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Abstract

Use of a deslorelin implant to control aggression in a male bearded dragon (Pogona vitticeps).

Abstract

This short communication describes the use of a deslorelin implant to control aggression in a six-month-old male bearded dragon (Pogona vitticeps). The animal had become increasingly aggressive towards the owner to the point where it would attempt to bite on the slightest attempt at handling. On physical examination, the animal was bright and alert but very aggressive, exhibiting threatening displays (open mouth and inflated pouch) and attempting to bite which prompted the owner to have the animal treated in a laboratory clinic in Cheshire, England.