Develop your knowledge and understanding of cystic calculi in reptiles. This is a one-part course that can also be taken as part of the Common urinary conditions course bundle.
This module looks at diagnosis, treatment, prevention and outcomes of cystic calculi in reptiles, including:
Requirements – personnel, materials.
Preparation – pre-medication, dietary preparation, site preparation and other.
Procedure – skin incisions, muscles and nerve transection, ligate major blood vessels, cut bone or incise joint capsule, suture muscles, suture skin, attach prosthesis in tortoises if needed.
Aftercare – monitoring, fluid requirements, general care, analgesia, antimicrobial therapy, wound protection, special precautions, follow up.
Outcomes – possible complications, reasons for treatment failure, prognosis generally good.
Support and Resources
This online module includes an e-Book with content from Vetstream's Vetlexicon Exotis (reptiles) followed by a quiz leading to a personalized certificate. Written by some of the world's leading veterinarians, ensuring accuracy and depth of content.
This course was written and peer reviewed by:
This module is worth approximately 30 minutes of CPD.