VETERINARIANS in companion animal practice are increasingly being asked to perform surgery (in which they are well experienced) on exotic species (in which they have little or no basic training). The aim of this review is to elucidate some of the points concerning anaesthesia of three orders of the Reptilia: Squamata (lizards and snakes), Chelonia (tortoises, terrapins and turtles) and Crocodilia (crocodiles and alligators). Together they represent over 6000 species, giving an extremely heterogeneous collection of animals with many anatomical and physiological differences. Thus, for reasons of space, omissions of fact must be excused by the reader.
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