Reptile Medicine and Surgery

Reptile Medicine and Surgery

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by Stephen J. Divers
     
 

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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.

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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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Editorial Reviews

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.
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.
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.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781416064770
Publisher:
Elsevier Health Sciences
Publication date:
12/13/2005
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
1264
File size:
192 MB
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