By Kevin N. Wright, Brent R. Whitaker
Amphibian drugs and Captive Husbandry is designed to introduce veterinary practitioners to the analysis and remedy of sickness in captive amphibians. even if designed for the veterinary clinician, this article is a necessary a part of any herpetologist's library, masking a variety of points of amphibian captive husbandry and propagation whereas delivering an organization origin that allows the reader to guage a given husbandry regimen. The analysis of affliction in amphibians by way of the applying of uncomplicated clinicopathologic suggestions is mentioned. Infectious, metabolic, dietary, neoplastic, and idiopathic issues of amphibians are tested intimately. totally illustrated, this quantity includes 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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Are commonly bred in captive collections and are popular pets, in part beca use of their relatively large size and bizarre appearance. 26). The genus Eleuthrodactylus (robber frogs) contains over 400 species, of which several small species are in captive collections. 27). 28). 11 Bufonidae Bufonids are the true toads, and are distinguished from all living anurans on the basis of the presence of the Bidder's organ in males, a rudimentary ovary lying on the anterior edge of the testis. There are around 350 species, of which one-tenth are in captive collections.
Multiple pancreatic ducts are present, while there is no valve separating the small intestine from the large intestine. The Adult Salamander. ). ). Pancreatic ducts range in number from 2-47 depending on the species. There is no valve separating the small intestine from the large intestine. The Adult Anuran. Teeth are absent in some anurans. Pipid frogs lack tongues and certain oral glands, features that are unnecessary for their mode of aquatic suction feeding. Pepsinogen secreting cells are absent in some pipids.
Paired external nares are present. Gills are visible upon hatching, but eventually are covered by an operculum until a pair of branchial spiracles are present. The cloaca may be located subjugular or more terminally located toward the tail base. There are no known neotenic anurans. 2A, B within this chapter for generalized anatomic drawings of the skeleton of salamanders and anurans. 7 for generalized anatomic drawings of adult specimens of the three orders of amphibians. 6 within the color section for photographs of the visceral anatomy of a caecilian, salamander, and frog.
Amphibian Medicine and Captive Husbandry by Kevin N. Wright, Brent R. Whitaker