• Known as "the bible" of herpetological medicine and surgery, Mader's Reptile and Amphibian Medicine and Surgery, 3rd Edition edited by Stephen Divers and Scott Stahl provides a complete veterinary reference for reptiles and amphibians, including specific sections on practice management and development; taxonomy, anatomy, physiology, behavior, stress and welfare; captive husbandry and management including nutrition, heating and lighting; infectious diseases and laboratory sciences; clinical techniques and procedures; sedation, anesthesia and analgesia; diagnostic imaging; endoscopy; medicine; surgery; therapy; differential diagnoses by clinical signs; specific disease/condition summaries; population health and public health; and legal topics. Well-organized and concise, this new edition covers just about everything related to reptiles and amphibians by utilizing an international array of contributing authors that were selected based on their recognized specialization and expertise, bringing a truly global perspective to this essential text!


    Key Features

    • Highly knowledgeable, well respected, recognized specialists add a global view of the subject matter.
    • Details on creating, building and maintaining your herpetological veterinary practice
    • The extensive biology of a wide variety of species is covered, including snakes, lizards, turtles, crocodiles, tuatara and amphibians,providing an understanding of the unique anatomy and physiology of these species, which is a vital prerequisite of medicine and surgery.
    • Spellings of all North American reptiles and amphibians approved by The Committee of Standard English and Scientific Namesensures students have the most up-to-date naming conventions for these exotic species.
    • Thorough coverage of taxa-specific husbandry and management practices, as well as current nutritional recommendations, advances in lighting, welfare, and behavioral training.
    • Dedicated section on infectious diseases (virology, bacteriology, mycology, parasitology) and laboratory diagnostics
    • Detailed, step-by-step techniques and procedures including catheters and feeding tubes, and modern recommendation on hospitalization and euthanasia.
    • Completely revised chapters on sedation, general anesthesia, analgesia, local anesthesia and amphibian anesthesia
    • Completely revised chapters on radiography, ultrasonography, CT, MRI, scintigraphy, diagnostic endoscopy and endosurgery
    • Greatly expanded medicine section details all major areas including urology, hepatology, cardiology, dermatology, ophthalmology, gastroenterology, pulmonology, neurology, oncology, endocrinology, theriogenology, musculoskeletal, vascular/hematopoietic/immunology, behavioral medicine, nutritional diseases, perinatology, geriatrics, emergency and critical care, toxicology and amphibian medicine.
    • Completely revised and expanded surgery section includes the eye, ear, rhinarium, oral cavity, integument, coeliotomy and internal viscera, cloaca, amphibian soft tissue surgery, orthopedics and amputation.
    • Expanded and updated therapy section on antimicrobials, anti-virals, anti-parasiticides, anti-inflammatories, including new chapters on psychopharmacology, oncologic therapies, photobiomodulation, wound management, and rehabilitation.
    • A revised list of common conditions and diseases allows busy practitioners to review the most common, clinically significant, hot topics quickly and clearly.
    • Expanded section on population health includes new chapters on commercial reptile farming, large collection management, breeders/wholesalers & retail, laboratory management, conservation issues and ecosystem health.
    • Updated international, European and US legislation with new chapters on forensics and jurisprudence, expert testimony and court appearances.
  • Section 1: Practice Management & Development
    1. Reptile Practice Management
    2. Reference Resources for the Reptile Clinician
    3. Understanding the Human-Reptile Relationship
    4. Veterinary Specialization
    5. The Importance of Herpetological Publication by Clinicians and Academics
    6. Statistics for the Clinician

    Section 2: Biology (Taxonomy, Anatomy, Physiology and Behavior)
    7. Taxonomy, Anatomy and Physiology of Tortoises, Turtles and Terrapins
    8. Taxonomy, Anatomy and Physiology of Snakes
    9. Taxonomy, Anatomy and Physiology of Lizards
    10. Taxonomy, Anatomy and Physiology or Crocodilians
    11. Taxonomy, Anatomy and Physiology of Tuataras
    12. Taxonomy, Anatomy and Physiology of Amphibians
    13. Natural Behaviors
    14. Conditioning and Behavioral Training
    15. Stress and Welfare of Reptiles and Amphibians

    Section 3: Husbandry and Management
    16. General Husbandry and Management of Reptiles
    17. Environmental Lighting
    18. Disinfection
    19. Quarantine
    20. Snakes
    21. Lizards
    22. Management of Venomous Species
    23. Tortoises, Freshwater Aquatic Turtles and Terrapins
    24. Sea Turtles
    25. Crocodilians
    26. Tuatara
    27. Nutrition
    28. General Husbandry and Management of Amphibians

    Section 4: Infectious Diseases and Laboratory Sciences
    29. Bacteriology
    30. Virology
    31. Mycology
    32. Parasitology Including Hemoparasites
    33. Hematology
    34. Clinical Chemistry
    35. Hematology and Biochemistry Tables
    36. Molecular Diagnostics
    37. Immunopathology
    38. Cytology
    39. Biopsy
    40. Necropsy
    41. Commercial and Analytical Labs

    Section 5: Techniques and Procedures
    42. Handling and Physical Examination
    43. Diagnostic Techniques and Sample Collection
    44. Catheter Placement
    45. Esophogastric Feeding Tube Placement
    46. Hospitilization
    47. Euthanasia

