Reptile Medicine and Surgery in Clinical Practice

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Reptile Medicine and Surgery in Clinical Practice is the ideal guide for the busy veterinarian treating occasional reptile cases. Designed as a quick reference, but with comprehensive coverage of all the topics needed for first opinion practice. Richly illustrated in colour throughout, the book presents the principles of reptile medicine and surgery including anatomy, physiology, behaviour, reproduction and infectious diseases. Application in a clinical setting is described, including guidance on the physical examination, diagnostic testing and imaging, treatment options and techniques including anaesthesia and surgery. With contributions from authors around the world, a balanced international viewpoint of herpetological medicine is presented.
Table of Contents

List of Contributors xi

Preface xv

1 Taxonomy and Introduction to Common Species 1
Bob Doneley

2 Anatomy and Physiology of Reptiles 15
Bairbre O’Malley

3 Behaviour in the Wild and in Captivity 33
Robert Johnson

4 Husbandry and Nutrition 45
Michelle Kischinovsky, Aidan Raftery and Shivananden Sawmy

5 Enclosure Design 61
Michael McFadden, Deborah Monks, Bob Doneley and Robert Johnson

6 Lighting 75
Frances M. Baines

7 Reproduction 91
Timothy J. Portas

8 Reptile Paediatrics 105
Deborah Monks and Bob Doneley

9 Setting Up and Equipping a Reptile Practice 115
Bob Doneley, Shane Simpson, Angela M. Lennox and John Chitty

10 The Reptile Consultation 125
Bob Doneley and Brendan Carmel

11 Diagnostic Testing 135
Rachel E. Marschang, Frank Pasmans, Tim Hyndman, Mark Mitchell and An Martel

12 Diagnostic Imaging 145
Zden¨§k Knotek, Shane Simpson and Paolo Martelli

13 Clinical Techniques and Supportive Care 159
Kimberly Vinette Herrin

14 Reptile Pharmacology 175
Tim Hyndman

15 Nutritional and Metabolic Diseases 185
Brendan Carmel and Robert Johnson

16 Infectious Diseases and Immunology 197
Tim Hyndman and Rachel E. Marschang

17 Differential Diagnoses: A ProblemBased Approach 217
Helen McCracken, Brendan Carmel, John Chitty, Bob Doneley, Robert Johnson, Angela M. Lennox, Deborah Monks and Annabelle Olsson

18 Disorders of the Integument 255
Linda Vogelnest

19 Diseases of the Gastrointestinal System 273
Robert Johnson and Bob Doneley

20 Diseases of the Cardiovascular System 287
Tegan Stephens and Alex Rosenwax

21 Diseases of the Respiratory System 299
Melinda L. Cowan

22 Disorders of the Reproductive System 307
Timothy J. Portas

23 Diseases of the Urinary Tract 323
Peter Holz

24 Diseases of the Nervous System 331
Hamish Baron and David N. Phalen

25 Disorders of the Musculoskeletal System 345
Adolf K. Maas

26 Diseases of the Organs of Special Senses 357
Alex Rosenwax and Tegan Stephens

27 Analgesia and Anaesthesia 369
Annabelle Olsson and Mark Simpson

28 Surgery 383
Zden¨§k Knotek and Stacey Leonatti Wilkinson

29 Turtle Shell Repair 397
Jane Roffey and Sasha Miles

30 Necropsy 409
Catherine M. Shilton

31 Reptile Parasitology in Health and Disease 425
Jan Šlapeta, David Modrý, Robert Johnson

32 Nursing the Reptile Patient 441
Gary Fitzgerald and Emma Whitlock

33 Euthanasia 449
Tim Hyndman


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