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This chapter provides the need-to-know information on lizards:

  • Biology
  • Husbandry
  • Handling and restraint
  • Diagnostic approach
  • Common conditions
  • Supportive care
  • Anaesthesia and analgesia
  • Common surgical procedures
  • Euthanasia
  • Drug formulary.

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15.2 Male water dragon demonstrating bright coloration and crest.
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15.3 Leopard gecko after tail autotomy.
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15.4 Bearded dragons. The female is on the left; the male is on the right.
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15.6 Suitable vivarium for an arboreal lizard. Drawn by S.J. Elmhurst BA Hons (www.livingart.org.uk) and reproduced with her permission.
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15.7 Ornate Nile monitor bathing in an outside enclosure.
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15.8 Handling a juvenile green iguana. (Reproduced from the .)
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15.9 Positioning for a horizontal beam radiograph in a bearded dragon.
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15.10 Endoscopic examination of a bearded dragon.
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15.12 anamorph of (yellow fungus disease) in a juvenile bearded dragon.
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15.13 Snake mites on the eyelid of a bearded dragon.
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15.14 Severe periodontal disease in a bearded dragon.
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15.15 Transillumination of a healthy leopard gecko.
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15.16 Leopard gecko suffering from severe nutritional secondary hyperparathyroidism.
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15.17 Swollen tarsal joint in a veiled chameleon suffering from articular gout.
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15.18 Intracoelomic fluids being administered in a Chinese water dragon.
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15.19 Leopard gecko being anaesthetized in a ziplock bag containing 5% isoflurane in oxygen.
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15.20 Salpingectomy of a veiled chameleon. Note the flank incision.
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15.21 Castration of a sexually mature green iguana.
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