Date : Sunday 12th December 2021
Nutrition is the leading cause of disease in reptiles and amphibians. Chronic nutritional diseases remain common, including nutritional secondary hyperparathyroidism, hepatic lipidosis, protein deficiency, hypovitaminosis A, hypervitaminosis A, pyramidal shell growth, renal disease, urocystoliths, thiamine deficiency, vitamin E/selenium deficiency, steatitis, corneal lipidosis, and obesity. The goal of this lecture is to educate veterinary health professional such that they can provide sound nutritional advice to reptile and amphibian keepers.
This lecture has been adapted from Boyer, TH, Scott, PW. Nutrition. In: Diver S, Stahl, S (eds). Mader’s Reptile and Amphibian Medicine and Surgery, 3rd ed. St. Louis, MO: Elsevier; 2016:201-223.
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