What's Wrong with My Snake?

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BowTie Press, Feb 15, 2007 - Pets - 160 pages
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This user-friendly home medical reference identifies and explains existing and potential problems in snakes. Find out how location of a cage can affect your snake's appetite, or how a snake can become "mouse shy." Learn how to identify and correct problems associated with maladaptation, burns, constipation, dehydration, skin lesions, diarrhea, improper shedding, lack of appetite, feeding frequency, overheating, parasites, mouth rot, reproductive failure, rodent injuries, respiratory problems, vomiting, weight loss, seizures, tremors, incoordination and just about anything else that may be commonly found with the captive care of snakes.
 

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Contents

Acknowledgments
4
Introduction
5
Selection and Acclimation
7
Disease and the Captive Environment
37
Skin
48
Stomatitis
59
Parasites
62
Gastrointestinal Problems
72
Sudden Death
120
Pediatrics
123
Geriatrics
127
Psychological Factors
130
Choosing a Veterinarian
138
Medicines
141
References
150
Additional Reading
153

Feeding Problems
81
Reproduction
98
Respiratory Problems
112
Neurological Problems
117
Index
154
About the Authors
160
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