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In the veterinary profession, the body condition score (BCS) plays an important role in the assessment of patients. It is a subjective, tactile method of evaluating body fat and muscle mass and is used in numerous species. Recognizing obesity (or the contrary, emaciation) is important for...

Author(s)
Gimmel, A.; Öfner, S.; Liesegang, A.
Publisher
Wiley, Berlin, Germany
Citation
Journal of Animal Physiology and Animal Nutrition, 2021, 105, s2, pp 24-28
Abstract

Noninvasive methods for measuring fat reserves in both captive and free-ranging animals are important for monitoring individual and population health, but chelonian anatomy and physiology present challenges to accurate measurements. Standard field-based methods for assessing body condition in...

Author(s)
Walden, M. A.; Jania, R.; Kinney, M. E.; Devan-Song, A.; Drake, K. K.; Esque, T. C.; Shoemaker, K. T.
Publisher
American Association of Zoo Veterinarians, Pomona, USA
Citation
Journal of Zoo and Wildlife Medicine, 2022, 53, 2, pp 412-423
Abstract

Along the West Coast of Barbados a unique relationship has developed between endangered green sea turtles (Chelonia mydas) and humans. Fishermen began inadvertently provisioning these foraging turtles with fish offal discarded from their boats. Although initially an indirect supplementation, this...

Author(s)
Stewart, K.; Norton, T.; Mohammed, H.; Browne, D.; Clements, K.; Thomas, K.; Yaw, T.; Horrocks, J.
Publisher
Wildlife Disease Association, Lawrence, USA
Citation
Journal of Wildlife Diseases, 2016, 52, 2s, pp S104-S117
Abstract

We assessed the health status and hematologic and blood chemistry values of 48 juvenile green turtles (Chelonia mydas) on the southeastern coast of Brazil (25°S 48°W). We investigated the impact of size and weight, nutritional condition, and presence of epibionts and fibropapilloma tumors....

Author(s)
Mello, D. M. D. de; Alvarez, M. C. L.
Publisher
Sage Publications, Thousand Oaks, USA
Citation
Journal of Veterinary Diagnostic Investigation, 2020, 32, 1, pp 25-35
Abstract

Objective - To assess dual-energy x-ray absorptiometry (DXA) for evaluating effects of diet and environment on bone mineral density in Hermann's tortoises (Testudo hermanni). Animals - 26 Hermann's tortoises within 1 month after hatching. Procedures - Group 1 was housed in an artificial setting and ...

Author(s)
Gramanzini, M.; Girolamo, N. di; Gargiulo, S.; Greco, A.; Cocchia, N.; Delogu, M.; Rosapane, I.; Liuzzi, R.; Selleri, P.; Brunetti, A.
Publisher
American Veterinary Medical Association, Schaumburg, USA
Citation
American Journal of Veterinary Research, 2013, 74, 6, pp 918-924
AbstractFull Text

African side-neck turtles (Pelomedusa subrufa and Pelusios castaneus) are popular in captivity, in many parts of the world. Their natural tendency to accumulate body fat reserves may be a reason for many health issues. For keepers and veterinarians body condition scoring is an important tool in the ...

Author(s)
Rawski, M.; Józefiak, D.
Publisher
National Research Institute of Animal Production, Kraków, Poland
Citation
Annals of Animal Science, 2014, 14, 3, pp 573-584
Abstract

Twenty-three lizards were captured for this study, both males and females (12 males, 10 females, 1 undetermined), with a large range in body weights (40-286 g) appeared to be healthy based on activity level, physical examinations, and body condition scores. Heparinized blood samples from 20...

Author(s)
Dallwig, R. K.; Paul-Murphy, J.; Thomas, C.; Medlin, S.; Vaughan, C.; Sullivan, L.; Sladky, K. K.; Ramirez, O.; Herrera, G.
Publisher
American Association of Zoo Veterinarians, Lawrence, USA
Citation
Journal of Zoo and Wildlife Medicine, 2011, 42, 2, pp 205-213
AbstractFull Text

Assessment of hematological parameters offers the possibility of identifying functional relationships between tissues and viscera and the manifestation of vital functions. The aim of this paper was to characterize the horned viper (Ammodytes ammodytes) from the necessity of customizing...

Author(s)
Lazăr, R.; Boișteanu, P. C.
Publisher
University of Agricultural Sciences and Veterinary Medicine, Cluj-Napoca, Romania
Citation
Bulletin of University of Agricultural Sciences and Veterinary Medicine Cluj-Napoca. Animal Science and Biotechnologies, 2014, 71, 2, pp 293-294
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Cryptosporidiosis is caused by protozoan parasites of the genus Cryptosporidium (family Cryptosporidiidae, order Eucoccidiorida, subclass...

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Heartwater (or cowdriosis) is a tickborne disease of sheep, goats, cattle and some wild ruminants caused by the rickettsia, Ehrlichia ruminantium...

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