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Essentials of tortoise medicine and surgery

Author: John Chitty, (Veterinarian); Aidan Raftery
Publisher: Chichester, West Sussex : Wiley Blackwell, 2013.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Document   Computer File : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Reach for this book whenever a sick or injured tortoise comes into the surgery. Essentials of Tortoise Medicine and Surgery is designed as 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 and freshwater turtles, the emphasis is on the more common and likely  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Additional Physical Format: Print version
Chitty, John
Essentials of Tortoise Medicine and Surgery
Hoboken : Wiley,c2013
Material Type: Document
Document Type: Book, Computer File
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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