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Reptile Medicine and Surgery (2nd Ed)

Reptile Medicine and Surgery (2nd Ed)

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.


"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.

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

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


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