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Reptile Medicine and Surgery - Pageburst E-Book on VitalSource (Retail Access Card), 2nd Edition


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This outstanding clinical reference provides valuable insights into solving a clinical dilemma, formulating a diagnosis, developing a therapeutic plan, and verifying a drug dose. This book offers the most thorough information and knowledge in the increasingly popular area of keeping reptiles as pets. The information is outlined in an easy-to-use format for quick access that is essential for emergency and clinical situations.

Table of Contents

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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

Key Features

    • 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

Published Reviews

    "The eagerly-awaited second editition 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." Vetinary Times Vol 36 No 11.

Author Information

    By Douglas R. Mader, MS, DVM, Marathon Veterinary Hospital, Marathon, FL

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Reptile Medicine and Surgery - Pageburst E-Book on VitalSource (Retail Access Card), 2nd Edition
  • Digital Book
  • Reference
  • 1264 Pages
  • Imprint: Saunders
  • ISBN: 978-1-4557-3458-0
  • Copyright: 2006