advanced depending on caseloads
Nursing care and basic reception triage
History and Clinical Examination Techniques
Basic Techniques
Handling, clinical and injection techniques, basic therapeutics, critical care, clinical triage, sample taking techniques
Anaesthesia, Imaging and Basic Surgery Techniques
Principles and basics of anaesthesia and surgery, and Imaging (radiography and basic endoscopy, CT, MRI)
Clinical Pathology
Haematology, biochemistry, cytology, bacteriology, parasitology, post-mortem techniques, relevant virology. Emphasis will be on tests, their uses / indications, and interpretation, rather than laboratory techniques
Presentations/ Conditions
Brief clinical guides sorted by presenting sign, including differential diagnoses
Eye and conjunctival swellings
Ocular opacities
Ear abscess
Beak overgrown
Oral infection
Nasal discharge
Peeling skin
Body Swelling (puffiness)
Swollen limb/extremity
Shell fracture/ injury
Shell infection
Egg binding
Anorexia - including post-hibernation
Internal parasites
External parasites
Bite wounds - skin and shell
Difficulty in breathing - including "open mouth" and "respiratory noise"
Euthanasia and confirming death
Haematology/ Biochemistry "normals"
Flow Charts showing clinical approach to some common clinical presentations