Amphibian Medicine and Captive Husbandry by Kevin N. Wright, Brent R. Whitaker

By Kevin N. Wright, Brent R. Whitaker

Amphibian drugs and Captive Husbandry is designed to introduce veterinary practitioners to the analysis and therapy of ailment in captive amphibians. even though designed for the veterinary clinician, this article is an important a part of any herpetologist's library, masking numerous points of amphibian captive husbandry and propagation whereas offering an organization beginning that allows the reader to judge a given husbandry regimen. The prognosis of affliction in amphibians by means of the appliance of easy clinicopathologic recommendations is mentioned. Infectious, metabolic, dietary, neoplastic, and idiopathic problems of amphibians are tested intimately. absolutely illustrated, this quantity includes 243 colour photos, 317 black and white figures, and fifty four tables that increase the usefulness of the textual content and should be of curiosity to zoos and aquariums with amphibian monitors in addition to to libraries.

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Hyperolids are restricted to sub-Saharan Africa, Madagascar, and the Seychelle Islands. A few reed frogs, such as the common reed frog, Hyperolius viridiflavus, are unique among higher vertebrates due to their ability to change sexes (Grafe & Linsemair, TAXONOMY OF AMPHIBIANS KEPT IN CAPTIVITY--13 1989). A few species of African reed frogs, Hyperolius spp. , are represented in captive collections. as many of these were exported from Madagascar without proper permits or were imported bearing the erroneous identification of D.

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Are represented in captive collections. as many of these were exported from Madagascar without proper permits or were imported bearing the erroneous identification of D. guineti. 20 Rhacophoridae Rhacophorids (flying frogs) are found throughout the tropical areas of the Old World. There are approximately 200 species of rhacophorids, but less than 20 species are common in captive collections. , are found in captive collections. , Abah river flying frog, Rhacophorus nigropalmatus). 59). Microhylids are found throughout temperate and tropical North America, South America, Africa, Madagascar, and Southeast Asia.

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