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  • 2013
  • ARAV Proceedings 2013

    Opening Remarks

    • Rachel E. Marschang

    Introductions and Welcome

    Keynote Speech: Ranaviruses: An Emerging Threat to the Biodiversity of Ectothermic Vertebrates

    Infectious Diseases

    • Kim Wojick ;
    • Paolo Selleri

    Nasal Discharge in Chelonians

    Concomitant Multicentric Lymphoblastic Lymphoma, Lymphoid Leukemia and Inclusion Body Disease in an Adult Male Boa Constrictor (Boa constrictor imperator)

    Repeated Detection of Ranaviruses in Anolis Lizards (Anolis carolinensis) from Florida

    Detection of Antibodies Against Adenoviruses in Lizards and Snakes

    Pathology and Initial Sequence Characterization of a Novel Visceral Coccidian in the Kidneys of Inland Bearded Dragons (Pogona vitticeps)

    A Novel Mycoplasma Detected in Association with Respiratory Disease in a Collection of Ball Pythons (Python regius)

    First Detection of Sunshine Virus in Pythons (Python regius) in Europe


    • Lionel Schilliger ;
    • Franciscus Scheelings

    Surgical Approaches to the Coelom of Reptiles: Getting in is Half the Battle

    Repair of a Mandibular Symphyseal Fracture in an African Side-Necked Turtle (Pelomedusa subrufa)

    Endoscopic Laser Lithotripsy in a Freshwater Turtle

    Surgical Management of Maxillary Osteomyelitis in a Reticulated Python (Python reticulates)

    Prefemoral Ovariosalpingectomy of Desert Tortoises (Gopherus agassizii and Gopherus morafkai)

    Coelomic Implantation of Holohil Transmitters in Crotalus horridus

    Complicated Tongue Prolapse in a Chameleon: A Novel Surgery Technique as a Possible Alternative to Amputation

    Joint ARAV and AEMV Sessions

    • Adolf Maas ;
    • Paolo Selleri

    Scorpion Envenomation and Treatment in Chelonia

    Evaluation of Long-Acting Antibiotic Ceftiofur Crystallin-Free Acid in Koi (Cyprinus carpio)

    Sedation for Facilitation of Diagnostic Imaging in Rats with Severe Respiratory Disease

    Working with Reptile Rescues: Oh the Things You'll See

    Acquired Oronasal Fistula in a Domestic Ferret (Mustela putorius furo)

    How to Make a Snake Eat

    Spontaneous Abdominal Bladder Hernia Including a Bladder Stone in a Female Neutered Rabbit

    Mesenteric and Hepatic Cysticercosis in a Rabbit (Orytolagus cuniculus)

    Granulomatous Hepatitis in a Keeled Box Turtle (Pyxidea mouhotii)

    Idiopathic Xanthoma In a Domestic Rabbit (Oryctolagus cuniculus)

    Measuring 25 Hydroxy Vitamin D Levels in Leopard Geckos Exposed to Commercial Ultraviolet B Lights

    Reconstructive Surgery in a Captive Striped Skunk (Mephitis mephitis)

    Applied Behavior Analysis: The Science Behind All That Learning

    Cardiovascular Physiology and Diseases of Amphibians

    Case Reports

    • Anke Stohr ;
    • La'Toya Latney

    Respiratory and Genital Disorders in a Spur-thighed Tortoise (Testudo graeca)

    Incidence of Lymphocytosis and Lymphoid Leukemias in Bearded Dragons (Pogona vitticeps)

    Acute and Chronic Effects of Heat Stroke in Eleven Australian Freshwater Turtles

    Trichomonas and Cryptosporidium spp. in a Black Throat Monitor (Varanus albigularis ionidesi)

    Undifferentiated Adenocarcinoma and Oviductal Adenoma in Two Clutch Mate Same-Household Bearded Dragons (Pogona vitticeps)

    Pericardial Effusion and Atherosclerosis in a Chinese Water Dragon (Physignathus cocincinus)

    Anesthesia and Analgesia

    • Karina Mathes ;
    • Nelson Bricker

    Practical Use of Loco-regional Analgesia in Reptile Medicine

    Sedation with Alfaxalone and Local Analgesia as an Alternative to General Anesthesia in Reptiles and Amphibians

    Comparison of the Sedative Effects of Medetomidine, Dexmedetomidine, and Levomedetomidine in Texas Tortoises (Gopherus berlandieri)

    Post Surgical Meloxicam Use in Crotalus horridus

    Use of Intravenous and Intramuscular Alfaxalone in Macquarie River Turtles (Emydura macquarii)

    In-Depth Session: Urogenital Tract

    • Stacey Leonatti

    Introduction: ABVP Specialization

    Reptilian Renal Structure and Function

    Reptilian Urinary System: Clinical Evaluation

    Urogenital Tract Diseases of Reptiles

    Conservation and Physiology

    • Sue Carstairs ;
    • Heather Bjornebo

    Fighting Extinction: Zoos Victoria's Commitment to Endangered Herpetofauna

    Repatriation of the Golden Coin Turtle (Cuora trifasciata)

    Utilizing Coelomic Length to Determine Gender in Heloderma suspectum

    Neotropical Snakes Conservation Program in Brazil

    The Reptile Rescue Center in Munich Germany: Challenges and Interesting Cases

    Effects of UVB Radiation on Plasma 25-Hydroxy Vitamin D3 and Ionized Calcium Concentrations in Ball Pythons (Python regius)

    Plasma Chemistry Values in Captive Breeder Adult Veiled Chameleons (Chamaeleo calyptratus)

    Diagnostics and Imaging

    • Sabine Öfner ;
    • Katie Heinz-Taheny

    Magnetic Resonance Imaging and Cross-Sectional Anatomy of the Coelomic Cavity in Red-Eared Sliders (Trachemys scripta elegans) and Yellow-Bellied Sliders (Trachemys scripta scripta)

    Selected Venous Blood Analytes and WBC Counts as Part of Routine Health Evaluations in the Japanese Giant Salamander (Andrias japonicus)

    Radiographic Anatomy and Barium Sulfate Contrast Transit Time of the Gastrointestinal Tract of Bearded Dragons (Pogona vitticeps)

    Evaluation of Rebound Tonometry in Conscious Leopard Geckos (Eublepharis macularius)

    Evaluating the Different Methods for Reading Complete Blood Counts in Reptiles: Using Agreement Analysis to Determine Their Value

    ABVP Diplomates

    • Stacey Leonatti ;
    • Leigh Ann Clayton

    Common Problems of Leopard Geckos (Eublepharis macularius)

    Emerging Infectious Diseases of Chelonians

    Diagnosing and Managing Renal Disease in Reptiles

    Closing Remarks


    Body Condition Scores for Management of Captive Frog Species

    Health Screening in the Critically Endangered Golden Lancehead (Bothrops insularis) in Captivity

    Coinfection with Multiple Viruses in European Pond Turtles (Emys orbicularis)