Turtles and Tortoises

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Chelonians, including turtles, tortoises, and terrapins, are commonly housed in zoological collections, kept as companion animals, and present to wildlife rehabilitation centers. Although the shelled anatomy may present some challenges, these species benefit greatly from veterinary intervention. Common reasons for presentation in an emergency setting including cloacal prolapse, respiratory signs, and trauma.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationExotic Animal Emergency and Critical Care Medicine
Number of pages16
ISBN (Electronic)9781119149262
ISBN (Print)9781119149231
StatePublished - Jan 1 2021

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Veterinary


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