Our Reptilian Friends

Our Reptilian Friends - Our Reptilian Friends VS 441...

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Unformatted text preview: Our Reptilian Friends VS 441 Bookmark this site: http://www.anapsid.org/ Melissa Kaplan's Herp Care Collection Common reptilian pets Lizards Snakes Turtles Captive-bred Wild caught Examination History Observation of reptile—locomotion, tongue- flicking, respiration Weight When handling amphibians—moist gloves Physical exam Ocular/nasal discharge, retained eye caps Skin—texture, color,lesions, mites, burns, etc. Limbs—swelling, lameness, fractures Oral cavity—open mouth gently Auscultation—damp cloth between skin and scope Palpate abdomen Diagnostic tests Colonic wash for smear and fecal flotation Radiographs Hematology Skin scrapings Tracheal wash Metabolic bone disease--iguanas A major disease of captive iguanas Poor husbandry— inadequate diet Insufficient Ca Excess P Insufficient Vit D Clinical signs— Lameness Anorexia Depression Swollen limbs “rubbery” mandible MBD--iguanas...
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This note was uploaded on 11/30/2009 for the course VS 441 taught by Professor Newell during the Fall '03 term at Becker College.

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