Reptiles
Lizards Green Iguana Bearded Dragon Chameleon
Amphibians <ul><li>Salamanders </li></ul><ul><li>vs </li></ul><ul><li>Newts </li></ul><ul><li>Frogs  </li></ul><ul><li>vs ...
Snakes <ul><li>Pythons </li></ul><ul><li>Boa Constrictors </li></ul><ul><li>King Snake </li></ul><ul><li>Corn Snake </li><...
Chelonians <ul><li>Tortoise vs Turtle? </li></ul>
Anatomy/Physiology <ul><li>Metabolism  </li></ul><ul><ul><li>“ Cold-blooded” </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Ectothermic </...
<ul><li>Integument  </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Scales  </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Carapace </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Shedding ...
Animal Care (husbandry) <ul><li>Species </li></ul><ul><li>Temperature!! & Humidity </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Heating POTZ (pre...
Nutrition <ul><li>Carnivores/omnivores/herbivores </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Insectivores </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Hypocalcemia=M...
Restraint <ul><li>Weapons? </li></ul><ul><ul><li>towel </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Vagal Restraint </li></ul><ul><li>Rib Cage <...
Anesthesia <ul><li>Inhalant Anesthesia!! </li></ul><ul><ul><li>ISO vs SEVO </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Entubation </li></ul><ul...
Skin Problems <ul><li>Abrasions </li></ul><ul><li>Abscesses </li></ul><ul><li>Burns </li></ul><ul><li>Revenge of the Food ...
Digestive Problems <ul><li>Anorexia </li></ul><ul><li>Stomatitis </li></ul><ul><li>Impaction </li></ul>
Parasitology <ul><li>Mites </li></ul><ul><li>Coccidia / Roundworms </li></ul>
Reproductive Issues <ul><li>Dystocia </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Eggbinding </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Tx: Heat + Calcium + Oxyt...
Vet Med Nursing <ul><li>Physical Exam </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Oral </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Charge it! Or speculum </l...
ZOONOSES <ul><li>Salmonellosis </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Overhyped in media </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Immunocompromised </li>...
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Reptiles

  1. 1. Reptiles
  2. 2. Lizards Green Iguana Bearded Dragon Chameleon
  3. 3. Amphibians <ul><li>Salamanders </li></ul><ul><li>vs </li></ul><ul><li>Newts </li></ul><ul><li>Frogs </li></ul><ul><li>vs </li></ul><ul><li>Toads </li></ul>
  4. 4. Snakes <ul><li>Pythons </li></ul><ul><li>Boa Constrictors </li></ul><ul><li>King Snake </li></ul><ul><li>Corn Snake </li></ul>
  5. 5. Chelonians <ul><li>Tortoise vs Turtle? </li></ul>
  6. 6. Anatomy/Physiology <ul><li>Metabolism </li></ul><ul><ul><li>“ Cold-blooded” </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Ectothermic </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><li>Skeletal System </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Legs vs No </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Tail autotomy w/ regeneration </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Carapace + Plaston </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Cardiovascular </li></ul><ul><ul><li>2 Atria + 1 Ventricle </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Caudal Vein </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Respiratory </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Primitive Lungs </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>No Diaphram </li></ul></ul>
  7. 7. <ul><li>Integument </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Scales </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Carapace </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Shedding </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Ecdysis </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Dysecdysis – low humidity, poor nutrition, substrate </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><li>Reproductive Tract </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Cloaca </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Special Senses </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Eyes + parietal eye </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Ear External TM </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Vomernasal Organ </li></ul></ul>Anatomy/Physiology (cont)
  8. 8. Animal Care (husbandry) <ul><li>Species </li></ul><ul><li>Temperature!! & Humidity </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Heating POTZ (preferred optimal temp zone) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Stones/Lamps </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Light - UV-B or “full spectrum” </li></ul><ul><li>Substrate </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Newspaper, bark, sand, shavings </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>=Cheap ,Resp , FO , Resp </li></ul></ul>
  9. 9. Nutrition <ul><li>Carnivores/omnivores/herbivores </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Insectivores </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Hypocalcemia=MBDz </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Signs </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Limp/muscle tremors/swollen mandible </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>“ Gut-loading” vs “Dusting” </li></ul></ul>
  10. 10. Restraint <ul><li>Weapons? </li></ul><ul><ul><li>towel </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Vagal Restraint </li></ul><ul><li>Rib Cage </li></ul><ul><li>Tail Dropping </li></ul>
  11. 11. Anesthesia <ul><li>Inhalant Anesthesia!! </li></ul><ul><ul><li>ISO vs SEVO </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Entubation </li></ul><ul><li>Temp. Regulation </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Long Recovery </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Keep it short! </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Injectable </li></ul></ul>
  12. 12. Skin Problems <ul><li>Abrasions </li></ul><ul><li>Abscesses </li></ul><ul><li>Burns </li></ul><ul><li>Revenge of the Food </li></ul><ul><li>Tx= Culture/Sensitivity and Antibiotics </li></ul>
  13. 13. Digestive Problems <ul><li>Anorexia </li></ul><ul><li>Stomatitis </li></ul><ul><li>Impaction </li></ul>
  14. 14. Parasitology <ul><li>Mites </li></ul><ul><li>Coccidia / Roundworms </li></ul>
  15. 15. Reproductive Issues <ul><li>Dystocia </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Eggbinding </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Tx: Heat + Calcium + Oxytocin </li></ul></ul>
  16. 16. Vet Med Nursing <ul><li>Physical Exam </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Oral </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Charge it! Or speculum </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Abscesses/Infection </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Bloodwork (Tail Vein/Jugular/Cranial Vena Cava) </li></ul>Heterophils NRBC's
  17. 17. ZOONOSES <ul><li>Salmonellosis </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Overhyped in media </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Immunocompromised </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Wash hands after handling </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Clamydia and Parasites </li></ul>

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