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A concise and practical quick reference guide to treating reptiles in first opinion veterinary practice

Reptile Medicine and Surgery in Clinical Practice is the ideal guide for the busy veterinarian treating reptile cases. Designed as a quick reference guide, but with comprehensive coverage of all the topics needed for first opinion practice, the book presents the principles of reptile medicine and surgery.

Richly illustrated chapters cover anatomy, physiology, behaviour, husbandry, reproduction, common diseases and disorders, and much more. Application in a clinical setting is emphasized throughout, including guidance on the physical examination, diagnostic testing and imaging, treatment options, and anaesthetic and surgical techniques.

- Practical quick-reference guide_ideal for the busy, first-opinion veterinary practitioner
- Richly illustrated in full colour throughout
- Edited by a team of highly experienced exotic animal veterinarians
- Useful reference for those studying for postgraduate certificates in exotic animal medicine

With contributions from experts around the globe, Reptile Medicine and Surgery in Clinical Practice is a valuable reference offering a balanced international view of herpetological medicine.

1. Taxonomy and Introduction to Common Species
2. Anatomy and Physiology of Reptiles
3. Behaviour in the Wild and in Captivity
4. Husbandry and Nutrition
5. Enclosure Design
6. Lighting
7. Reproduction
8. Reptile Paediatrics
9. Setting Up and Equipping a Reptile Practice
10. The Reptile Consultation
11. Diagnostic Testing
12. Diagnostic Imaging
13. Clinical Techniques and Supportive Care
14. Reptile Pharmacology
15. Nutritional and Metabolic Diseases
16. Infectious Diseases and Immunology
17. Differential Diagnoses: A Problem?Based Approach
18. Disorders of the Integument
19. Diseases of the Gastrointestinal System
20. Diseases of the Cardiovascular System
21. Diseases of the Respiratory System
22. Disorders of the Reproductive System
23. Diseases of the Urinary Tract
24. Diseases of the Nervous System
25. Disorders of the Musculoskeletal System
26. Diseases of the Organs of Special Senses
27. Analgesia and Anaesthesia
28. Surgery
29. Turtle Shell Repair
30. Necropsy
31. Reptile Parasitology in Health and Disease
32. Nursing the Reptile Patient
33. Euthanasia
Appendix 1: Formulary
Appendix 2: Reference Intervals for Commonly Kept Reptile Species

Author information:
Bob Doneley is an Associate Professor and Head of the Avian and Exotic Pet Service at the School of Veterinary Science, University of Queensland, Australia.
Deborah Monks is the principal of the Brisbane Bird and Exotics Veterinary Service, Australia.
Robert Johnson is the principal of the South Penrith Veterinary Clinic, Australia.
Brendan Carmel is the principal of the Warranwood Veterinary Centre, Australia.

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