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Essentials of Tortoise Medicine and Surgery
Tortoise medicine
  1. Sarah J. L. Brown

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John Chitty and Aiden Raftery
344 pages, paperback, £39.99.
Wiley-Blackwell. 2013.
ISBN 978 1 4-051 9544 7

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DO you recoil in horror when a tortoise appears in your consulting room, unsure whether it might be a Tommy or a Thomasina, unsure even how to get the head out of the shell, let alone treat it? If so, this book is for you. It is full of practical tips, very readable and is aimed at those who are unfamiliar with treating chelonian patients.

The authors, who are both experienced practitioners in exotic practice, state that the book is designed to be a practical help for busy clinicians seeing chelonia as part of their caseload. It is not intended to be a …

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