Infectious Diseases and Pathology of Reptiles: Color Atlas and Text

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Far from the line drawings and black-and-white photos of the past, Infectious Diseases and Pathology of Reptiles features high-quality, color photos of normal anatomy and histology, as well as gross, light, and electron microscopic images of pathogens and diseases. Many of these images have never before been published, and come directly from the esteemed editor’s collection documenting more than 30 years in the research of infectious diseases and veterinary care of reptiles.
A comprehensive reference, the book includes definitive information on every aspect of the anatomy, pathophysiology, and differential diagnosis of infectious diseases affecting reptiles. Beginning with a thorough review of the biology, anatomy, and histology of reptiles, the introductory chapters cover all major systems and provide the most complete single source for color images of reptile histology. It addresses the mechanism of reptile immunology and the response to pathogens, and explains how immunological response is key to differential diagnosis. Given the difficulty in isolating certain pathogens for identification, the book provides an overview of electron microscopy, complete with electron micrographs of reptile pathogens, and introduces the necessity of molecular methods for diagnosis. The text outlines serodiagnostics and the development and use of immunological reagents specifically designed for reptiles in tests such as indirect enzyme linked immunosorbent assays (ELISA). Finally, the book devotes several chapters to the viral, bacterial, fungal, and parasitic diseases known to reptiles and methods for isolating these pathogens.
With up-to-the-minute data, a never-before-seen collection of images, and a stellar panel of contributors, Infectious Diseases and Pathology of Reptiles is the definitive resource forveterinarians, biologists, and researchers involved in the study of pathogens infecting reptiles.
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Publisher
CRC Press
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Published on
Apr 11, 2007
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Pages
736
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ISBN
9781420004038
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Language
English
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Genres
Medical / Research
Medical / Veterinary Medicine / General
Nature / Animals / General
Science / Life Sciences / Zoology / General
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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 amphibiansFeatures complete biology of snakes, lizards, turtles, and crocodiliansProvides 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 therapeuticsCovers specific diseases and conditions such as anorexia, aural abscesses, and digit abnormalities in a separate alphabetically organized section53 expert authors contribute crucial information to the study of reptiles and offer their unique perspectives on particular areas of studyThe expansive appendix includes a reptile and amphibian formularyA new full-color format features a wealth of vivid images and features that highlight important concepts and bring key procedures to life29 new chapters covering diverse topics such as stress in captive reptiles, emergency and critical care, ultrasound, endoscopy, and working with venomous speciesMany new expert contributors that share valuable knowledge and insights from their experiences in practicing reptile medicine and surgeryUnique coverage of cutting-edge imaging techniques, including CT and MRI
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