A Guide to Health and Disease in Reptiles and Amphibians

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Aguideto...health&diseaseinreptiles&amphibians.BCarmelandRJohnson.ReptilePublications,Australia,2014.174pages.Price:A$55.00.ISBN9780987244703Theauthorsofthisbook,DrBrendanCarmelandDrRobertJohnson,aretwooftheleadingexoticanimalveterinaryexpertsinAustralia.Togethertheybringawealthofknowledgeandexperiencetothisexcellentbook,Aguideto...health&diseaseinreptiles&amphib-ians,thelatestintheAGuideto...seriespublishedbyReptilePublications.ThisisBrendanandRobert’sfirstbooktogether.Bothauthorsareregularspeakersatveterinarycon-tinuingeducationeventsaroundAustralia.Theyarerenownedfortheirengaginghumour,whichissprinkledliberallythroughoutthetextofthisbook–whetherit’sdispellingreptilemyths,suchasleavingoutabowlofmilkwillcoaxasnakeoutfromunderyourhouse,orhighlightingsalientpointsthroughtheuseofcartoons.Thisbookisveryeasytoreadandispackedfullofusefulinformationaboutreptilesandamphibians,includingcolourphotographs,annotateddiagramsandtextboxesusedtoreinforceimportantpoints.Thekeytokeepingpetreptileshappyandhealthyisgoodhus-bandry.Thismessageisrepeatedlyhighlightedbytheauthorswithextensivediscussionofallaspectsofhusbandrysuchassettingupenclosures,substrates,furnishings,heating,lighting,humidity,diet,handlingandhygiene.Thebookalsocoversinformationaboutbreeding,anatomyandthenormalhealthparametersofreptilesandamphibians.Thelatterportionofthebookisdividedintosectionscoveringdiseasesandhealthconditionsaffectingpythonsandsnakes,lizards,turtlesandfrogs.Diseasesarediscussedintermsofphysi-ology,causesandtreatment.Textboxesandphotographsareusedeffectivelytohighlightimportantdiseaseinformation,aswellasusefultipsonproblemsolving,suchas‘Trouble-shootingtheano-rexicpython’.Thedetailedtableofcontentsatthestartofthebookactsastheindexforfindinginformationonspecifictopicsinthebook,butanalphabeticindexwouldhavebeenausefulinclusion.Thebookfinisheswithadiseasechecklisttablesummarisingdiseasesymp-tomsineachspecies,followedbypossiblecausesandcommentsontreatmentorasuggestedplanofaction.Thereisalsoaglossaryandadditionalinformationaboutthelicensingrequirementsforreptilesandamphibiansineachstateandterritory.Aguideto...health&diseaseinreptiles&amphibiansistheonlyreferencebookforpetownersonhealthanddiseasesincaptivereptilesandamphibianspublishedinAustraliabyveterinarians.Thiscompactandcolourfulbookwouldbeofvaluetoveterinarystudents,veterinarynursesandveterinarianswhoareseekingfurtherinformationaboutkeepingreptilesandamphibians.Itisalsoafantasticeducationalresourcethatveterinarianscouldrec-ommendtoclientswhoareconsideringkeepingreptilesoramphibiansaspets.PTucakVeterinarian,photographerandmultimediaproducerfromPerth,whoalsoteachesreptilehandlingtoveterinarystudentsatMurdochUniversity

A guide to health and Disease in Reptiles and Amphibians, written by two specialist Australian veterinarians—Dr Brendan Carmel and Dr Robert  Johnson—is an essential reference in any herpers library. Filled with over 240 colour images to support the information, this easy-to-read  176-page text is laid out in a succinct format.

The basics of reptile and amphibian health and husbandry covered will equip you with the essentials in understanding how to care for your reptile, frog or turtle.

Complimentary to the specific species and titles produced by Reptile Publications, this title, written by exotic veterinarians, Dr Brendan Carmel and Dr Robert Johnson, is a much-needed reference for all herpers and an aid to veterinarians in educating their clientele on better husbandry to support their consults.

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