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Biology, Husbandry, and Medicine of the Green Iguana [Hardcover]

Thomas Huntington Boyer , Elliott R. Jacobson
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March 2003 1575240653 978-1575240657 Original
This multi-authored book spans a range of topics relevant to those individuals interested in keeping, breeding and understanding health problems of the green iguana, "Iguana iguana". It offers a synthesis of the work and experience of biologists, nutritionists and veterinarians who have worked with green iguanas, both in the field and in captivity and it presents, in some cases, previously unreported information on iguana biology and medicine. Topics include biology and reproduction in the wild, nutrition in the wild and in captivity, ontogeny of captive iguanas, husbandry, clinical evaluation, diseases, drug dosages and chemotherapeutics, anaesthesia and surgery, and imaging.

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Dr. Elliott Jacobson received his PhD in Zoology (endocrinology) and his DVM from the University of Missouri. He is currently a professor in the Department of Small Animal Clinical Sciences at the College of Veterinary Medicine, University of Florida. He is a Diplomate of the American College of Zoological Medicine where he teaches veterinary students and supervises a postgraduate residency training program in his specialty, wildlife and zoological medicine. He also serves as Service Chief of Wildlife and Zoological Medicine at the Veterinary Medical Teaching Hospital, University of Florida. This service evaluates all nondomestic species submitted for examination to the VMTH. His research focuses on infectious diseases of reptiles including paramyxoviral infection of snakes, mycoplasmosis of tortoises, and fibropapilloma of sea turtles. He has authored over 200 publications in a wide variety of books and journals.

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Compiled and edited by Elliot R. Jacobson, Biology, Husbandry, And Medicine Of The Green Iguana is a scholarly and detailed referenced packed from cover to cover with virtually everything there is to know about this remarkable reptile. An extensive college-level study, illustrated with an inset selection of color plates, Biology, Husbandry, And Medicine Of The Green Iguana is a welcome contribution to zoology reference shelves and a fascinating resource for iguana enthusiasts to simply read through.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Highly technical, but very good, book May 17 2005
By Otto - Published on Amazon.com
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This is for the advanced Iguana owner, or someone who wants to become advanced. Basically this book is a series of scientific studies collected in one book, along with information on diagnosing various Iguana diseases and injury. There are color plates showing how to operate on Iguanas for vets. Basically this is a vet textbook, but anyone with a slight background in anatomy, or a pocket medical dictionary, should be able to read this book easily and find it informative. If you want to feel a bit more empowered and be able to discuss Ig problems with your vet, this is a good book.

If not, buy Iguanas for Dummies and James Hatfields Green Iguana book. I have all 3 plus "Understanding Reptile Parasites" by Roger J. Klingenberg, which is unfortunately not available from Amazon.
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5.0 out of 5 stars A welcome contribution to zoology reference shelves May 22 2003
By Midwest Book Review - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Hardcover
Compiled and edited by Elliot R. Jacobson, Biology, Husbandry, And Medicine Of The Green Iguana is a scholarly and detailed referenced packed from cover to cover with virtually everything there is to know about this remarkable reptile. An extensive college-level study, illustrated with an inset selection of color plates, Biology, Husbandry, And Medicine Of The Green Iguana is a welcome contribution to zoology reference shelves and a fascinating resource for iguana enthusiasts to simply read through.
5.0 out of 5 stars Review 02.23.2012 Feb. 23 2012
By Konstantinidis Konstantinos - Published on Amazon.com
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This book covers everything about biology, nutricional needs and hasbundry of Green Iguana.

Biology: Covers all concerning issues in the 24-cycle-day of the living animals and captive too.

Nutricional: Covers all concerning food in the wild, food in captivity. Contains a wide spectrum food analysis, for captive sources.

Hasbundry: Covers all about terrarium living-related (furnishing, temperatures, humidity, substrates, disinfections etc etc).

Diseases and disorders: All known signs of diseases & diagnoses, and signs of disorders and related. Covers also the case of acariasis (important in captive reptiles).

Medicinary: Covers all cases for doses, medicines, alternative medicinary ect ect.

I would say that it isn't for the new keeper. It is for the person who is already familiar with medicinary, pathology and diseases.
This book is just the "next step" to keeping knowledge of Green Iguanas.
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