Reptile Medicine and Surgery / Edition 2

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Overview

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

The book contains predominantly black-and-white illustrations, with some color illustrations.

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Editorial Reviews

From the Publisher
"The eagerly-awaited second editition of this textbook has now arrived!...The editor and authors are to be congratulated on the scientific content and excellent illustrations of the text... This is truly a textbook, rather than a quick reference manual, and it is to be highly recommended for the library of any serious reptile clinician." Vetinary Times Vol 36 No 11.
Thomas J. Burke
This book is devoted to clinical medicine and surgery of captive reptiles. The author is well recognized in this field, as are most of the contributors. The purpose is to be the first reference a clinician will use when presented with a reptilian patient. In large part, this book fulfills those goals. The intended audience is the private practitioner who sees, or would like to see, reptilian patients. It will be of use to veterinary students as well. Other than the species covered, there are no unique features in this book. More color plates would have been helpful. Chapters 29 to 32 add little to the text but would have been very useful had they been presented in algorithmic form. Overall, this book achieves most of its goals. However, its use to the busy clinician is hampered by the need for some very tedious reading and lack of arrows or other indicators on the photographs. One potentially very useful chapter (61) does not agree with the written text on several dosages and is somewhat difficult to use.
From The Critics
Reviewer: Thomas J. Burke, DVM, MS (University of Illinois College of Veterinary Medicine)
Description: This book is devoted to clinical medicine and surgery of captive reptiles. The author is well recognized in this field, as are most of the contributors.
Purpose: The purpose is to be the first reference a clinician will use when presented with a reptilian patient. In large part, this book fulfills those goals.
Audience: The intended audience is the private practitioner who sees, or would like to see, reptilian patients. It will be of use to veterinary students as well.
Features: Other than the species covered, there are no unique features in this book. More color plates would have been helpful. Chapters 29 to 32 add little to the text but would have been very useful had they been presented in algorithmic form.
Assessment: Overall, this book achieves most of its goals. However, its use to the busy clinician is hampered by the need for some very tedious reading and lack of arrows or other indicators on the photographs. One potentially very useful chapter (61) does not agree with the written text on several dosages and is somewhat difficult to use.

3 Stars from Doody
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780721693279
  • Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences
  • Publication date: 12/27/2005
  • Edition description: REV
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 1264
  • Sales rank: 850,559
  • Product dimensions: 8.80 (w) x 11.10 (h) x 2.10 (d)

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
65. Pneumonia/Upper Respiratory Disease
66. Renal Disease
Urinalysis
67. Shell Damage
68. Salmonellosis
69. Spinal Osteopathy
70. Tail Damage
71. Thermal Burns
72. Upper Alimentary Tract Disease (Infectious Stomatitis “Mouth Rot” and Other Oral Cavity Disease)
73. Upper Respiratory Tract Disease in Tortoises (Mycoplasma)
74. Vomiting/Regurgitation
Section 8 — SPECIAL TOPICS
75. Medical Care of Amphibians
76. Rehabilitation of Sea Turtles
77. Medical Care of Tuatara
78. Large Collections: Special Considerations
79. Reptilian Zoonoses
80. Laws and Regulations
American
European
81. Working with Venomous Species — Emergency Protocols
82. Understanding Diagnostic Testing
83. Reported Toxicities in Reptiles
84. Artificial Lighting
85. Disinfectants for the Vivarium
86. Computed Tomographic and MRI Anatomy of Reptiles
87. Radiographic Anatomy
Section 9 — APPENDIX
88. English-Metric Conversion
89. US-IU Conversion
90. Hematologic and Blood Chemistry Values in Reptiles
91. Reptilian and Amphibian Formulary
GLOSSARY
INDEX

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