Veterinary digital content specialist Vetstream has added Reptiles to Vetlexicon Exotis, its practical, peer-reviewed online clinical reference resource for veterinarians working with exotic species. More than 898 items to assist the care and treatment of reptiles, chelonians and snakes, including 285 peer-reviewed articles on diseases, diagnostics, surgical techniques and formulary advice, 22 videos, 504 images and 87 owner fact sheets have been created for Exotis. The service already contains detailed information on the veterinary care of guinea pigs and ferrets.
The 25 authors who have contributed to Exotis are:
Vetlexicon is the world’s largest online peer-reviewed veterinary reference service. In addition to Exotis, it offers newly launched Bovis (cattle), Canis (dogs), Equis (horses), Felis (cats), Lapis (rabbits) and Practis, which supports practice managers. The services are accessed via subscription and feature content from more than 1,000 leading veterinary clinicians from around the world. Vetstream has also partnered with Wiley and CABI, which have provided some of the content. Each service is updated weekly and is accessible from any internet-enabled device.
Exotis aims to support the growing number of vets dealing with exotic species on a regular basis. Content on other species, including rodents and psittacine birds, is in development.
Dr Mark Johnston, Managing Director of Vetstream, said: “Reptiles are not frequent patients at most veterinary clinics and a lack of familiarity with them means that diagnosing and treating them can be a challenge. We hope that the addition of peer-reviewed resources on reptiles to Exotis will help vets to offer best practice care to reptiles when they are called on to treat them and will also help them to work with owners to enhance their welfare.”