Basic husbandry and clinical assessment of the amphibian patient.

B. R. Whitaker, K. M. Wright, S. L. Barnett

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The veterinarian presented with an amphibian patient must be prepared to assess both the animal's medical condition and its husbandry record; good health is inextricably linked to proper care and diet. This article provides the clinician with guidelines for maintaining amphibians in captivity, including information on climate control and lighting, housing and cage enrichment, and nutrition. The article also covers questions to ask when taking a history, methods of restraint, and practical advice on the equipment and techniques used to conduct a complete physical examination of the amphibian patient.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)265-290, v-vi
JournalThe veterinary clinics of North America. Exotic animal practice
Issue number2
StatePublished - May 1999

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Small Animals


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