By Kevin N. Wright, Brent R. Whitaker
Amphibian medication and Captive Husbandry is designed to introduce veterinary practitioners to the analysis and remedy of affliction in captive amphibians. even though designed for the veterinary clinician, this article is an important a part of any herpetologist's library, masking a number of features of amphibian captive husbandry and propagation whereas delivering an organization origin that allows the reader to guage a given husbandry regimen. The analysis of sickness in amphibians by way of the applying of simple clinicopathologic concepts 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 screens in addition to to libraries.
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This practice should not be encouraged unless an effort is made to provide appropriate housing and food for the toad. Often the toad is released after being improperly treated for several weeks, thereafter suffering from malnutrition and infections. This ill toad then poses a threat to the toads living at the site of its release. The giant toad, Bufo marinus, is a pest species in many parts of the world where it was introduced in an ill-conceived plan to biologically control pests of sugar cane.
Treefrogs have an extremely limited distribution in northwest Africa and are absent from India. Hylid frogs are popular pets, and over 50 species are reported in captive collections. 37B). Other members of this genus such as the New Guinea giant treefrog, Litoria infrafrenata, are also held in large numbers. 39) are also quite popular. 42). The Cuban treefrog, Osteopilus septentrionalis, is a common item in the pet trade, perhaps in part because of its ready availability in Florida. This frog is an introduced species in southern Florida that has become a problem by outcompeting native frogs.
Amphibian Medicine and Captive Husbandry by Kevin N. Wright, Brent R. Whitaker