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Abstract

Parasitic infections are widespread among reptiles and may cause serious problems. Any data on its prevalence may be useful for their health management in captivity. Hence, a survey through faecal sample examination was conducted to assess the helminth fauna in captive reptiles [Caiman crocodile (...

Author(s)
Manjunatha, V.; Rout, M.; Umashankar; Salian, N.; Kshama, L. M.; Byregowda, S. M.
Publisher
Society for Immunology and Immunopathology, Pantnagar, India
Citation
Journal of Immunology and Immunopathology, 2019, 21, 1, pp 29-34
Abstract

Reptiles and amphibians are exceptional hosts for different ectoparasites, including mites and ticks. In this study, we investigated tick infestations on reptiles and amphibians trapped in Central Amazonia, and also assessed the presence of rickettsial infections in the collected ticks. From...

Author(s)
Dantas-Torres, F.; Picelli, A. M.; Sales, K. G. da S.; Sousa-Paula, L. C. de; Mejia, P.; Kaefer, I. L.; Viana, L. A.; Pessoa, F. A. C.
Publisher
Springer, Amsterdam, Netherlands
Citation
Experimental and Applied Acarology, 2021, 86, 1, pp 129-144
Abstract

Non-crocodylian reptiles have hearts with a single ventricle, which is partially separated by a muscular ridge that provides some separation of blood flows. An exceptional situation exists in monitor lizards and pythons, where the ventricular left side generates a much higher systolic blood...

Author(s)
Jensen, B.; Lauridsen, H.; Webb, G. J. W.; Wang, T.
Publisher
Wiley, Oxford, UK
Citation
Journal of Anatomy, 2022, 241, 2, pp 535-544
Abstract

A growing number of reptiles are being kept as companion animals in private households, and this has resulted in a concomitant rise in welfare concerns. Poor welfare has been linked to a lack of the emotional attachment in other groups. The aim of this study was to investigate owner attachment to...

Author(s)
Haddon, C.; Burman, O. H. P.; Assheton, P.; Wilkinson, A.
Publisher
Routledge, Abingdon, UK
Citation
Anthrozoös, 2021, 34, 5, pp 739-749
Abstract

Companion Animal Care and Welfare: The UFAW Companion Animal Handbook presents a comprehensive, accessible and practical reference for all parties seeking information about the proper care of companion animals. It covers the husbandry and care of all major companion animal species, including...

Author(s)
Yeates, J.
Publisher
John Wiley & Sons, Chichester, UK
Citation
Companion animal care and welfare: the UFAW companion animal handbook, 2018, pp 624 pp.
Abstract

Reptiles are carriers of Salmonella and can intermittently shed bacteria in their faeces. Contact with snakes and lizards is a source of human salmonellosis. Here, two populations of reptiles, wild and captive were surveyed for Salmonella. One hundred thirty wild-caught reptiles were sampled for ...

Author(s)
McWhorter, A.; Owens, J.; Valcanis, M.; Olds, L.; Myers, C.; Smith, I.; Trott, D.; McLelland, D.
Publisher
Wiley, Berlin, Germany
Citation
Zoonoses and Public Health, 2021, 68, 5, pp 402-412
AbstractFull Text

Zoo and wildlife practitioners are constantly exposed to persistent dangers during physical restraint of wild animals. Chemical immobilization in reptiles is unpredictable due to their ectothermic nature. This study aims to determine a safe and effective anesthetic protocol for immobilization in...

Author(s)
Adetunji, V. E.; Ogunsola, J.; Adeyemo, O. K.
Publisher
Sokoto Journal of Veterinary Sciences, Sokoto, Nigeria
Citation
Sokoto Journal of Veterinary Sciences, 2019, 17, 1, pp 78-81
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Welfare of other pet animals.

The welfare aspects (on housing and management) of other pet animals such as small mammals, birds, reptiles, amphibians, and other invertebrates are discussed.

Author(s)
Broom, D. M.
ISBN
2021 CABI (H ISBN 9781789249835)
Type
Book chapter
Abstract

Borrelia turcica is a reptile-associated Borrelia species that is vectored by the hard tick Hyalomma aegyptium. Tortoises of the genus Testudo represent the principal host of adult H. aegyptium, while immature stages are less host-specific and can be found on various vertebrates and even on humans. ...

Author(s)
Hepner, S.; Fingerle, V.; Heylen, D.; Marosevic, D.; Ghaffari, K.; Okeyo, M.; Sing, A.; Margos, G.
Publisher
Elsevier GmbH, München, Germany
Citation
Ticks and Tick-borne Diseases, 2019, 10, 5, pp 1157-1161
Abstract

The main aim of this study was to describe the species identity and likely infection with CCHF virus RNA among hard ticks recovered on native wild tortoises in a highland region of southeast Iran. To the best of authors' knowledge, there has been no previous record of these ticks on this chelonian...

Author(s)
Adeli-Sardou, M.; Azizi, K.; Soltani, A.; Moemenbellah-Fard, M. D.
Publisher
Acarological Society of Iran, Karaj, Iran
Citation
Persian Journal of Acarology, 2019, 8, 3, pp 281-286

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