Exotis ISSN 2398-2985

Reptiles

Drug / fluid administration techniques

Contributor(s): Vetstream Ltd, David Perpinan

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Overview

  • As with cats and dogs, the same medical principles broadly apply with the main routes of administration available as follows: oral, subcutaneous, intravenous, intraosseous, intramuscular and intracoelomic.

Route advantages / disadvantages

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Snakes

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Lizards

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Chelonia

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Nebulization overview

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Other routes

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Further Reading

Publications

Refereed papers

Other sources of information

  • Cheek R & Crane M (2017) Snakes. In: Exotic Animal Medicine for the Veterinary Technician. 3rd edn. Eds: Ballard B & Cheek R. Wiley-Blackwell. pp 137-181.
  • Rivera S (2017) Chelonians. In: Exotic Animal Medicine for the Veterinary Technician. 3rd edn. Eds: Ballard B & Cheek R. Wiley-Blackwell. pp 183-196.
  • Wilson B (2017) Lizards. In: Exotic Animal Medicine for the Veterinary Technician. 3rd edn. Eds: Ballard B & Cheek R. Wiley-Blackwell. pp 95-136.
  • Girling S J (2013) An Overview of Reptile and Amphibian Therapeutics. In: Veterinary Nursing of Exotic Pets. 2nd edn. Wiley-Blackwell. pp 323-328.
  • Mader D R (2006) Reptile Medicine and Surgery. Saunders Elsevier, USA. pp 1242.

Reproduced with permission from Bonnie Ballard & Ryan Cheek: Exotic Animal Medicine for the Veterinary Technician © 2017, and Simon J Girling: Veterinary Nursing of Exotic Pets © 2013, published by John Wiley & Sons.


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