Medicine and Surgery of Tortoises and Turtles / Edition 1

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Medicine and Surgery of Tortoises and Turtles emerges as the definitive reference work on tortoise and turtle medicine and surgery worldwide. Containing a wealth of information, this book will be invaluable to researchers and practitioners alike. The unique style of the authors ensures an ideal balance between scientific data and practical, down-to-earth clinical information. Divided into sections on diagnosis and anesthesia; anatomy, husbandry and nutrition; therapeutics; and a systematic approach to physiology and disease, the text covers everything from imaging to virus isolation. Medicine and Surgery of Tortoises and Turtles remains easy to use despite the immense amount of information covered. This comprehensive volume is perfect for veterinary surgeons who specialize in tortoises and turtles, herpetologists, zoos, and for other tortoise and turtle enthusiasts.

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"A welcome addition to the expanding base of literature devoted to reptile medicine."

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781405108898
  • Publisher: Wiley
  • Publication date: 3/28/2004
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 600
  • Product dimensions: 8.60 (w) x 12.05 (h) x 1.29 (d)

Meet the Author

Stuart McArthur, Roger Wilkinson and Jean Meyer

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Table of Contents



List of Contributors.

1. Introduction (Stuart McArthur, Roger Wilkinson, Michelle Barrows and Jean Meyer).

2. Infectious Agents (Stuart McArthur).

3. Anatomy and Physiology (Stuart McArthur, Jean Meyer and Charles Innis).

4. Nutrition (Stuart McArthur and Michelle Barrows).

5. General Care of Chelonians (Stuart McArthur and Michelle Barrows).

6. Diagnosis (Michelle Barrows, Stuart McArthur and Roger Wilkinson).

7. Clinical Pathology (Roger Wilkinson).

8. Diagnostic Imaging Techniques (Roger Wilkinson, Stephen Hernandez-Divers, Maud Lafortune, Ian Calvert, Michaela Gumpenberger and Stuart McArthur).

9. Hospitalisation (Stuart McArthur).

10. Feeding Techniques and Fluids (Stuart McArthur).

11. Interpretation of Presenting Signs (Stuart McArthur).

12. Problem-Solving Approach to Conditions of Marine Turtles (Stuart McArthur).

13. Problem-Solving Approach to Common Diseases of Terrestrial and Semi-Aquatic Chelonians (Stuart McArthur).

14. Anaesthesia, Analgesia and Euthanasia (Stuart McArthur).

15. Surgery (Stuart McArthur and Stephen Hernandez-Divers).

16. Therapeutics (Roger Wilkinson).

17. Formulary (Roger Wilkinson).

18. Appendices.

Appendix A: Turtle Conservation (Stuart McArthur).

Appendix B: Plants Suggested to be Poisonous to Chelonians (Stuart McArthur).

Appendix C: Care Sheets (Stuart McArthur and Michele Barrows).

Appendix D: Rehabilitation of Asian Chelonians (Charles Innis).

Appendix E: A Selective Chelonian Taxonomy (Roger Wilkinson).

Appendix F: Viral Disease (Stuart McArthur).



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