Zoological Medicine, 2008
G. Kaufman, DVM
Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine at Tufts University
1. Reptile Readings and Links for Part I
Herpetological Conservation & Biology journal - open access
Peer-reviewed journal publishing original research, reviews, perspectives and correspondence on the life history ecology, management and conservation of amphibians and reptiles.
Mans C. Venipuncture techniques in chelonian species. Lab Animal. 2008;37(7):303-304.
Rare Reptiles' Mass Die-Off Due to Poison-Induced Gout. (Gharial dieoff attributed to Poison-Induced Gout and Invasive fish species). March 12, 2008. National Geographic News [internet] http://news.nationalgeographic.com/news. Accessed February 2009.
Undiagnosed crocodile die-off - South Africa (Kroger National Park) (June 2008). ProMED-mail 20080609.1830. <http://www.promedmail.org>. Accessed February 2009.
Australian crocs dying after eating cane toads (June 2008). ProMED-mail 20080630.2002. <http://www.promedmail.org>. Accessed February 2009.
Karlin ML. Distribution of Mycoplasma agassizii in a Gopher Tortoise Population in South Florida. Southeastern Naturalist 7(1):145-158. 2008.
McCoy ED, Mushinsky HR, Lindzey J. Conservation Strategies and Emergent Diseases: The Case of Upper Respiratory Tract Disease in the Gopher Tortoise. Chelonian Conservation and Biology 6(2):170-176. 2007.
Undiagnosed Deaths, Sea Turtles Dying in Florida (2006). ProMED-mail 20060916.2631. <http://www.promedmail.org>. Accessed February 2009.
Norton TM. Sea Turtle Natural History, Health Assessment, Causes of Morbidity and mortality, Rehabilitation, and Conservation – An Overview. 2005.
Red Tide and Turtles in Florida (06) (2005). ProMED-mail 20050925.2829. <http://www.promedmail.org>. Accessed February 2009.
West Nile virus in Alligators in Florida (2002). ProMED-mail 20021114.5797. <http://www.promedmail.org>. Accessed February 2009.
Alligators dying in Florida (2001). ProMED-mail 20010101.2310. <http://www.promedmail.org>. Accessed February 2009.
Partners in Amphibian and Reptile Conservation (PARC) – PARC is a diverse partnership between public and private organizations and is the most comprehensive herpetofauna conservation effort ever undertaken in the U.S.
Association of Reptilian and Amphibian Veterinarians (ARAV) – ARAV promotes conservation and humane treatment of all reptilian and amphibian species through education, captive breeding, and habitat preservation.
Local snake gets stuck in man's car. Crash Course in Boa Body Work by Raphael Lewis. Boston Globe. Jun 16, 2000. P.B.1.
Wikelski ,Martin, Wong ,Vanessa, Chevalier ,Brett, Rattenborg ,Niels, Snell H,L. Galapagos islands: Marine iguanas die from trace oil pollution. Nature 417, 607-608 (6 June 2002).
Wright K. Beyond POTZ: environmental influences on reptile healing. Exotic DVM 7(4); 11-15.
UV Guide UK – Website of a small team of reptile keepers researching the use of ultraviolet light in reptile husbandry.
Wapstra E, Uller T, Sinn DL, et al. Climate effects on offspring sex ratio in a viviparous lizard. J Anim Ecol. 2009;78(1):84-90.
Reintroduced Chinese Alligators Now Multiplying In The Wild In China (July 18, 2009). ScienceDaily. Accessed [internet] December 2009.
1.1. Asian Turtle Crisis
2001 Confiscation Press Release – Asian Turtle Crisis: The largest seizure of turtle smuggling in Hong Kong. Kadoorie Farm and Botanic Garden Corporation, Hong Kong.
An overview of the animal markets in China (2003) - http://www.chelonia.org/articles/China/china.htm
TRAFFIC report - Trade in Tortoises and Freshwater Turtles in Asia
Asian Turtle Crisis - Report on 2001 confiscation
Asian Turtle Conservation Network – Non-profit consortium of people, projects and institutions based within the Asia region and actively working to conserve Asia's turtles
China's Turtles, Emblems of a Crisis by Jim Yardley. New York Times, December 5, 2007.
1.2. Salmonellosis as a Zoonosis
Jafari M, Forsberg J, Gilcher RO, et al. Brief report: Salmonella sepsis caused by a platelet transfusion from a donor with a pet snake. New England Journal of Medicine. 2002;347(14):1075-1078
Salmonella associated with Pet Turtles – WI, WY (2005). ProMED-mail 20050311.0715. <http://www.promedmail.org>. Accessed February 2009.
Richards JM, Brown JD, Kelly TR, Fountain AL, Sleeman JM. Absence of detectable salmonella cloacal shedding in free-living reptiles on admission to the wildlife center of virginia. Journal of Zoo and Wildlife Medicine. 2004;35(4):562-563
Infant dies from salmonella acquired from pet turtle – FL (2007). ProMED-mail 20070409.1182. <http://www.promedmail.org>. Accessed February 2009.
MMWR reports on salmonellosis acquired from turtles 2006-2007. Multistate Outbreak of Human Salmonella Infections Associated with Exposure to Turtles --- United States, 2006-2007. ProMED-mail 20070709.2186. <http://www.promedmail.org>. Accessed February 2009.
MMWR reports on multistate Outbreak of Human Salmonella Infections Associated with Exposure to Turtles --- United States, 2007—2008 . CDC. MMWR Weekly. January 25, 2008 / 57(03);69-72.
Salmonellosis from Pet Turtles - USA (2008). . ProMED-mail 20080924.3020. <http://www.promedmail.org>. Accessed February 2009.
1.3. Sea Turtle Fibropapilloma
Fibropapilloma in turtles in Japan (2004). ProMED-mail 20040102.0007. <http://www.promedmail.org>. Accessed February 2009.
Ene A, Su M, Lemaire S, et al. Distribution of chelonid fibropapillomatosis-associated herpesvirus variants in florida: Molecular genetic evidence for infection of turtles following recruitment to neritic developmental habitats. Journal of Wildlife Diseases. 2005;41(3):489-497.
Foley AM, Schroeder BA, Redlow AE, Fick-Child KJ, Teas WG. Fibropapillomatosis in stranded green turtles (chelonia mydas) from the eastern united states (1980-98): Trends and associations with environmental factors. Journal of Wildlife Diseases. 2005;41(1):29-41.
Greenblatt RJ, Quackenbush SL, Casey RN, et al. Genomic variation of the fibropapilloma-associated marine turtle herpesvirus across seven geographic areas and three host species. Journal of Virology. 2005;79(2):1125-1132.
Curry SS, Brown DR, Gaskin JM, et al. Persistent infectivity of a disease-associated herpesvirus in green turtles after exposure to seawater. Journal of Wildlife Diseases. 2000;36(4):792-797.