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Kubisch, U; Fischer, I; Hatt, J M (2006). Magenulkus beim Grünen Leguan ( Iguana iguana). Tierärztliche Praxis. Ausgabe K, Kleintiere, 34(1):50-53.

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Objective: Gastric ulcers in green iguanas have not been described yet. In this first report this disease is presented. Material and methods: Clinical symptoms and diagnostic options of gastric ulcers in three green iguanas are described. Possible causes are discussed. Results: The unspecific clinical signs comprise apathy, anaemia, anorexia and to some extent, vomiting. Stress, e.g. due to hospitalisation and the application of non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs may lead to gastric ulcers in green iguanas. Conclusions: Minimizing of stress (short hospitalisation, minimal handling, ideal housing conditions) and prophylactic use of antacids and histamine type 2 receptor antagonists are recommended. Generally, gastric ulcers in herbivorous reptiles should be taken into consideration as a secondary disease.

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Other titles:Gastric ulcer in green iguanas ( Iguana iguana)
Item Type:Journal Article, refereed, original work
Communities & Collections:05 Vetsuisse Faculty > Veterinary Clinic > Department of Small Animals
DDC:570 Life sciences; biology
630 Agriculture
Uncontrolled Keywords:Magenulkus – Grüner Leguan – NSAID – Stress
Language:German
Date:2006
Deposited On:26 Mar 2009 14:39
Last Modified:30 Oct 2014 15:46
Publisher:Schattauer
ISSN:1434-1239
Official URL:http://www.schattauer.de/index.php?id=1253&artikel=15934&cHash=64ee47c3c3

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