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Biomedical and Surgical Aspects of Captive Reptile Husbandry

Second Edition

Fredric L Frye (author)

ISBN: 9780894643101

Publication Date: Dec 1991

Format: Hardback

This two-volume text provides a guide to the biomedical and surgical aspects of captive reptile husbandry. Chapters cover topics such as husbandry, antibiotic therapy, radiology and imaging, haematology, ophthalmic disorders, reproductive disorders, anaesthesiology and euthanasia.

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This two-volume text provides a guide to the biomedical and surgical aspects of captive reptile husbandry. This edition contains two new chapters written by recognised experts in their fields of interest: a monograph on radiography and imaging, by Dr Alex Rubel of Zurich; and a monograph on antibiotic therapy and the relevance of metabolic scaling of antibiotic dosages, by Dr Douglas Mader. Other chapters cover topics such as captive husbandry, nutrition, infectious diseases, antibiotic therapy, conditions related to the captive environment, radiology and imaging, haematology, non-haemic parasitology, ophthalmic disorders, reproductive disorders, developmental anomalies, anaesthesiology, surgery, comparative histology, euthanasia, necropsy techniques, and pathologic conditions.


"… .Dr Frye is to be congratulated for this lavishly presented two-volume set which is destined to become a standard reference."
-- Wildlife Disease Assoc. Newsletter (Australian Section)

"… a masterpiece that sets high standards for veterinary textbooks...contains a unique collection of many remarkable and, mostly, very high-quality illustrations...an essential 'tool of the trade' for all veterinarians, herpetologists, zoologists and other scientists involved with reptiles...is likely to remain the standard text on its subject for the foreseeable future."
-- Dr. I. F. Keymer

"… an exceptional collection of clinical anecdotal experiences and traditional research-based science on the captive reptile. Information...is current and presented in a succinct manner for practical application. Any veterinarian treating reptiles should include this reference within their library. It is well worth the investment."
-- Journal of Small Exotic Animal Medicine

"This is the ultimate veterinary medicine reference..."
-- Reptile & Amphibian Magazine

"This book is undoubtedly the definitive text on the subject of husbandry, medicine, diseases , and surgery of reptiles. It brings together a vast amount of information in one comprehensive source. It is a high-quality book that will be a great addition to the library of veterinarians and herpetologists working in this field."
- Journal of Zoo and Wildlife Medicine

"Even with the large leaps in knowledge that has occurred since the [original] publication of this set in 1991, the quality and care to detail still make this a useful work for the private practice veterinarian, the specialty veterinarian, or the vet working in a zoological setting. Dr. Frye blazed a path for many veterinarians to follow and most importantly build upon…….. The terrific value of this work will continue for quite a while."
-- Library News for Zoos and Aquariums
Illustrations 1850 colour photographs, 180 radiographs
Pages 712
Date Published 31 Dec 1991
Publisher Krieger Publishing Company
Subject/s Animal husbandry  

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