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Reptile euthanasia techniques are poorly described. This nonblinded randomized study compared pentobarbital, lidocaine, and potassium chloride (KCl) for leopard gecko (Eublepharis macularius) euthanasia at 20°C (68°F) and evaluated for postmortem artifacts. Fifty-three clinically healthy adult...

Author(s)
Knutson, K.; Petritz, O.; Womble, M.; Lewbart, G. A.; Balko, J. A.
Publisher
Association of Reptilian and Amphibian Veterinarians, Chester Heights, USA
Citation
Journal of Herpetological Medicine and Surgery, 2022, 32, 1, pp 35-41
Abstract

There are multiple reports of gastric neuroendocrine carcinoma in bearded dragons (Pogona spp), but other types of alimentary neoplasia are rarely reported. In a retrospective study, we identified 51 cases of neoplasia, including gastric (n = 26), oral (n = 18), intestinal (n = 13), oesophageal (n...

Author(s)
Ladouceur, E. E. B.; Argue, A.; Garner, M. M.
Publisher
Elsevier Ltd, Oxford, UK
Citation
Journal of Comparative Pathology, 2022, 194, pp 28-33
Abstract

This review summarizes journal articles, the guidelines for euthanasia of the American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA) and recommendations for euthanasia in experimental animals. Accepted methods of euthanasia in dogs, cats, small mammals, reptiles, pet birds, fish and invertebrates that are...

Author(s)
Niggemann, J. R.; Eberspächer-Schweda, E.
Publisher
Gröbner GmbH, Oberwart, Austria
Citation
Wiener Tierärztliche Monatsschrift, 2018, 105, 5, pp 139-147
Abstract

Background: Environmental nontuberculous mycobacteria species that are not members of the M. tuberculosis complex, are ordinary inhabitants of a wide variety of environmental reservoirs and their role in human and animal diseases has been fully recognized. Even if spontaneous mycobacterial...

Author(s)
Vetere, A.; Bertocchi, M.; Pagano, T. B.; Ianni, F. di; Nardini, G.
Publisher
BioMed Central Ltd, London, UK
Citation
BMC Veterinary Research, 2022, 18, 291,
Abstract

Angiostrongylus cantonensis is an invasive zoonotic nematode which causes eosinophilic meningitis in accidental hosts - vertebrates including humans - and is known to impact wildlife. Even though the parasite originates in Southeast Asia, it has spread worldwide, especially into fragile island...

Author(s)
Anettová, L.; Izquierdo-Rodriguez, E.; Foronda, P.; Baláž, V.; Novotný, L.; Modrý, D.
Publisher
Cambridge University Press, Cambridge, UK
Citation
Parasitology, 2022, 149, 7, pp 934-939
Abstract

A 3-yr-old male inland bearded dragon (Pogona vitticeps) presented for progressive right forelimb lameness of 3-wk duration, anorexia, dyspnea with increased lung sounds, open-mouth-breathing, and compulsive neck thrashing. The owners opted for euthanasia. Necropsy revealed a yellow, opaque, soft...

Author(s)
Hagstrom, M. R.; Stöhr, A. C.; Cacioppo, J. A.; Anderson, A.; Wakamatsu, N.; Nevarez, J. G.
Publisher
Association of Reptilian and Amphibian Veterinarians, Chester Heights, USA
Citation
Journal of Herpetological Medicine and Surgery, 2021, 31, 1, pp 12-17
Abstract

The bearded dragon (Pogona vitticeps) is a common species in the pet reptile trade and in zoological collections. Despite this, only a few reviews detailing common causes of mortality have been published. The goal of this retrospective study was to compile information related to the presence and...

Author(s)
Crouch, E. E. V.; McAloose, D.; McEntire, M. S.; Morrisey, J. K.; Miller, A. D.
Publisher
Elsevier Ltd, Oxford, UK
Citation
Journal of Comparative Pathology, 2021, 186, pp 51-61
Abstract

This book "Veterinary Euthanasia Techniques: A Practical Guide" provides detailed guidance on euthanasia procedures in a wide variety of species, including dogs, cats, exotics, horses, and production animals. Based on the current AVMA guidelines, the book offers step-by-step descriptions of the...

Author(s)
Cooney, K. A.; Chappell, J. R.; Callan, R. J.; Connally, B. A.
Publisher
John Wiley & Sons, Chichester, UK
Citation
Veterinary euthanasia techniques: a practical guide, 2012, pp xiv + 197 pp.
Abstract

Case history: Gradual onset of ocular opacity was observed in three gold-striped geckos (Woodworthia chrysosiretica), and five Pacific geckos (Dactylocnemis pacificus) held in two adjacent terrariums in a zoological institution located in the North Island of New Zealand. Ultraviolet light and heat...

Author(s)
Gartrell, B. D.; Ahn, J. Y.; Khude, R.; Dougherty, N.; Johnson, K.; McCutchan, J.; Clarke, A.; Hunter, S.
Publisher
Taylor & Francis, Melbourne, Australia
Citation
New Zealand Veterinary Journal, 2020, 68, 2, pp 126-133
Abstract

Globally, millions of animals are rescued and rehabilitated by wildlife carers each year. Information gathered in this process is useful for uncovering threats to native wildlife, particularly those from anthropogenic causes. However, few studies using rehabilitation data include a diverse range of ...

Author(s)
Kwok, A. B. C.; Haering, R.; Travers, S. K.; Stathis, P.
Publisher
Public Library of Sciences (PLoS), San Francisco, USA
Citation
PLoS ONE, 2021, 16, 9,

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