Revue de presse
In summary, this book is a practical gem, and shouldbecome a very useful, well–thumbed addition to the generalveterinary practice library. It is mainly aimed at guiding thoseless experienced with dealing with chelonian patients, but willalso act as a useful quick reference for those more familiar withtreating these shelled patients. (VeterinaryRecord, 15 March 2014)
Finally, special mention goes to the brief but clearlyillustrated and valuable guide to gender determination, helping toseparate Fred from Frederica in the consult room, and making this ahandy patient–side reference. (BVZS Bulletin, 1September 2013)
Présentation de l'éditeur
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.