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Current Therapy in Reptile Medicine and Surgery


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Specialization in Reptile Medicine SECTION I: ADVANCES IN REPTILE MEDICINE 1. Current Herpetological Husbandry and Products 2. Common Pathology and Diseases Seen in Pet Store Reptiles 3. Clinical Aspects of Evolution in Reptile Medicine 4. Molecular Infectious Disease Diagnostics 5. Clinical Virology 6. Updates on Fungal Infections in Reptiles 7. Therapeutics 8. Clinical Pathology 9. CT and MRI 10. Ultrasonography 11. Conditioning and Behavioral Training in Reptiles SECTION II: ADVANCES IN ANESTHESIA, SURGERY AND ANALGESIA 12. Anesthesia 13. Diagnostic Endoscopy 14. Endosurgery 15. Vacuum Assisted Wound Closure in Chelonians 16. New Techniques in Chelonian Shell Repair 17. Video Telescopic Operating Microscope: A Recent Development in Reptile Microsurgery 18. Analgesia 19. Reptiles and Amphibians in Laboratory Animal Medicine SECTION III: ADVANCES IN AMPHIBIAN MEDICINE 20. Amphibian Therapy 21. Amphibian Diversity in a New Era of Amphibian Taxonomy 22. Exhibiting Amphibians 23. Infectious Diseases of Amphibians: It Isn't Just Redleg Anymore 24. Chytridiomycosis 25. Short Tongue Syndrome and Hypovitaminosis A 26. Ranaviruses SECTION IV: ADVANCES IN BIOLOGY, CONSERVATION, LEGAL AND RESEARCH 27. Conservation Issues 28. Invasive and Introduced Reptiles and Amphibians 29. Techniques for Working with Wild Reptiles 30. Forensics in Reptile Investigation APPENDICES Appendix 1: Developing your Reptile Medicine IQ: Learning How to Get the Most Out of and Contribute to the Herpetologic Literature Appendix 2: Drug Formulary and Laboratory Normals


"This is an excellent book and deserves a place on the bookshelf of any specialist interested in herptile medicine. But is it worth the price tag for the generalist? There are other good books out there, such as the two editions of Mader's previous reptile medicine and surgery book, and, possibly, the British Small Animal Veterinary Association's Manual of Reptiles, to name a few; however, none of these are as up to date on the specific topics covered, are as lavishly produced, nor do they have as comprehensive reviews on anaesthesia and analgesic protocols for herptiles. This is a great book for anyone interested in herptile medicine and surgery, worth every penny and I am sure will go on to become a regular series." Reviewed by: Jonathan Cracknell. Date: 25/07/2014

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