New PDF release: Amphibian Medicine and Captive Husbandry

By Kevin N. Wright, Brent R. Whitaker

ISBN-10: 0894649175

ISBN-13: 9780894649172

Amphibian medication and Captive Husbandry is designed to introduce veterinary practitioners to the prognosis and therapy of sickness in captive amphibians. even supposing designed for the veterinary clinician, this article is a necessary a part of any herpetologist's library, overlaying quite a few elements of amphibian captive husbandry and propagation whereas supplying an organization starting place that permits the reader to guage a given husbandry regimen. The analysis of ailment in amphibians by means of the applying of easy clinicopathologic strategies is mentioned. Infectious, metabolic, dietary, neoplastic, and idiopathic issues of amphibians are tested intimately. totally 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 may be of curiosity to zoos and aquariums with amphibian screens in addition to to libraries.

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Rocket frogs, Colestethus spp. 50) are unprepossessing dendrobatids that are uncommon in captivity. Husbandry ·Summary Green and black poison frog, Dendrobates auratus, Oviparous Vivarium design: terrestrial forest floor Temperature range: tropical lowland Suggested diet: pinhead crickets, fruit flies, springtails (NOTE-most of the commonly available Dendrobates spp. 18 Ranidae Ranidae (true frogs) contains around 700 species, but the relationships within the family are unclear. The distribution is worldwide except for southern South America and Australia.

Stream-dwelling species tend to have small gills to reduce the drag of the current. The concomitantly high dissolved oxygen content of this envi- ronment permits this necessarily small surface area of the gill structure. Cutaneous respiration is present to a variable degree in all species. This mode of respiration is feasible in salamanders as a result of several anatomic factors: high surface area to volume ratio resultant from the small body size and cylindrical shape, a thin epidermis, and a highly vascularized dermis.

Salamandra salamandra bernardezi, S. salamandra fastuosa) and the alpine salamander, Salamandra atra, give birth to fully metamorphosed young that resemble the adults (Griffiths, 1996). Some plethodontids, such as the green salamander, Aneides aeneus, develop directly into the adult form from the egg and thereby bypass the free-living larval stages. The pronephric kidney of the larval salamander is similar to that of the caecilian, however the number of tubules is much reduced. , Cryptobranchidae), there is a total of five paired tubules.

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