This most important book fully examines the welfare of captive reptiles and discusses the positive and negative implications of general husbandry and research programmes. The editors, acknowledged experts in their own right, have drawn together an extremely impressive international group of contributors providing clearly written and comprehensive accounts of aspects such as physiology, physical stress, diet, veterinary and environmental issues, normal behaviour, psychological stress and informed design in research.
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.
Dr. Agnes Rupley has assembled an expert team of authors on the topic of Wellness Management of Exotic Animals. The focus of article topics include: Keeping the Exotic Pet Mentally Healthy, Pet Psittacines, Wellness management of Raptors, Wellness management of Backyard Poultry and Waterfowl, Wellness management of Rabbits, Wellness management of Ferrets, Wellness management of Small Mammals, Wellness management of Reptiles and Amphibians, and more!
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 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
The latest information on training and behavior of exotic pet animals for the exotic animal veterinarian. Topics to be covered include the application of science based training technology, a framework for solving behavior problems, training avian patients and their caregivers, trained falconry birds and veterinary medicine: preserving the client/veterinarian relationship, technicians and animal training, small mammal training in the veterinary practice, training reptiles and amphibians for medical and husbandry, training fish and invertebrates for husbandry and medical behaviors, marine mammal training, training birds and small mammals for medical behaviors, and more.
Current Therapy in Reptile Medicine and Surgery is a valuable reference that emphasizes topics of real clinical relevance in reptile and amphibian medicine. With details on therapeutic regimens, this text also features coverage of infectious diseases, anesthesia, surgery, and advances in biology and conservation. Colorful illustrations showcase exotic animals, and numerous tables and figures provide quick access to essential information. "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 Selected topics of real clinical significance from the latest veterinary scientific literature explore today’s reptile and amphibian practice. A discussion of the most current theory and practical applications of diagnostic endoscopy in reptiles provides insight into minimally-invasive endoscopic procedures, including biopsy techniques. Expert contributors combine forces to bring you the most cutting-edge information available, offering authoritative and sometimes controversial opinions in particular areas. Expert contributors offer the most current thoughts on diagnosing new and emerging diseases, including a thorough review of molecular diagnostics. The latest therapeutics are discussed, and the most up-to-date formulary and library of normal clinical pathology values is provided. The most current and comprehensive discussion of amphibian medicine in print in the last decade!
This new edition provides the reader with new chapters on emergency care and endoscopy. Appendices include a formulary, a table of differentials for presenting signs, and a protocol for handling venomous snakes and lizards.
Includes bibliographical references (p. 158-169) and index.
When Nicholas was four years old his mother took him by the hand and led him away from his father, his brother and his Ukrainian home, across the Carpathian mountains, through the Iron Curtain and eventually to Britain, and a new life. But growing up in Bradford Nicholas is an outcast, his only friend the effervescent Faye. And when she moves away - then one day stops replying to his letters - Nicholas is left alone. Years later, when Nicholas and Faye meet again, neither is sure about the other. Faye is about to be married, and Nicholas is not even sure that he recognises the girl who once filled his head. Meanwhile, a trick of fate brings Nicholas and his father, recently arrived in England, together. Both men, believing the other to be dead, fail to make the connection. With Nicholas's mother dead, no-one can help them slot their lives together. And Nicholas, unsure what to do about his first and what he is convinced will be his last love, turns to his father for advice -
"Whether writing for a term paper, looking up organizations involving animal rights, or researching information as an animal lover, this is a resource chock full of information on animal rights and welfare. Coverage of issues, controversies, significant historical figures, and ideologies related to the treatment of animals are comprehensive. The essays cover a wide spectrum from the founding of the ASPCA and trapping, to religion and animals. The directory of organizations serves practical purposes, suchas where to obtain a three-dimensional model of the frog for educators and both high school and college students".--"Outstanding Reference Sources : the 1999 Selection of New Titles", American Libraries, May 1999. Comp. by the Reference Sources Committee, RUSA, ALA.
Kleinsäuger, Ziervögel, Reptilien, Fische und Amphibien: alle wichtigen Tiergruppen in einem Buch! Das "Einsteigerbuch" für die Heimtierpraxis! Wissen für die Praxis: Biologie, Haltung und alle klinisch wichtigen Krankheitsbilder! Übersichtliche und verlässliche Arzneimitteltabellen. Neu: separate Kapitel zur Labordiagnostik . Neu: Kurzporträts zu exotischen Kleinsäugern. Im Buch enthalten: Gutschein über € 30,- für Online-Fortbildung mit den Autoren des Buches. Alles über Kleinsäuger, Vögel, Reptilien, Fische und Amphibien zwischen zwei Buchdeckeln! Das Standardwerk der Heimtiermedizin ist eine sichere Referenz für die Heimtiersprechstunde. In 26 Kapiteln geben die „Krankheiten der Heimtiere“ Informationen zur Symptomatik, Diagnostik und Therapie von Erkrankungen bei Heimtieren sowie zur Haltung, Fütterung und Fortpflanzung der jeweiligen Tierart oder Tiergruppe. Neue Kapitel zur Labordiagnostik von Kleinsäugern, Vögeln und Reptilien vermitteln einen schnellen Überblick über Probenentnahme, Probenaufbereitung und die Interpretation von Ergebnissen. Rund 1000 Abbildungen und verlässliche Arzneimitteltabellen am Ende jedes Kapitels machen das Werk zu einem äußerst hilfreichen Nachschlagewerk.
Der vorliegende Atlas ist eine bislang einmalige Zusammenstellung aller bildgebenden Verfahren für die drei großen "Heimtierklassen" Vögel, Kleinsäuger und Reptilien. Für jede Kleintierpraxis liegt damit eine ideale Ergänzung zu der bisher verfügbaren Literatur der bildgebenden Diagnostik vor.