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Medicine and Surgery of Tortoises and Turtles

Edited By: Stuart McArthur, Roger Wilkingson and Jean Meyer

579 pages, Col plates, tabs


Hardback | Dec 2004 | #137999 | ISBN: 1405108894
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Definitive reference including contributions from world experts in chelonian medicine and surgery. Contains cutting edge science alongside user-friendly clinical data.

A welcome addition to the expanding base of literature devoted to reptile medicine. Animal Keepers' Forum (US)


Dedications. Foreword. List of Contributors. 1. Introduction (Stuart McArthur, Roger Wilkinson, Michelle Barrows and Jean Meyer) 2. Infectious Agents (Stuart McArthur) 3. Anatomy and Physiology (Stuart McArthur, Jean Meyer and Charles Innis) 4. Nutrition (Stuart McArthur and Michelle Barrows) 5. General Care of Chelonians (Stuart McArthur and Michelle Barrows) 6. Diagnosis (Michelle Barrows, Stuart McArthur and Roger Wilkinson) 7. Clinical Pathology (Roger Wilkinson) 8. Diagnostic Imaging Techniques (Roger Wilkinson, Stephen Hernandez-Divers, Maud Lafortune, Ian Calvert, Michaela Gumpenberger and Stuart McArthur) 9. Hospitalisation (Stuart McArthur) 10. Feeding Techniques and Fluids (Stuart McArthur) 11. Interpretation of Presenting Signs (Stuart McArthur) 12. Problem-Solving Approach to Conditions of Marine Turtles (Stuart McArthur) 13. Problem-Solving Approach to Common Diseases of Terrestrial and Semi-Aquatic Chelonians (Stuart McArthur) 14. Anaesthesia, Analgesia and Euthanasia (Stuart McArthur) 15. Surgery (Stuart McArthur and Stephen Hernandez-Divers) 16. Therapeutics (Roger Wilkinson) 17. Formulary (Roger Wilkinson) 18. Appendices. Appendix A: Turtle Conservation (Stuart McArthur) Appendix B: Plants Suggested to be Poisonous to Chelonians (Stuart McArthur) Appendix C: Care Sheets (Stuart McArthur and Michele Barrows) Appendix D: Rehabilitation of Asian Chelonians (Charles Innis) Appendix E: A Selective Chelonian Taxonomy (Roger Wilkinson) Appendix F: Viral Disease (Stuart McArthur) References. Index.

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