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January 2005

Dr. Rossi - Riverside Animal Hospital
Dr. Rossi, well known in the herp world for the work he has done as a vet, and author, was our guest speaker for January.  Dr. Rossi's talk centered around some of the common problems associated with captive husbandry of herps.  Throughout his talk, which included quite a few great slides showing examples, he stressed "proper husbandry."  He listed several critical components of environmental correction which included thermal gradients, substrate, humidity, ventilation, enclosure hygeine, cage material, and social environment.  He illustrated with slides many of the common problems that can be prevented by providing the proper care for each species.  His talk also included the mention of a few over the counter medications that can be applied for simple problems.


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