Common Reptile Diseases and Treatment

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With the continued growth in popularity of reptiles as pets, more and more practitioners will be called upon to treat their unique diseases and ailments. This essential guide provides practitioners at all levels of experience with a concise and complete introduction to the most common reptile diseases and their treatments. Its easy to use format and accessible language make this much needed handbook ideal for use in a busy practice. Shawn Messonier's extensive experience in the diagnosis and treatment of reptile ...
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Overview

With the continued growth in popularity of reptiles as pets, more and more practitioners will be called upon to treat their unique diseases and ailments. This essential guide provides practitioners at all levels of experience with a concise and complete introduction to the most common reptile diseases and their treatments. Its easy to use format and accessible language make this much needed handbook ideal for use in a busy practice. Shawn Messonier's extensive experience in the diagnosis and treatment of reptile diseases will lend confidence to practitioners new to reptile practice and will be welcomed by others whose frequent treatment of reptiles demands a handy, quick-reference guide. From the basics of starting a reptile practice and an introduction to reptile care, Dr Messonnier covers all aspects of clinical care of reptiles with individual chapters devoted to diseases of some of the most popular reptiles: iguanas, snakes and turtles. His treatment protocols for common diseases and disorders are thorough yet succinct, allowing practitioners to diagnose and treat reptile cases quickly and correctly.

Common Reptile Diseases and Treatment is the handbook you will turn to again and again to find the answers to the most prevalent problems in reptile practice.

Starting a reptile practice, parasites, trmt protocol for metabolic bone disease, blood values for boas & pythons.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780865425538
  • Publisher: Wiley, John & Sons, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 1/28/1996
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 174
  • Product dimensions: 5.98 (w) x 8.93 (h) x 0.38 (d)

Table of Contents

Preface
Acknowledgments
Ch. 1 Starting a Reptile Practice 5
Ch. 2 Marketing 13
Ch. 3 Housing 16
Ch. 4 Feeding 23
Ch. 5 Clinical Procedures 33
Ch. 6 Diseases and Treatment of Iguanas 53
Ch. 7 Diseases and Treatment of Snakes 80
Ch. 8 Diseases and Treatment of Turtles 103
Ch. 9 Parasites 129
App. I Formulary 139
App. II Common Supplies 149
App. III Iguana Diet 150
App. IV Calcium Content of Common Foods 152
App. V Treatment Protocol for Metabolic Bone Disease 153
App. VI Treatment Protocol for Infectious Stomatitis 154
App. VII Treatment Protocol for Hypovitaminosis A 156
App. VIII Fluid Therapy Guide 157
App. IX Force-Feeding Guide 159
App. X Normal Blood Values for Boas and Pythons 161
App. XI Normal Blood Values for the California Desert Tortoise 162
App. XII Normal Blood Values for the Green Iguana 163
App. XIII Interpretation of the Blood Profile 164
Index 166
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