The information resources here are organized by each week of the course and many were selected by the course lecturers. For more information on any topic, please contact the Veterinary Medicine Library Staff.

June 5: "Freshwater & Saltwater Aquarium Husbandry" by Jenessa Gjeltema

Power Point Presentation

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Reference List

June 12: "Techniques in Necropsy: Pathway to Knowing 'Everything'" by Christopher Koivisto

Power Point Presentation in PDF (Narrative to accompany slides in PDF)

Web Resources

Reference List

June 19: "Invertebrate Husbandry and Nutrition" by Rachel Reed & Erin Baxter

Power Point Presentation

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Reference List

Other Print Resources

June 26: "Exotic Cat Husbandry & Nutrition" by Sam Young

Power Point Presentation

Web Resources

Reference List

July 3: "Snakes (& Crocodilians): Husbandry & Nutrition" - Jessica Ward

Power Point Presentation

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Reference List

  • Ackerman L (1997). The Biology, Husbandry, and Health Care of Reptiles. Volume II: Husbandry of Reptiles. Neptune City, NJ: T.F.H. Publications, Inc.
  • Britt EJ, Bennett AF (2008). The energetic advantages of slug specialization in garter snakes (genus Thamnophis). Physiol Biochem Zoo 81(3): 247-54.
  • Barnard SM (1996). Reptile Keeperís Handbook. Malabar, FL: Krieger Publishing.
  • Coulson RA, Coulson TD, Herbert JD, Staton MA (1987). Protein nutrition in the alligator. Comp Biochem Physiol 87A(2): 449-59.
  • Cox CL, Secor SM (2007). Effects of meal size, clutch, and metabolism on the energy efficiencies of juvenile Burmese pythons, Python molurus. Comp Biochem Physiol 148A: 861-68.
  • Flank L (1998). Herp Help. New York: Howell Book House.
  • Garnett S (1988). Digestion, assimilation and metabolism of captive estuarine crocodiles, Crocodylus porosus. Comp Biochem Physiol 90A(1): 23-29.
  • Huchzermeyer FW (2003). Crocodiles: Biology, Husbandry, and Diseases. Cambridge, MA: CABI Publishing.
  • Lance VA (2003). Alligator physiology and life history: the importance of temperature. Exp Gerontol 38: 8011-5.
  • Larsen RE, Buergelt C, Cardeilhac PT, Jacobson ER (1983). Steatitis and fat necrosis in captive alligators. JAVMA 183(11): 1202-4.
  • Lauren DJ (1985). The effect of chronic saline exposure on the electrolyte balance, nitrogen metabolism, and corticosterone titer in the American alligator, Alligator mississippiensis. Comp Biochem Physiol 81A(2): 217-23.
  • Mitchell MA (2004). Snake care and husbandry. Vet Clin Exot Anim 7: 421-446.
  • Radcliffe CW, Chiszar D. (1983) Clear plastic hiding boxes as a husbandry device for nervous snakes. Herpetological Rev 14(1):18.

July 10: "Monkey Husbandry & Nutrition" - Monica Morgado

Power Point Presentation

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Reference List

July 17: "Psittacine (Parrot) Husbandry & Nutrition" by Austin Duncan

Power Point Presentation

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Reference List

July 24: "Husbandry & Nutrition of Chelonians (Turtles) & Lizards" by Ryan Thames

Power Point Presentation

Web Resources

Reference List

July 31: "Amphibian Husbandry & Nutrition" by Ami Krasner

Power Point Presentation

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Reference List

August 7: "A Whirlwind Overview of Small Mammal Husbandry" by Katherine Ratzlaff

Power Point Presentation
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Reference List

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