Reach for this book whenever a sick or injured tortoise comes intothe surgery. Essentials of Tortoise Medicine and Surgery isdesigned as a concise and practical quick reference for the busypractitioner seeing chelonians as part of their caseload. Covering everything from species identification to common basicsurgery for tortoises and freshwater turtles, the emphasis is onthe more common and likely diagnoses. The first section of the book gives an overview of the basics oftortoise and semi-aquatic/ aquatic freshwater turtle husbandry andkeeping, as well as a guide to general investigation and diagnostictechniques open to clinicians. The second section provides aclinical guide based on clinical signs and differentialdiagnoses. Based upon the experience of authors who have been practicing withthese species for several decades, this book is a useful guide toveterinarians, students, veterinary nurses and technicians new toworking with these fascinating creatures. It will also serveas a useful aide memoire to more experienced clinicians.
Reptile Medicine and Surgery in Clinical Practice is the ideal guide for the busy veterinarian treating occasional reptile cases. Designed as a quick reference, but with comprehensive coverage of all the topics needed for first opinion practice. Richly illustrated in colour throughout, the book presents the principles of reptile medicine and surgery including anatomy, physiology, behaviour, reproduction and infectious diseases. Application in a clinical setting is described, including guidance on the physical examination, diagnostic testing and imaging, treatment options and techniques including anaesthesia and surgery. With contributions from authors around the world, a balanced international viewpoint of herpetological medicine is presented.
This outstanding clinical reference provides valuable insights into solving clinical dilemmas, formulating diagnoses, developing therapeutic plans, and verifying drug dosages for both reptiles and amphibians. The information is outlined in an easy-to-use format for quick access that is essential for emergency and clinical situations. Discusses veterinary medicine and surgery for both reptiles and amphibians Features complete biology of snakes, lizards, turtles, and crocodilians Provides step-by-step guidelines for performing special techniques and procedures such as anesthesia, clinical pathology, diagnostic imaging, euthanasia and necropsy, fracture management, soft tissue surgery, and therapeutics Covers specific diseases and conditions such as anorexia, aural abscesses, and digit abnormalities in a separate alphabetically organized section 53 expert authors contribute crucial information to the study of reptiles and offer their unique perspectives on particular areas of study The expansive appendix includes a reptile and amphibian formulary A new full-color format features a wealth of vivid images and features that highlight important concepts and bring key procedures to life 29 new chapters covering diverse topics such as stress in captive reptiles, emergency and critical care, ultrasound, endoscopy, and working with venomous species Many new expert contributors that share valuable knowledge and insights from their experiences in practicing reptile medicine and surgery Unique coverage of cutting-edge imaging techniques, including CT and MRI
This practical handbook provides readers with a quick but comprehensive overview of the major infectious disease topics and clinical approach to diagnosis and management. Covering the core areas of importance to students, residents, fellows, and practitioners in any discipline, the book presents a systematic method for understanding basic mechanisms, establishing a diagnosis, and implementing appropriate treatment for commonly encountered problems. Written in outline format with 46 short, focused chapters, this ready reference is essential reading for physicians looking for guidance in navigating the constellation of symptoms and myriad treatment options for patients with infectious diseases. Organized by body system, each section begins with a general framework covering clinical presentation, laboratory and diagnostic evaluation, and empirical antibiotic therapy. Individual chapters within sections are devoted to particular diseases and cover pathogenesis and risk factors, microbial causes, clinical manifestations, approach to the patient (history, examination, and diagnostic studies), diagnostic criteria, and medical, antimicrobial, and surgical management. Essentials of Clinical Infectious Diseases also addresses important related topics including antimicrobial agents, medical microbiology, fever and neutropenia, approach to evaluating leukocytosis, infectious diseases approach to SIRS and sepsis, and basics of infection control and hospital epidemiology. With this book, readers will have at hand the fundamental knowledge necessary to sharpen the clinical problem-solving skills that every medical professional needs to provide quality care to patients. Features of Essentials of Clinical Infectious Diseases include: A detailed discussion of core infectious disease topics Antibiotic information specific to the disease process with adult, pediatric, and OB-GYN dosing considerations Basic infection control procedures for hospitalized patients Coverage of important related topics References to current literature and classic articles for further study A focus on clinical approaches to evaluation and management of the patient