By Kevin N. Wright, Brent R. Whitaker
Amphibian drugs and Captive Husbandry is designed to introduce veterinary practitioners to the analysis and remedy of ailment in captive amphibians. even though designed for the veterinary clinician, this article is a necessary a part of any herpetologist's library, overlaying numerous features of amphibian captive husbandry and propagation whereas offering a company origin that permits the reader to guage a given husbandry regimen. The analysis of affliction in amphibians through the applying of simple clinicopathologic suggestions is mentioned. Infectious, metabolic, dietary, neoplastic, and idiopathic issues of amphibians are tested intimately. absolutely illustrated, this quantity comprises 243 colour photographs, 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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It has been reported that the sexes of some typhlonectiids and perhaps other caecilians may be externally distinguished by the shape of the cloacal opening, which has been modified in the male so as to enhance its grasping ability during mating. , 1995), this dimorphism has not held true in individuals necropsied at the Philadelphia Zoo. The Adult Salamander. The adult newt and salamander generally have four limbs, although the sirens only have forelimbs. Many species exhibit the derived ANATOMY FOR THE CLINICIAN --17 trait of less than five toes per limb, and the one-toed amphiuma, Amphiuma pholeter, bears only a single digit per limb.
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