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