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Practical Aspects Of Metabolic Bone Disease (MBD)

 

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The most important aspect of Metabolic Bone Disease (MBD) in herptiles is without doubt the prevention. MBD can be avoided by:

  • Supplying adequate and the correct calcium and vitamin D3 supplementation
  • Correct exposure to adequate ultraviolet radiation

For more detailed information on the pathology (disease process), dietary history, clinical signs, complications, diagnosis, treatment, supplementation and husbandry go to the Metabolic Bone Disease (MBD) In Lizards section

When preventative measurements is not implemented the disease is almost unavoidable. Hints that must also rise the suspicion for the disease includes:

  • Young, fast growing animal
  • No calcium/Vitamin D3 supplementation
  • No or incorrect ultraviolet lighting
  • Ultraviolet lighting installed more than 30 cm / 12 " from the main basking spot
  • Abnormal looking animals compared with the same species
  • Abnormal movement compared with the same species
  • Excessive leg movement when picked up
  • Unable to walk
  • Permanent open mouth

When any of these events are evident veterinary intervention might already be necessary! It is recommended to see a reptile friendly vet or experienced herpetologist as soon as possible. When no dietary history is available the diagnosis should be made by radiographs.

Treatment should commence immediately. Husbandry and dietary rectification are important and should help in the treatment of the disease.

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