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Reptile survey
  1. Martin L. Whitehead1,
  2. Anna Wilkinson2,
  3. Oliver Burman2,
  4. Lisa Collins2 and
  5. Tatjana Hoehfurtner2
  1. 1Chipping Norton Veterinary Hospital, Banbury Road, Chipping Norton, Oxfordshire OX7 5SY, e-mail:
  2. 2School of Life Sciences, University of Lincoln, Brayford Pool, Lincoln LN6 7DL

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THERE is concern within and beyond the veterinary profession regarding the welfare of reptiles kept as pets, but little published data. Textbooks of reptile medicine, and anecdotal evidence, suggest that many of the pet reptiles that present to veterinary practices experience deficient husbandry and suffer from diseases related to this. However, …

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