Reptile Medicine and Surgery in Clinical Practice
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Reptile Medicine and Surgery in Clinical Practice

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Reptile Medicine and Surgery in Clinical Practice is the ideal guide for the busy veterinarian treating reptile cases. Designed as a quick reference guide, but with comprehensive coverage of all the topics needed for first opinion practice, the book presents the principles of reptile medicine and surgery.

Bob Doneley

Bob Doneley is an Associate Professor and Head of the Avian and Exotic Pet Service at the School of Veterinary Science, University of Queensland, Australia.

Deborah Monks

Deborah Monks is the principal of the Brisbane Bird and Exotics Veterinary Service, Australia.

Robert Johnson

Robert Johnson is the principal of the South Penrith Veterinary Clinic, Australia.

Brendan Carmel

Brendan Carmel is the principal of the Warranwood Veterinary Centre, Australia.

List of Contributors


1 Taxonomy and Introduction to Common Species

2 Anatomy and Physiology of Reptiles

3 Behaviour in the Wild and in Captivity

4 Husbandry and Nutrition

5 Enclosure Design

6 Lighting

7 Reproduction

8 Reptile Paediatrics

9 Setting Up and Equipping a Reptile Practice

10 The Reptile Consultation

11 Diagnostic Testing

12 Diagnostic Imaging

13 Clinical Techniques and Supportive Care

14 Reptile Pharmacology

15 Nutritional and Metabolic Diseases

16 Infectious Diseases and Immunology

17 Differential Diagnoses: A ProblemBased Approach

18 Disorders of the Integument

19 Diseases of the Gastrointestinal System

20 Diseases of the Cardiovascular System

21 Diseases of the Respiratory System

22 Disorders of the Reproductive System

23 Diseases of the Urinary Tract

24 Diseases of the Nervous System

25 Disorders of the Musculoskeletal System

26 Diseases of the Organs of Special Senses

27 Analgesia and Anaesthesia

28 Surgery

29 Turtle Shell Repair

30 Necropsy

31 Reptile Parasitology in Health and Disease

32 Nursing the Reptile Patient

33 Euthanasia

Appendix 1: Formulary

Appendix 2: Reference Intervals for Commonly Kept Reptile Species


  • Language English
  • Author/s Deborah Monks
  • Release date 2018
  • Pages 520
  • Binding Hard cover
  • Dimensions 18'3 X 25'65