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 language||English (US)|
|Number of pages||16|
|Journal||Veterinary Clinics of North America - Exotic Animal Practice|
|State||Published - May 1 2017|
- Amniotic egg
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Small Animals