New PDF release: Amphibian Medicine and Captive Husbandry

By Kevin N. Wright, Brent R. Whitaker

ISBN-10: 0894649175

ISBN-13: 9780894649172

Amphibian medication and Captive Husbandry is designed to introduce veterinary practitioners to the analysis and remedy of illness in captive amphibians. even if designed for the veterinary clinician, this article is a vital a part of any herpetologist's library, overlaying a variety of facets of amphibian captive husbandry and propagation whereas supplying an organization starting place that permits the reader to judge a given husbandry regimen. The analysis of disorder in amphibians by way of the applying of easy clinicopathologic innovations is mentioned. Infectious, metabolic, dietary, neoplastic, and idiopathic issues of amphibians are tested intimately. totally illustrated, this quantity includes 243 colour photos, 317 black and white figures, and fifty four tables that increase the usefulness of the textual content and may be of curiosity to zoos and aquariums with amphibian monitors in addition to to libraries.

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C. and N. Cohen. 1995. A Natural History of Amphibians. Princeton University Press, Princeton, N]. W. 1969. The Tailed Amphibians of Europe. M. 1967. Amphibians of Malawi. State University of New York Press, Albany, NY. H. 1962. The amphibian fauna of Thailand. University of Kansas Science Bulletin 36:265-599. H. 1968. The Caecilians of the World, a Taxonomic Review. University of Kansas Press, Lawrence, KS. D. D. Johnson. 1988. Middle American Herpetology. University of Missouri Press, Columbia, MO.

Miami, FL. D. 1987. The Amphibians and Reptiles of Botswana. , Gaborone, Botswana. B. 1995. Reptile and Amphibian Variants: Colors, Patterns, and Scales. Krieger Publishing Company, Malabar, FL. L. W. King. 1979. The Audobon Society Field Guide to North American Reptiles and Amphibians. Alfred A. , New York, NY. Y. 1975. The Amphibian Fauna of Peninsular Malaysia. Tropical Press, Kuala Lumpur. c. 1994. Handbook of Salamanders. Comstock Publishing Associates, Cornell University Press, Ithaca, NY.

These two texts are highly recommended and should be consulted for anatomic details not found in this chapter or in the chapters on pathology. The more easily obtainable texts concern the anatomy of the mudpuppy, Necturus maculosus (Gilbert, 1973) and the European common frog, Rana temporaria (Wells, 1968). An exhaustive text concerning the amphibian ear exists (Wever, 1985). , 1988). The clinician is advised to continually review herpetological journals, including, but not limited to, Copeia, Journal of Herpetology, Herpetological Review, and Amphibia-Reptilia, to build a reprint library of relevant anatomic and physiologic information.

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