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
New to this Edition
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
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
By Douglas R. Mader, MS, DVM, Marathon Veterinary Hospital, Marathon, FL
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"The eagerly-awaited second edition 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." Veterinary Times Vol 36 No 11.