Crocodiles : Biology, Husbandry and Diseases

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This book is a comprehensive reference work on the biology, management and health of crocodiles, alligators and gharials. It is applicable to both farmed and captive animals.The introductory chapter describes crocodilian anatomy, physiology, biochemistry, and behaviour. One chapter is devoted to important aspects of crocodile farming, namely nutrition; incubation of eggs; rearing; breeding; slaughter; and welfare. Subsequent chapters cover transmissible, nontransmissible and organ diseases, and diseases of eggs and hatchlings.
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Product details

  • Hardback | 352 pages
  • 172 x 244 x 24.89mm | 966.15g
  • Wallingford, United Kingdom
  • English
  • bibliographical references
  • 0851996566
  • 9780851996561
  • 2,713,309

Table of contents

Chapter 1: Crocodiles and Alligators
1.1: The Species of Crocodilians
1.2: Crocodilian Anatomy
1.3: Crocodilian Physiology
1.4: Crocodilian Biochemistry
1.5: Crocodilian Behaviour
Chapter 2: Examination of Crocodiles and Clinical Procedures
2.1: Clinical Examination
2.2: Postmortem Examination
2.3: Medication
2.4: Surgical Interventions
Chapter 3: Important Aspects of Crocodile Farming
3.1: Nutrition
3.2: Incubation of Crocodile eggs
3.3: Rearing
3.4: Breeding
3.5: Slaughter
3.6: Crocodiles in Zoos and Private Collections
3.7: Animal Welfare
Chapter 4: Diseases of Eggs and Hatchlings
4.1: Diseases of the egg
4.2: Diseases of the Yolk Sac
4.3: Hatchling Diseases
4.4: Congenital Malformations
Chapter 5: Transmissible Diseases
5.1: Viral Infections
5.2: Bacterial Infections
5.3: Fungal Infections
5.4: Parasitic Protozoa
5.5: Metazoan Endoparasites
5.6: Ectroparasites
Chapter 6: Nontransmissible Diseases
6.1: Nutritional Deficiencies
6.2: Poisoning
6.3: Multifactorial Diseases
Chapter 7: Organ Diseases and Miscellaneous Conditions
7.1: Skin Diseases
7.2: Eye Diseases
7.3: Diseases of the Digestive System
7.4: Diseases of the Urogenital System
7.5: Diseases of the Nervous System
7.6: Diseases of the Circulatory System
7.7: Diseases of the Respiratory System
7.8: Diseases of the Skeletal-muscular System
7.9: Diseases of the Endocrine System
7.10: Miscellaneous Pathological Conditions
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Review quote

"The book is easy to read and has a strong emphasis on husbandry and pathology. Crocodilian anatomy and physiology is explained in a simple and effective manner. The work is well referenced and the enthusiasm of the author for his subject is obvious."--Australian Veterinary Journal "Fritz Huchzermeyer's long awaited book on crocodile husbandry is out, and was worth waiting for... will stand frequent consultation and years on the laboratory bench where it will be an invaluable aid to diagnosis and treatment."--Perran Ross
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About Fritz Huchzermeyer

F. W. Huchzermeyer
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