Spans a range of topics relevant to keeping, breeding and understanding the health problems of the green iguana and offers a synthesis of the work and experiences of biologists, nutritionists, and veterinarians who have worked with the animals, both in the field and in captivity. Topics include biology and reproduction in the wild, nutrition in the wild and captivity, ontogeny of captive iguanas, husbandry, clinical evolution, diseases, drug dosages and chemotherapeutics, anaesthesia and surgery, and diagnostic imaging.
Contributors; Foreword by Thomas Huntington Boyer, DVM; Preface; Introduction; Chapter; 1 Biology and Reproduction in the Wild; Gordon H. Rodda, PhD; 2 Ontogeny of Captive and Wild Iguanas: From Emergence to Mating; Allison C. Alberts, PhD, Nancy C. Pratt-Hawkes, PhD, and John A. Phillips, PhD; 3 Nutrition in the Wild; David J. Baer, PhD; 4 Nutrition in Captivity; Mary E. Allen, PhD and Olav T. Oftedal, PhD; 5 Husbandry and Management; Juergen Schumacher, DVM, DACZM, Gunther Kohler, DVM Lara K. Maxwell, DVM, PhD, Frederick B, Antonio, BS, and Robert W. Ehrig; 6 Clinical Evaluation and Diagnostic Techniques; Elliott R. Jacobson, DVM, PhD, DACZM; 7 Infectious and Noninfectious Diseases; Lara K. Maxwell, DVM, PhD; 8 Drug Dosages and Chemotherapeutics; Lara K. Maxwell, DVM, PhD, and Kelly E. Helmick, MS, DVM; 9 Anesthesia and Surgery; Brad Lock, DVM and R. Avery Bennett, MS, DVM, DACVS; 10 Diagnostic Imaging; Susan N. Newell, DVM, MS, DACVR and Gregory Roberts, DVM, MS, DACVR; Index
Dr. Elliott Jacobson received his PhD in Zoology (endocrinology) and his DVM from the University of Missouri. He is currently a professor in the Department of Small Animal Clinical Sciences at the College of Veterinary Medicine, University of Florida. He is a Diplomate of the American College of Zoological Medicine where he teaches veterinary students and supervises a postgraduate residency training program in his specialty, wildlife and zoological medicine. He also serves as Service Chief of Wildlife and Zoological Medicine at the Veterinary Medical Teaching Hospital, University of Florida. This service evaluates all nondomestic species submitted for examination to the VMTH. His research focuses on infectious diseases of reptiles including paramyxoviral infection of snakes, mycoplasmosis of tortoises, and fibropapilloma of sea turtles. He has authored over 200 publications in a wide variety of books and journals.