|9:00 AM-9:50 AM
Keeping Tortoises Healthy I – Husbandry
Tortoises are the most common reptile patient in California but are a challenging species for veterinarians. The first half of this 2 part lecture will emphasize how to keep tortoises healthy, including how to set them up correctly, new perspectives on feeding, hibernating, post hibernation anorexia, anesthetizing, and mycoplasmosis. To treat tortoises successfully, you have to make sure they stay healthy by educating your clients.
|10:00 AM-10:50 AM
Keeping Tortoises Healthy II – Diseases of Tortoises
The second half lecture will focus on common diagnoses and treatments of tortoises including nutritional secondary hyperparathyroidism, dog gnaw trauma, phallus prolapse and injury, hepatic lipidosis, cystic and cloacal calculi, colonic obstruction, other prolapses, herpes virus, testudine intranuclear coccidiosis, other parasites, renal disease, egg retention, and a few less common problems.
|11:00 AM-11:50 AM
Care and Diseases of Bearded Dragons I
Beardies are the most popular lizard and are prone to their own peculiar problems, many of which are avoidable with the right husbandry. Accordingly, the first half of this 2 part lecture will focus on captive care, including cage set up, feeding, watering, breeding, hibernating and common problems such as constipation, obesity, hepatic lipidosis, and nutritional secondary hyperthyroidism. Husbandry is the basis of good veterinary care, make sure you educate your clients!
|12:00 PM-12:50 PM
More Diseases of Bearded Dragons II
The second half of this 2 part lecture will focus on common beardie diseases including atadenovirus infection, egg yolk coelomitis, parasites, aneurysms, pneumonia, nannizziomycosis, dental disease, and various neoplasias, with an emphasis on practical diagnoses and treatments. Be the dragon doctor!