Sea Turtle Health And Rehabilitation

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Sea Turtle Health and Rehabilitation is the first-ever comprehensive book on sea turtle husbandry, health, medicine, and surgery. This full-color guide presents extensive information for the rescue, evaluation, care, and rehabilitation of sick and injured sea turtles at every stage of life. In-depth information is provided on the physiological systems of sea turtles, causes and sources of illness and injury, diagnostic procedures, and medical and surgical treatments. This is an essential volume for veterinarians, veterinary students, veterinary technicians, rehabilitators, aquarists, biologists, and conservationists who work with sea turtles.

The chapters in this well-organized book are written by leading experts in their respective fields and contain state-of-the-art information not found in any other single source. The contents range from the life history of sea turtles to the more detailed and complex issues related to the diagnosis and treatment of conditions that are frequently encountered in sea turtles. Also included are chapters on important subjects related to sea turtle health and conservation, such as mortality investigation, fisheries interactions, oil spills and other environmental contamination, pathogens, cold-stunning, and harmful algal blooms. Prior to the publication of this unique work, the sea turtle community relied on scattered chapters and papers to obtain information on sea turtle care and rehabilitation. Now, this information can be found all in one place.

Key Features

--Contains over 600 amazing color illustrations and photos to aid in the diagnostic evaluation and treatment of sea turtle injuries and illnesses
--Presents over 50 tables that assimilate and organize important data, particularly in the areas of clinical pathology and nutrition
--Includes Appendices with examination and evaluation forms, necropsy and stranding report forms, a sea turtle formulary, diet recipes, and tube feeding formulas
--WAV offers RGB images from Chapter 7, Clinical Pathology, and multiple evaluation and stranding forms--available from the Web Added Value Download Resource Center at

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