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Ultraviolet B radiation is recommended for captive reptiles to stimulate production of adequate levels of vitamin D; however, little is known regarding the vitamin D status in many free-ranging populations. Current reference ranges for vitamin D in eastern box turtles have not yet been established. ...

Author(s)
Watson, M. K.; Byrd, J.; Phillips, C. A.; Allender, M. C.
Publisher
American Association of Zoo Veterinarians, Pomona, USA
Citation
Journal of Zoo and Wildlife Medicine, 2017, 48, 3, pp 742-747
Abstract

Ultraviolet B radiation (UVB) is required by many vertebrates to stimulate the photobiochemical synthesis of vitamin D. Vitamin D plays many important roles in the body, including assisting in the absorption of calcium at the level of the intestines. Deficiencies in vitamin D can lead to the...

Author(s)
Gould, A.; Molitor, L.; Rockwell, K.; Watson, M.; Mitchell, M. A.
Publisher
Association of Reptilian and Amphibian Veterinarians, Chester Heights, USA
Citation
Journal of Herpetological Medicine and Surgery, 2018, 28, 1/2, pp 34-39
Abstract

OBJECTIVE: To describe diagnosis, treatment, and outcome of and risk factors for ophthalmic disease in leopard geckos (Eublepharis macularius) evaluated at a veterinary teaching hospital. DESIGN: Retrospective case series. ANIMALS: 112 of 144 (78%) leopard geckos that were evaluated at a veterinary ...

Author(s)
Wiggans, K. T.; Guzman, D. S. M.; Reilly, C. M.; Vergneau-Grosset, C.; Kass, P. H.; Hollingsworth, S. R.
Publisher
American Veterinary Medical Association, Schaumburg, USA
Citation
Journal of the American Veterinary Medical Association, 2018, 252, 3, pp 316-323
Abstract

Conjunctivitis and shell rot in a red-eared slider and its successful clinical management are described. The red-eared slider was presented to Veterinary Polyclinic Mannarkkad with swollen eyes and white patches on the carapace. The turtle was treated with enrofloxacin bath for 7 days. Superficial...

Author(s)
Khan Sharun; Shaji Panikkassery; Sidhique, S. A.
Publisher
Springer Science + Business Media, London, UK
Citation
Comparative Clinical Pathology, 2019, 28, 2, pp 575-577
AbstractFull Text

Eleven clinical cases of snake bite in dogs, referred at the hospital with in 2.5 to 6 hrs of envenomation, were subjected to cardiac evaluation. The snake bites were characterized by fang's mark associated with skin discolouration surrounding fang marks in all cases. Cardiac auscultation was...

Author(s)
Varshney, J. P.; Monapara, H. D.
Publisher
Veterinary Practitioner, c/o Dr. A. K. Gahlot, Bikaner, India
Citation
Veterinary Practitioner, 2019, 20, 2, pp 191-194
Abstract

Four long-term captive adult rhinoceros iguanas (Cyclura cornuta) on display at the Dallas Zoo (Dallas, TX) were maintained for several years in an outdoor enclosure in the summer and in a smaller indoor enclosure in the winter. While fully exposed to sunlight and given the opportunity to...

Author(s)
Ferguson, G. W.; Gehrmann, W. H.; Bradley, K. A.; Lawrence, B.; Hartdegen, R.; Storms, T.; Chen, T. C.; Holick, M. F.
Publisher
Association of Reptilian and Amphibian Veterinarians, Chester Heights, USA
Citation
Journal of Herpetological Medicine and Surgery, 2015, 25, 3/4, pp 128-136
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
AbstractFull Text

A seven months old red ear turtle was presented with primary complaint of eyelid swelling and edema. The turtle was anorectic and inactive. The turtle had been providing only commercial feed and it had been suffering with this progressing condition from last two weeks. Based on the history and...

Author(s)
Gupta, D. K.; Uppal, S. K.; Randhawa, L. S.
Publisher
Intas Pharmaceuticals Ltd, Ahmedabad, India
Citation
Intas Polivet, 2016, 17, 2, pp 354-355
AbstractFull Text

Swollen eye syndrome was observed in 228 turtles kept under unhygienic conditions and on commercial diet without supplementation of greens. Treatment with parenteral Enrofloxacin and Vitamin-A and Ophthalmic drops containing Gentamicin and Hydroxypropyl methyl cellulose was far superior than the...

Author(s)
Varshney, J. P.; Chaudhary, P. S.; Badani, K. M.; Soni, H. H.; Deshmukh, V. V.
Publisher
Intas Pharmaceuticals Ltd, Ahmedabad, India
Citation
Intas Polivet, 2016, 17, 2, pp 352-353
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

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