Reptile Medicine and Surgery / Edition 1

Reptile Medicine and Surgery / Edition 1

by Douglas R. Mader
     
 

Covers the clinical aspects of reptile medicine and surgery, and serves as a practical and comprehensive handbook. It is written by experts in the field, and contains case reports and client handouts. Topics addressed include: the economics of reptile care; the biology of serpentes squamata, chelonia, and crocodilians; special topics such as cardiology,… See more details below

Overview

Covers the clinical aspects of reptile medicine and surgery, and serves as a practical and comprehensive handbook. It is written by experts in the field, and contains case reports and client handouts. Topics addressed include: the economics of reptile care; the biology of serpentes squamata, chelonia, and crocodilians; special topics such as cardiology, reproduction, neurology, and ophthalmology; special techniques and procedures; differential diagnoses; and specific diseases and conditions such as bites, fractures, paramphimosis, and shell damage.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780721652085
Publisher:
Elsevier Health Sciences
Publication date:
01/01/1996
Edition description:
Older Edition
Pages:
512
Product dimensions:
8.70(w) x 11.20(h) x 1.11(d)

Table of Contents

Section 1. Introduction: Adding Reptile Patients to Your Practice. General Husbandry and Management. Reptile Zoonoses and Threats to Public Health. Reference Sources for Reptile Clinicians. Section 2. Biology: Snakes. Lizards. Turtles. Crocodilians. Section 3. Special Topics: Cardiology and Circulations. Dermatology. Microbiology. Neoplasia. Neurology. Nutrition. Ophthalmology. Parasitology. Perinatology of Pet Reptiles. Reproductive Biology. Viral Diseases. Section 4. Special Techniques and Procedures. Allometric Scaling: Extrapolating Treatment Regimens for Reptiles. Anesthesia. Clinical Pathology. Diagnostic Imaging. Diagnostic Techniques. Euthanasia and Necropsy. Fracture Management. Soft Tissue Surgery. Therapeutics. Section 5. Differential Diagnosis By Symptoms: Snakes. Lizards. Turtles. Crocodilians. Section 6. Specific Diseases and Conditions: Acariasis. Anorexia. Aural Abscesses. Bites from Prey. Cloacal Prolapse. Cryptosporidiosis. Diaorrhea. Digit Abnormalities. Dysecdysis. Dystocias. Gout. Hemoparasites. Hypo- And Hypervitaminosis A. Metabolic Bone Disease. Ophidean Paramyxovirus (OPMV). Paraphimosis. Pneumonia and Normal Respiratory Function. Postural Abnormalities. Seizures, Convulsions, Tremors. Shell Damage. Tail Damage. Thermal Burns. Upper Alimentary Tract Disease. Vomiting and Regurgitation. Section 7. Appendix: Sea Turtle Rehabilitation. Amphibian Husbandry and Medicine. Management of Large Reptile Collections. Evaluation of Artificial Lighting. Reptile and Amphibian Formulary. Hematologic and Blood Chemistry Values in Reptiles. Radiographic Anatomy.

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