As veterinarians expand their understanding of the specific husbandry requirements for captive reptiles, nutritionally associated orthopedic injuries should decrease. Orthopedic injuries in wild reptiles, however, will continue to increase as new infrastructure encroaches on the habitats of these animals. Research should be pursued that focuses on improving our understanding of pain management in reptiles, on developing techniques to expedite bone healing, and on creating new orthopedic techniques that provide rigid stabilization without the use of temperature-sensitive materials.
|Original language||English (US)|
|Number of pages||18|
|Journal||Veterinary Clinics of North America - Exotic Animal Practice|
|State||Published - Jan 1 2002|
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Small Animals