Medicine and Surgery of Tortoises and Turtles

Medicine and Surgery of Tortoises and Turtles

Author(s): Stuart McArthur, Roger Wilkinson, Jean Meyer

Published Online: 21 APR 2008

Print ISBN: 9781405108898

Online ISBN: 9780470698877

DOI: 10.1002/9780470698877

About this Book

Medicine and Surgery of Tortoises and Turtles is an innovative and exciting new reference book on the management of chelonians. Covering everything from species identification to virus isolation techniques, it is an indispensable source of information for veterinary practitioners treating sick or injured chelonians and all those involved in captive chelonian care, chelonian conservation medicine, and scientific research.


Written by leading chelonian veterinarians from around the world, this definitive book includes:



  • Detailed sections on anatomy, physiology, husbandry, nutrition, diagnosis, diseases, anaesthesia, surgery, therapeutics and conservation.



  • Over 1000 full-colour photographs, which take the reader through disease recognition, practical nursing, captive husbandry and common surgical conditions.



  • Down-to-earth clinical information presented in a user-friendly format.


Medicine and Surgery of Tortoises and Turtles is both a step-by-step photographic guide and a detailed source of clinical and scientific data. As well as this, it contains fascinating material that has never been published before, ensuring that it will become the primary chelonian reference book.

Table of contents

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    2. Chapter 1

      Introduction (pages 1–30)

      Stuart McArthur, Roger Wilkinson, Michelle Barrows and Jean Meyer

    3. Chapter 3

      Anatomy and Physiology (pages 35–72)

      Stuart McArthur, Jean Meyer and Charles Innis

    4. Chapter 4

      Nutrition (pages 73–85)

      Stuart McArthur and Michelle Barrows

    5. Chapter 6

      Diagnosis (pages 109–140)

      Michelle Barrows, Stuart McArthur and Roger Wilkinson

    6. Chapter 8

      Diagnostic Imaging Techniques (pages 187–238)

      Roger Wilkinson, Hernandez-Divers Stephen, Maud Lafortune, Ian Calvert, Michaela Gumpenberger and Stuart McArthur

    7. Chapter 15

      Surgery (pages 403–464)

      Staurt McArthur and Stephen Hernandez-Divers

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