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By John Chitty, Aidan Raftery

ISBN-10: 1118656377

ISBN-13: 9781118656372

ISBN-10: 1405195444

ISBN-13: 9781405195447

Achieve for this e-book each time a unwell or injured tortoise comes into the surgical procedure. Essentials of Tortoise medication and Surgery is designed as a concise and sensible fast reference for the busy practitioner seeing chelonians as a part of their caseload.  overlaying every little thing from species identity to universal uncomplicated surgical procedure for tortoises and freshwater turtles, the emphasis is at the extra universal and certain diagnoses.

the 1st component of the e-book supplies an summary of the fundamentals of tortoise and semi-aquatic/ aquatic freshwater turtle husbandry and preserving, in addition to a advisor to common research and diagnostic strategies open to clinicians. the second one part presents a scientific consultant according to medical indicators and differential diagnoses.

established upon the adventure of authors who've been training with those species for a number of a long time, this publication is an invaluable consultant to veterinarians, scholars, veterinary nurses and technicians new to operating with those interesting creatures.  it's going to additionally function an invaluable aide memoire to more matured clinicians.

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Kuchling, G. (1999) The Reproductive Biology of the Chelonia. Springer-Verlag, Berlin. Mayer, J. (2006) Reptile behavior. In: Exotic Pet Behavior (eds T. Bradley Bays, T. Lightfoot & J. Mayer). Saunders, St Louis, MO. -G. (2008) The Lives of Captive Reptiles. Society for the Study of Amphibians and Reptiles, Smithsonian Institute, Washington, DC. 1 Husbandry The Husbandry Review A thorough review of husbandry is an essential part of any chelonian examination. A large proportion of the problems presented are due either directly or indirectly to incorrect or substandard husbandry.

Succulent foods rich in simple carbohydrates) or obesity/growth deformities may result (see the nutrition section) as fewer calories are expended in seeking food. When prehending food, many species will smell the food first, appearing to stand over the food and ‘huff’ (a deep panting breath with movement of the forelimbs – there may be an audible hiss with these breaths). They may then take a light, incomplete bite to ‘taste’ before beginning to feed properly. In the clinical setting, it is important to recognise these pre-feeding behaviours, especially in the typical anorexic hospitalised tortoise.

Kuchling, G. (1999) The Reproductive Biology of the Chelonia. Springer-Verlag, Berlin. Mayer, J. (2006) Reptile behavior. In: Exotic Pet Behavior (eds T. Bradley Bays, T. Lightfoot & J. Mayer). Saunders, St Louis, MO. -G. (2008) The Lives of Captive Reptiles. Society for the Study of Amphibians and Reptiles, Smithsonian Institute, Washington, DC. 1 Husbandry The Husbandry Review A thorough review of husbandry is an essential part of any chelonian examination. A large proportion of the problems presented are due either directly or indirectly to incorrect or substandard husbandry.

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