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Essentials of tortoise medicine and surgery

Author: John Chitty, (Veterinarian); Aidan Raftery
Publisher: Chichester, West Sussex : Wiley Blackwell, 2013.
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A concise and practical quick reference for the busy practitioner seeing chelonians as part of their caseload. Covering everything from species identification to common basic surgery for tortoises  Read more...

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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: John Chitty, (Veterinarian); Aidan Raftery
ISBN: 9781405195447 1405195444 9781118656372 1118656377 9781118583999 111858399X 9781118583982 1118583981 9781118583968 1118583965
OCLC Number: 830807370
Description: v, 338 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 25 cm
Contents: Part I Introduction; 1 Biology; 1.1 Species and Family Overview; 1.2 Natural History; 1.3 Sex Determination and Incubation of Eggs; 1.4 Physiology/Anatomy; 1.5 Chelonian Behaviour; 2 Husbandry; 2.1 The Husbandry Review; 2.2 Hibernation; 3 Practice Needs; 3.1 Equipment; 3.2 Economics; 3.3 Hospitalisation; 3.4 Instructions for Receptionists; 4 Examination; 4.1 Transport Guidelines; 4.2 History and Examination Techniques; 4.3 Handling; 4.4 Zoonoses; 5 Basic Techniques; 5.1 Venipuncture and Sample Handling. 5.2 Toenail Trimming 5.3 Beak Trim; 5.4 Stomach Tubing; 5.5 Injection Techniques and Therapeutics; 5.6 Fluid Therapy; 5.7 Cytological Sampling and Biopsy; 5.8 Microchipping; 5.9 Euthanasia; 6 General Anaesthesia; 7 Imaging; 7.1 Radiography; 7.2 Ultrasound; 7.3 Endoscopy and Biopsy; 7.4 Advanced Imaging Techniques; 8 Surgery; 8.1 Surgery Needs and Equipment; 8.2 Haemostasis; 8.3 Surgical Techniques; 9 Clinical Pathology; 9.1 Haematology and Serum Biochemistry; 9.2 Parasitology; 9.3 Microbiology; 9.4 Post-mortem Examination Techniques; Part II Presentations; 10 Anorexia; 11 Diarrhoea. 12 Dyspnoea; 12.1 Respiratory Disease; 12.2 Coelomic Cavity Distension; 13 Otitis Media/Aural Abscess; 14 Egg Retention/Dystocia; 15 Fallen in Pond; 16 Follicular Stasis; 17 Orthopaedics; 18 Fractures of the Shell; 19 Hepatic Lipidosis; 20 Lameness; 21 Lethargy; 22 Soft Tissue Masses; 23 Nasal Discharge; 24 Ocular and Conjunctival/Palpebral Swelling; 25 Ocular Opacities and Blindness; 26 Generalised Oedema or Anasarca; 27 Inflammation of the Oral (Stomatitis) and Pharyngeal Areas; 28 External Parasites; 29 Internal Parasites; 30 Peeling Skin or Shell; 31 Prolapse; 32 Shell Disease. 33 Skin Ulceration; 34 Soft Tissue Trauma; 35 Swimming Problems; 36 Swollen Limbs; 37 Uroliths; 38 Vomiting and Regurgitation; 39 Metabolic Bone Diseases; 40 Shell Deformities; Appendix 1: Formulary; Appendix 2: Haematological Normals; Appendix 3: Toxicoses; Index.
Responsibility: John Chitty, Aidan Raftery.
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In summary, this book is a practical gem, and should become a very useful, well-thumbed addition to the general veterinary practice library. It is mainly aimed at guiding those less experienced with Read more...

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