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Scale the Heights - Basic Reptile Medicine for the GP Vet

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Scale the Heights - Basic Reptile Medicine for the GP Vet (10% online discount)


This practical hands-on day course will focus on the basic need-to-knows of reptile medicine. The course will provide an overview of husbandry, clinic requirements, and the clinical skills required to ensure you meet day 1 skills in dealing with the most commonly seen reptiles – Mediterranean tortoises, Bearded dragons, and Royal pythons. Common diseases will also be covered, with a focus on infectious disease.

Topics to be covered include:

  • Biology and husbandry
  • Hospitalisation needs
  • Handling and examination techniques
  • Sampling and clinical pathology
  • Anaesthesia, imaging and surgery
  • Infectious diseases and common medical problems
  • Therapeutics

Learning Objectives:

  • Day 1 skills for Royal pythons, Mediterranean tortoises, and Bearded Dragons
  • Biology and husbandry of these species
  • Clinical skills and understanding to enable diagnosis and therapy of the most common conditions of these species

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This course is designed for veterinary surgeons with all levels of experience. It will provide a basic level of knowledge for those interested in making a start in the exotics’ field as well as practitioners less interested, but still encountering these commonly kept species

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27th July 2017

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