Medicine and Surgery of Tortoises and Turtles is an innovative and exciting new reference book on the management of chelonians. Covering everything from species identification to virus isolation techniques, it is an indispensable source of information for veterinary practitioners treating sick or injured chelonians and all those involved in captive chelonian care, chelonian conservation medicine, and scientific research. Written by leading chelonian veterinarians from around the world, this definitive book includes: Detailed sections on anatomy, physiology, husbandry, nutrition, diagnosis, diseases, anaesthesia, surgery, therapeutics and conservation. Over 1000 full–colour photographs, which take the reader through disease recognition, practical nursing, captive husbandry and common surgical conditions. Down–to–earth clinical information presented in a user–friendly format. Medicine and Surgery of Tortoises and Turtles is both a step–by–step photographic guide and a detailed source of clinical and scientific data. As well as this, it contains fascinating material that has never been published before, ensuring that it will become the primary chelonian reference book.