    Section 6: Anesthesia
    48. Sedation
    49. General Anestheisa
    50. Analgesia
    51. Regional Anesthesia and Analgesia
    52. Amphibian Anesthesia

    Section 7: Diagnostic Imaging
    53. Radiography - General Principles
    54. Radiography - Lizards
    55. Radiography - Snakes
    56. Radiography - Chelonians
    57. Radiography - Crocodilians
    58. Ultrasonography
    59. Computed Tomography
    60. Magnetic Resonance Imaging
    61. Scintigraphy

    Section 8: Endoscopy
    62. Diagnostic and Surgical Endoscopy Equipment
    63. Endoscopy practice management and marketing
    64. Diagnostic Endoscopy
    65. Endoscope-Assisted and Endoscopic Surgery

    Section 9: Medicine
    66. Urology
    67. Hepatology
    68. Cardiology
    69. Dermatology I (Skin)
    70. Dermatology II (Shell)
    71. Ophthalmology
    72. Otorhinolaryngology
    73. Gastroenterology I (Oral cavity, esophagus, stomach)
    74. Gastroenterology II (Small and large intestines)
    75. Gastroenterology III (Cloaca)
    76. Pulmonology
    77. Neurology
    78. Oncology
    79. Endocrinology
    80. Theriogenology
    81. Musculoskeletal
    82. Vascular, Hematopoietic Immunology
    83. Clinical Behavioral Medicine
    84. Nutritional Diseases
    85. Perinatology
    86. Geriatrics
    87. Emergency and Critical Care
    88. Toxicology
    89. Amphibian Medicine Overview

    Section 10: Surgery
    90. Surgical Equipment, Instrumentation and General Principles
    91. Eye
    92. Ear
    93. Rhinarium
    94. Oral Cavity
    95. Venemoid surgery
    96. Integument - Skin
    97. Coeliotomy - Snake
    98. Coeliotomy - Lizard
    99. Prefemoral Coeliotomy - Chelonian
    100. Transplastron Coeliotomy - Chelonian
    101. Coeliotomy - Crocodilian
    102. Respiratory Tract
    103. Gastro-Intestinal Surgery
    104. Urinary Tract
    105. Reproductive Tract
    106. Cloacal Surgery
    107. Amphibian Soft Tissue Surgery
    108. External Coaptation
    109. Fracture Fixation
    110. Spinal Surgery
    111. Limb Amputation
    112. Tail Amputation
    113. Shell Surgery and Repair

    Section 11: Therapy
    114. Therapeutic Overview and General Approach
    115. Routes of Administration
    116. Antibiotic Therapy
    117. Antifungal Therapy
    118. Antiviral Therapy
    119. Anti-Inflammatory Therapy
    120. Anti-Parasitic Therapy
    121. Mental Health Treatment
    122. Nutritional Therapy
    123. Chemotherapy
    124. Radiation Therapy
    125. Miscellaneous Drug Therapy
    126. Allometric Scaling
    127. Reptile Formulary
    128. Amphibian Formulary
    129. Low Level LASER Therapy
    130. Wound Management
    131. Rehabilitation and Physical Therapy
    132. Alternative and Complimentary Therapies

    Section 12: Differential Diagnosis by Clinical Signs
    133. Snakes
    134. Lizards
    135. Chelonians
    136. Crocodilians
    137. Amphibians

    Section 13: Specific Disease/ Case Summary
    138. Abscesses
    139. Acariasis
    140. Regurgitiation and Vomiting
    141. Aural Abscess
    142. Bites and Prey-Induced Trauma
    143. Cloacal Prolapse
    144. Cryptosporidiosis (Lizards)
    145. Cryptosporidiosis (Snakes)
    146. Urolithiasis (cystic calculi, cloacal uroliths)
    147. Diarrhea
    148. Digit Abnormalities
    149. Dysecdysis
    150. Dystocia
    151. Gout
    152. Hemoparasites
    153. Hepatic Lipidosis
    154. Herpesviruses of Tortoises
    155. Hyperglycemia
    156. Hyper and Hypovitaminosis A
    157. Inclusion Body Disease
    158. Secondary Nutritional Hyperparathyroidism
    159. Neurologic Disorders
    160. Paramyxoviruses
    161. Periodontal Disease
    162. Pneumonia
    163. Pseudogout
    164. Renal Disease
    165. Shell Damage
    166. Salmonellosis
    167. Spinal Osteopathy
    168. Tail Damage
    169. Thermal Burns
    170. Stomatitis
    171. Scent Gland Adenitis
    172. Mycoplasmosis and Upper Respiratory Tract Disease
    173. Chytridiomycosis

    Section 14: Population and Public Health
    174. Zoonoses and Public Health
    175. Working With Free-Ranging Reptiles
    176. Medical Management and Rehabilitation of Sea Turtles
    177. Commercial Reptile Farming
    178. Large Zoo and Private Collection Management
    179. Breeders, Wholesale and Retail
    180. Laboratory Reptile and Amphibian Management
    181. Conservation Issues
    182. Herpetofauna and Ecosystem Health

    Section 15: Legal Topics
    183. International Legislation
    184. European Legislation
    185. US Federal Legislation
    186. Forensics
    187. Jurisprudence, Expert Reports, Testimony and Court Appearance

  • Stephen J. Divers, BVetMed, DZooMed, DACZM, DipECZM(herp), FRCVS

    Scott J. Stahl, DVM, DABVP-Avian

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