Develop your knowledge and understanding of digit and limb amputation in reptiles. This is a one-part course that can also be taken as part of the Shell repair and amputation techniques course bundle.
This module looks at the requirements, preparation, procedure, aftercare and outcomes of digit and limb amputation, 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 60 minutes of CPD.