By Murray E. Fowler, Zalmir S. Cubas
Univ. of California, Davis. positive aspects large tables, continent-specific department of amphibians, birds, reptiles, and mammals prepared by means of order, relations, and genus. subject matters contain conservation efforts, ailments in free-ranging populations, and administration of animals maintained in captivity. contains an appendix on drug dosages utilized in avian drugs. plentiful halftone illustrations.
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1990. Observaçães sobre os hábitos e o comportamento alimentar de Phrynops geoffroanus (Schweigger, 1812) em cativeiro (Reptilia, Testudines, Chelidae) [Observations on the feeding habits and behavior of Phrynops geoffroanus in captivity]. Revista Brasileira de Zoologia 7(3):319–326. B. 1991. Some observations on the biology and behavior of Phrynops geoffroanus (Schweigger, 1812) in captivity (Reptilia, Testudines, Chelidae). Grupo de Estudos Ecológicos, Série Documentos (3):35–37. B. 1992. O comportamento reprodutivo de quelônios [Chelonians reproductive behavior].
Teleacus, and Balantidium spp. have been found in species of the genus Geochelone, but they have not been proven to be agents of illness. It is possible that they are normal microflora and participants of the digestive process. Coccidia Although coccidial organisms are commonly found, signs must be present to diagnose disease. MANAGEMENT Numerous drugs have been used in treatment. Trimethoprim sulfadiazine, in doses of 15–30 mg/kg every 48 hours for 10–14 days, works well. Helminths Nematodes are the most common parasites found in chelonians.
35°C) should be avoided, and turtles must always have access to adequate microenvironments to thermoregulate, such as a pond of water or a shaded refuge. , Geochelone carbonaria, and G. denticulata). Northern species will do better if kept between approximately 24 and 30°C; southern species will do better if kept between approximately 20 and 26°C. Water temperature may usually be kept between 22 and 28°C. Pelomedusids (but less AMPHIBIANS/REPTILES: CLASSES AMPHIBIA AND REPTILIA markedly, Podocnemis unifilis) are particularly sensitive to cold water.
Biology, Medicine, and Surgery of South American Wild Animals by Murray E. Fowler, Zalmir S. Cubas