AMPHIBIAN MEDICINE AND CAPTIVE HUSBANDRY 

Author(s)

Wright Kevin M.

Whitaker Brent R. (Eds.)

 

Edition

Orig. Ed 2001

Pages

ISBN #

Cloth/Paper

U.S. Dollars

570

0-89464-917-5

C

$174

Description

Reviews

Amphibian Medicine and Captive Husbandry is designed to introduce veterinary practitioners to the diagnosis and treatment of disease in captive amphibians. Although designed for the veterinary clinician, this text is an essential part of any herpetologist's library, covering various aspects of amphibian captive husbandry and propagation while providing a firm foundation that enables the reader to evaluate a given husbandry routine. The diagnosis of disease in amphibians by the application of basic clinicopathologic techniques is discussed. Infectious, metabolic, nutritional, neoplastic, and idiopathic disorders of amphibians are examined  in detail. Fully illustrated, this volume contains 243 color pictures, 317 black and white figures, and 54 tables that enhance the usefulness of the text and will be of interest to zoos and aquariums with amphibian displays as well as to libraries.

"… this text will surely be the standard reference in amphibian medicine for a long time to come…The book is invaluable for veterinary clinicians and researchers, beginning or already experienced in amphibian medicine, and is also highly recommendable for the growing number of amateur amphibian enthusiasts," -- Javier Valverde, Reptilia

"Overall, this is a very useful volume for anyone dealing with amphibians in the field, lab, or clinic.  With amphibian disease implicated in many amphibian population die-offs around the world, the education of both field researchers and veterinarians on the details and complexity of amphibian disease is a great step in amphibian conservation.  This volume is the primary resource for anyone taking that step." -- Caren S. Goldberg, Sonoran Herpetologist, 15 (04) 2002

"Wright and Whitaker have done an outstanding job recounting amphibian medicine and husbandry.  The book is well written, well referenced and well illustrated…Clearly Amphibian Medicine and Captive Husbandry belongs on the shelves of veterinarians, biologists and serious hobbyists who work with or have an interest in amphibians." -- Stephen L. Barten, DVM, Bulletin of the Chicago Herpetological Society, 37(4):69-70, 2002

"Amphibian Medicine and Captive Husbandry is principally directed at veterinarians but will also be of value to herpetologists and others with an interest in the care and diseases of amphibians.  It is a superb effort and will be the standard text for amphibian medicine for many years.  More than recommended, it is essential for anyone with a serious interest in the medical care and pathology of amphibians." -- Graham Crawshaw, DVM, Exotic DVM, Vol. 4.4,  August 2002

"… brings to veterinary medicine much needed information on amphibians by two of the most respected and knowledgeable veterinarians working with amphibians today…an excellent, and most likely indispensable, text for veterinarians, caretakers of amphibians in zoological parks and aquaria, and serious herpetoculturists." -- Linda Randall, DVM, Notes from Noah, Volume XXIX, No. 8, May 2002

"I highly recommend this book to any individual, institution or organization that works with captive or wild amphibians.  This book is outstanding--one of the best books on this subject." -- Debbie Hosley, Animals Exotic and Small Magazine, January 2002

"This text is perhaps the only publication available that brings together detailed, clear information regarding husbandry, diagnostic, medical, surgical and reproductive aspects of captive amphibians.  It is an important, if not essential, text in this emerging field.  As such it is highly recommended to all who have an interest in amphibians." -- Dr. Brendan Carmel, Australian Veterinary Journal, Volume 80, No. 6, June 2002

"… provides the most comprehensive coverage of amphibian medicine and captive husbandry available…will undoubtedly become the bible of amphibian medicine for veterinarians, veterinary students and keepers of amphibians alike." -- Miss S.M. Thornton, International Zoo News, Vol. 49, No. 4 2002

"This book is a must for anyone housing, treating or interested in amphibians…period!..This book is a launch pad for better veterinary practice with respect to amphibians.  It will set the standard for medical practice, sample collection and surgery in amphibian practice." -- Nancy Carpenter, D.V.M., Journal of Herpetological Medicine and Surgery, Vol. 12, No. 2, 2002

"… this book will become the standard work on amphibian care and captive husbandry and herpetologists will refer to this book for many years to come."--African Journal of Herpetology, 2002 51(1): 81-82

"Although written for the veterinary clinician, this text is an essential part of any herpetologist's library, covering various aspects of amphibian captive husbandry and propagation while providing the reader a firm foundation on which to evaluate a given husbandry routine."--European Association of Zoos and Aquaria News, September 2002

"…targeted primarily at clinicians but will be incredibly useful for zookeepers and other animal caregivers.  Wright and Whitaker should be commended for their foresight, expertise and creativity in this volume.  It is well worth the price and should be included in every zoo and clinical library.  This volume is the standard on amphibian medicine and will be for years to come." -- Ken Naugher, Animal Keepers' Forum, Vol. 29, No. 6

"The editors and principal authors Kevin Wright and Brent Whitaker have done an excellent job compiling this book.  They have provided us with a one volume encyclopedia on amphibian health and husbandry.  An impressive precedent has been set--this book will be a welcome addition to any herpetologist's library." -- Dr. Andrea Reiss, Veterinarian, Toronga Zoo, Herpetofauna, 32 (2) 2002

"This book should be on the shelf (next to Fredric Frye's two volume (Biomedical and Surgical Aspects of Captive Reptile Husbandry) of every aquarium, amphibian and reptile department, university science library, veterinarian, and herptile keeper with a concern for the well being of the animals in their care." -- Manny Rubio, The Southeastern Hot Herp Society Newsletter, Summer 2002

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