By Kevin N. Wright, Brent R. Whitaker
Amphibian drugs and Captive Husbandry is designed to introduce veterinary practitioners to the prognosis and therapy of ailment in captive amphibians. even though designed for the veterinary clinician, this article is a vital a part of any herpetologist's library, protecting quite a few points of amphibian captive husbandry and propagation whereas delivering an organization starting place that allows the reader to judge a given husbandry regimen. The analysis of ailment in amphibians through the applying of simple clinicopathologic thoughts is mentioned. Infectious, metabolic, dietary, neoplastic, and idiopathic problems of amphibians are tested intimately. totally illustrated, this quantity comprises 243 colour photographs, 317 black and white figures, and fifty four tables that improve the usefulness of the textual content and may be of curiosity to zoos and aquariums with amphibian monitors in addition to to libraries.
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An excellent comprehensive text of the anatomy of the European fire salamander, Salamandra salamandra, has been published, but it is rare and somewhat expensive (Francis, 1934). There exists a similar comprehensive text of the anatomy of two European ranid frogs, the edible frog, Rana esculenta, and European common frog, R. temporaria (Haslam, 1971). These two texts are highly recommended and should be consulted for anatomic details not found in this chapter or in the chapters on pathology. The more easily obtainable texts concern the anatomy of the mudpuppy, Necturus maculosus (Gilbert, 1973) and the European common frog, Rana temporaria (Wells, 1968).
Except for the atlas and terminal vertebrae, the ribs of caecilians are double-headed. The Adult Salamander. The cranium of the salamander is intermediate between the solid structure of a caecilian and the markedly reduced bone structure of an anuran. The hyoid may be modified to allow for suction feeding or the ejection of the tongue to capture prey items, as in tropical salamanders, Bolitoglossa spp. The vertebral column is poorly differentiated into cervical, trunk, sacral, caudal sacral, and caudal regions.
1989. Protogynous sex reversal in the reed frog, Hyperolius viridiflavus. Copeia 1989 (4): 1024-1030. International Species Information System. 1995. ISIS Amphibian Abstract as of 30 June 1995. ISIS, Apple Valley, MN. Mattison, C. 1987. : Frogs and Toads of the World. , New York, pp. 150-180. Moler, P. E. and J. Kezer. 1993. Karyology and systematics of the salamander genus Pseudobranchus (Sirenidae). Copeia 1993: 39-47. Polls Pelaz, M. 1990. The biological klepton concept (BKC). Alytes 8:78-89.
Amphibian Medicine and Captive Husbandry by Kevin N. Wright, Brent R. Whitaker