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Many reptiles require ultraviolet-B radiation between 290 and 315 nm (UV-B) to synthesize vitamin D3 and process dietary calcium. In captivity, exposure to too little or too much UV-B can result in health problems such as metabolic bone disease. While it is recognized that UV-B is necessary to...

Author(s)
Edmonds, D.; Razaiarimahefa, T.; Kessler, E.; Goetz, M.
Publisher
Wiley, Hoboken, USA
Citation
Zoo Biology, 2018, 37, 6, pp 452-457
Abstract

The purpose of this study was to determine vitamin (A, D, E), mineral (cobalt, copper, molybdenum, manganese, iron, selenium, zinc), and plasma biochemistry concentrations in free-ranging, eastern massasauga rattlesnakes (EMR) (Sistrurus catenatus) in relation to age, sex, reproductive status, and...

Author(s)
Slater, O. M.; Faust, L. J.; Hileman, E. T.; Lavin, S. R.
Publisher
Association of Reptilian and Amphibian Veterinarians, Chester Heights, USA
Citation
Journal of Herpetological Medicine and Surgery, 2017, 27, 1/2, pp 29-35
Abstract

The effects of intramuscular injection of vitamin E on performance, carcass traits, physicochemical and nutritional properties of meat, lipid oxidation, and consumer acceptability were studied in Laticauda lambs. Twenty four 15 day old Laticauda suckling male lambs were randomly divided into two...

Author(s)
Maiorano, G.; Angwech, H.; Memmo, D. di; Wilkanowska, A.; Mucci, R.; Abiuso, C.; Tavaniello, S.
Publisher
Elsevier B.V., Amsterdam, Netherlands
Citation
Small Ruminant Research, 2016, 139, pp 52-59
Abstract

Green turtles (Chelonia mydas) are unique because hatchlings and pelagic juveniles are carnivorous, whereas later life stages become primarily herbivorous. Although this dietary shift is well understood, nutritional requirements at each developmental stage are not. Diet selection during...

Author(s)
Bloodgood, J. C. G.; Norton, T. M.; Hoopes, L. A.; Stacy, N. I.; Hernandez, S. M.
Publisher
American Association of Zoo Veterinarians, Pomona, USA
Citation
Journal of Zoo and Wildlife Medicine, 2019, 50, 1, pp 69-81
Abstract

A 22-yr-old, female gray-banded kingsnake (Lampropeltis alterna) was examined for stomatitis and hard ventral scales. On examination, the ventral scales palpated as rigid and brittle. A blood sample yielded marked hypovitaminosis D (11 nmol/L). Radiographs revealed a generalized bone radiopacity...

Author(s)
Brenner, E. E.; Ladouceur, E. E. B.; Garner, M. M.; Sanchez, C. R.
Publisher
American Association of Zoo Veterinarians, Pomona, USA
Citation
Journal of Zoo and Wildlife Medicine, 2018, 49, 4, pp 1021-1024
AbstractFull Text

Wild duck meat is a popular dietary product, complete in amino acid composition, rich in vitamins of group B, macro- and micro-elements, essential fatty acids. When eaten, such meat should be safe for humans. Sarcocystosis is a zooanthroponotic disease. The causative agent in ducks is S. rileyi....

Author(s)
Pilip, L. V.; Byakova, O. V.
Publisher
All-Russia Skyrabin Society of Helminthologists Division of Biological Sciences of the Russian Academy of Sciences, Moscow, Russia
Citation
Sbornik nauchnykh stateĭ po materialam mezhdunarodnoĭ nauchnoĭ konferentsii, Teoriya i praktika bor'by s parazitarnymi boleƶnyami, Posvyashaetsya 90-letiyu so dnya rozhdeniya Andreya Stefanovicha Bessonova, Vypusk 20, Moscow, Russia, 15-17 May 2019, 2019, pp 475-480
Abstract

Vitamin D is an essential hormone that regulates many different functions in vertebrates and can have a protective effect against various disease conditions. Providing exotic pets appropriate access to vitamin D, through the diet, ultraviolet B (UVB) exposure, or a combination of both, is important ...

Author(s)
Watson, M. K.; Mitchell, M. A.
Publisher
Elsevier, New York, USA
Citation
Journal of Exotic Pet Medicine, 2014, 23, 4, pp 369-379
Abstract

The aim of the study was to determine the long-term effects of two different vitamin and mineral supplements on the growth and health of Hermann's tortoises. Twelve one-month-old tortoises were randomly divided into two groups of six animals (group A and B). Diets were supplemented on a daily basis ...

Author(s)
Hetényi, N.; Sátorhelyi, T.; Kovács, S.; Hullár, I.
Publisher
Schlütersche Verlagsgesellschaft GmbH & Co. KG, Hannover, Germany
Citation
Berliner und Münchener Tierärztliche Wochenschrift, 2014, 127, 5/6, pp 251-256
Abstract

Author(s)
Mancinelli, E.
Publisher
Veterinary Business Development Ltd, Peterborough, UK
Citation
Veterinary Times, 2015, 45, 38, pp 20-21
Abstract

The metabolites of polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs) and polybrominated diphenyl ethers (PBDEs), as well as other halogenated phenolic contaminants (HPCs) have been shown to have endocrine-disrupting properties, and have been reported with increasing frequency in the blood of wildlife, and mainly in ...

Author(s)
Letcher, R. J.; Lu Zhe; Solla, S. R. de; Sandau, C. D.; Fernie, K. J.
Publisher
Elsevier Inc, Orlando, USA
Citation
Environmental Research, 2015, 143, Part A, pp 266-278

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