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Crocodiles: Biology, Husbandry and Diseases

By: FW Huchzermeyer(Author)

337 pages, colour plates, b/w photos, illustrations, tables

CABI Publishing

Hardback | Dec 2003 | #137784 | ISBN: 0851996566
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NHBS Price: £140.00 $184/€159 approx

About this book

Crocodiles: Biology, Husbandry and Diseases is a comprehensive reference work on the biology, management and health of crocodiles, alligators and gharials. It is applicable to both farmed and captive animals.The introductory chapter describes crocodilian anatomy, physiology, biochemistry, and behaviour. One chapter is devoted to important aspects of crocodile farming, namely nutrition; incubation of eggs; rearing; breeding; slaughter; and welfare. Subsequent chapters cover transmissible, nontransmissible and organ diseases, and diseases of eggs and hatchlings.

"Fritz Huchzermeyer's long awaited book on crocodile husbandry is out, and was worth waiting for [...] will stand frequent consultation and years on the laboratory bench where it will be an invaluable aid to diagnosis and treatment."
- Perran Ross, Crocodile Specialist Group, University of Florida, USA

"The book is easy to read and has a strong emphasis on husbandry and pathology. Crocodilian anatomy and physiology is explained in a simple and effective manner. The work is well referenced and the enthusiasm of the author for his subject is obvious."
- R Johnson, Australian Veterinary Journal, 82(10), 2004


Chapter 1: Crocodiles and Alligators
The Species of Crocodilians
Crocodilian Anatomy
Crocodilian Physiology
Crocodilian Biochemistry
Crocodilian Behaviour

Chapter 2: Examination of Crocodiles and Clinical Procedures
Clinical Examination
Postmortem Examination
Surgical Interventions

Chapter 3: Important Aspects of Crocodile Farming
Incubation of Crocodile eggs
Crocodiles in Zoos and Private Collections
Animal Welfare

Chapter 4: Diseases of Eggs and Hatchlings
Diseases of the egg
Diseases of the Yolk Sac
Hatchling Diseases
Congenital Malformations

Chapter 5: Transmissible Diseases
Viral Infections
Bacterial Infections
Fungal Infections
Parasitic Protozoa
Metazoan Endoparasites

Chapter 6: Nontransmissible Diseases
Nutritional Deficiencies
Multifactorial Diseases

Chapter 7: Organ Diseases and Miscellaneous Conditions
Skin Diseases
Eye Diseases
Diseases of the Digestive System
Diseases of the Urogenital System
Diseases of the Nervous System
Diseases of the Circulatory System
Diseases of the Respiratory System
Diseases of the Skeletal-muscular System
Diseases of the Endocrine System
Miscellaneous Pathological Conditions

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