By Bairbre O'Malley MvB MRCVS
The 1st in-depth textbook of its variety, this source offers exclusively with the comparative anatomy and body structure of unique species - small mammals, reptiles, and birds. For those in most cases encountered species, it highlights medical concerns for veterinary therapy. The ebook is seriously illustrated with transparent line diagrams, radiographs, and colour illustrations, explaining essentially the functioning of unique species.The first textbook to supply accomplished insurance of the comparative anatomy and body structure of unique species.Written particularly to offer the veterinary practitioner a greater knowing of the functioning of unique species.Profusely illustrated with transparent line diagrams, radiographs, and colour plates.With three participants
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2) and the Aldabra (Geochelone gigantea), but they mainly range from 10 to 120 cm in size. Many smaller species, like the North American Gopher (Gopherus polyphemus) tortoise, have adapted for burrowing with a flatter dome and scoop-shaped forelegs, while the African Pancake tortoise (Malacochersus tornieri) has a shell so flat and flexible it can slide between rock crevices to escape predators (Pough et al. 2002). 1 • Neck flexure in chelonian (arrows indicate point of maximum flexure). (a) Cryptodires showing neck flexure from the side (b) Pleurodires showing neck flexure from above Aquatic Chelonia are well modified for aquatic existence as they can easily breathhold, and utilize anaerobic metabolism and non-pulmonary respiration through skin, pharynx or cloaca.
Jacobson’s organ is most highly developed in snakes (Fig. 14) where they receive data from the tip of the tongue as it flickers in and out. Chelonians only have a modified Jacobson’s organ while in adult crocodiles it only exists in the early embryonic stage (Bellairs 1969e; Parsons 1970; Young 1997). CLINICAL NOTE Sight The spinal cord possesses some localized autonomy so spinal cord injuries could have a better clinical prognosis than in mammals (Bennett, RA 1996). The principal receptors in reptiles are eyes and the secondary receptors are the pineal gland and, possibly, the skin.
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