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
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
- 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.