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Clinical and pathological findings related to malnutrition and husbandry in captive giant tortoises (Geochelone species)
  1. JH Samour,
  2. CM Hawkey,
  3. S Pugsley and
  4. D Ball


A biomedical survey was carried out on the population of giant tortoises housed in some of the major zoological collections in the United Kingdom. Wasting syndrome was diagnosed in individuals which were kept under suboptimal conditions of housing and diet. Clinical manifestations and laboratory and post mortem findings are discussed.

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