Reptile Perinatology

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Reptile perinatology refers to the time period surrounding hatching for oviparous species, and immediately after birth for viviparous species. Veterinarians working in myriad conservation and breeding programs require knowledge in this area. This article reviews anatomy and physiology of the amniotic egg, the basics of artificial incubation, when manual pipping is indicated, and basic medicine of the reptile hatchling or neonate.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)439-454
Number of pages16
JournalVeterinary Clinics of North America - Exotic Animal Practice
Issue number2
StatePublished - May 1 2017
Externally publishedYes


  • Amniotic egg
  • Hatchling
  • Perinatology
  • Reptile

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Small Animals


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