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Understanding Reptile Parasites : From the Experts at Advanced Vivarium Systems



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Perseus Distribution Services


Although the mortality rate in captive reptiles has decreased significantly, parasitism remains the third leading cause of reptile death. In this newly updated edition, Roger J. Klingenberg, DVM, presents essential information on preventing reptile parasites as well as treating your pet if it develops a problem. This guide details the symptoms of external parasites, such as mites and ticks, and internal parasites, such as Cryptosporidium and protozoa. With helpful lists and charts, Understanding Reptile Parasites pulls together all the useful information and presents it in a way that makes sense. Be a responsible keeper, and add this key volume to your Herpetocultural Library.

Table of Contents

Prefacep. 4
Introductionp. 5
Parasitism in Reptilesp. 8
Basic Parasite Terminologyp. 14
Parasites: Why Bother Treating Them?p. 20
The Effects of Parasitismp. 24
Diagnostic Proceduresp. 33
Parasites: To Treat or Not to Treat?p. 44
Drugs Used to Treat Reptile Parasitesp. 48
Tips for Administering Drugsp. 75
Quarantine, Dietary, and Environmental Aspects of Parasitismp. 83
External Parasites and Their Treatmentp. 88
Internal Parasites and Their Treatmentp. 115
Hygiene and the Herpetoculturistp. 169
Conclusionp. 172
The Association of Reptilian and Amphibian Veterinarians (ARAV)p. 173
The Author's Unpublished Researchp. 175
Diagnoses of Clinical Casesp. 177
Microscope Sourcesp. 181
Contacting the Authorp. 183
Resourcesp. 184
Bibliographyp. 192
Indexp. 193
About the Authorp. 200
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