Permanent URL to this publication: http://dx.doi.org/10.5167/uzh-14320
Kubisch, U; Fischer, I; Hatt, J M (2006). Magenulkus beim Grünen Leguan ( Iguana iguana). Tierärztliche Praxis. Ausgabe K, Kleintiere, 34(1):50-53.
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.
|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 > Clinic for Zoo Animals, Exotic Pets and Wildlife|
|DDC:||570 Life sciences; biology
|Uncontrolled Keywords:||Magenulkus – Grüner Leguan – NSAID – Stress|
|Deposited On:||26 Mar 2009 14:39|
|Last Modified:||23 Nov 2012 13:50|
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