Reptilian Medicine: Chelonian Diseases
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Metabolic bone diease is an improper _ ratio
What can cause metabolic bone disease?
improper diet or lack of UV light
When buying a UV light what band is best?
c.s. metabolic bone dz
- deformed shell
- frozen hinges leading to lack of movement
tx metabolic bone dz
diet correction + UV lamp
c.s. hypovitaminosis A: CBNDE
- nasal discharge
- ear abscesses
tx hypovitaminosis A
parenteral vitamin A and diet correction
What can happen in cases of a vitamin A toxicity?
What disease involves a zoonotic gram negative bacteria?
in 1975 baby turtles were band from being sold if their shell was _ inches or less
Salmonella is natural in the _ flora of aquatic turtles
Most humans get salmonella from what?
What can cause loss of scutes?
Wet shell rot is from:bacteria
Dry shell rot is from:
fungi or bacteria
tx shell rot
- antibiotics if systemic
SCUD(severe shell rot) stands for
septicemic cutaneous ulcerative deisease
In shell cracks what can be used to fix them?
- fiber glass
- dental acrylic
- orthopedic wiring/pinning
Overgrown beaks are fixed with:
Bacterial respiratory dz is caused by what?
Viral respiratory dz is caused by what?
2 other causes for respiratory dz
Signs of respiratory dz: 2
- stay at surface of water for air
- change in buoyancy
deposition of uric acid
Causes of (3)
- kidney dz
- inc protein
c.s. gout: LSA
- sollen joints
serum uric acid levels
land main turtle waste
aquatic main turtle waste
4 main GI complications: SPFE
dx GI problems :BRFE
2 reproductive disorders
- cloacal and penile prolapse
What problem is not clearly understood?
Possible causes of aural abscesses
- low vit A
- anatomy(has skin over aural opening)
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