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Influence of environmental conditions on turtles health kept in captivity

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dc.contributor.author Tanase, Oana
dc.contributor.author Pavli, Constantin
dc.contributor.author Dascalu, Anca
dc.contributor.author Velescu, Elena
dc.contributor.author Daraban, Florentina
dc.date.accessioned 2021-05-05T08:02:32Z
dc.date.available 2021-05-05T08:02:32Z
dc.date.issued 2018
dc.identifier.citation Tanase, Oana, Constantin Pavli, Anca Dascalu, Elena Velescu, Florentina Daraban. 2018. "Influence of environmental conditions on turtles health kept in captivity". Lucrări Științifice USAMV - Iași Seria Medicină Veterinară 61 (4): 296-300. en_US
dc.identifier.uri https://repository.uaiasi.ro/xmlui/handle/20.500.12811/1062
dc.description.abstract In recent years, turtles have become more and more common as pets, while owners are not properly informed about their care. Thus, the pathology of this species in 90% of cases are caused by neglecting microclimate and nutrition conditions. The requirements of turtles are also according to their type (terrestrial tortoises or aquatic turtles). They need an environment as close as possible to their natural environment, a habitat with temperature, humidity, UV light and food which offer a maximum comfort. This paper aims to underline the importance of the feeding and microclimate conditions on turtle’s welfare and health. The clinical study was performed on turtles (different species: Testudo hermanni hermanni, Emys orbicularis and Trachemys scripta) that were referred to the Faculty of Veterinary Medicine of Iasi between 2015- 2017. The main disorders noticed were consisting in vitamin and mineral imbalances, oral and ocular lesions, impaired development of the shell. After a careful physical examination which was correlated with turtle`s history given by the owner who described how the turtles are feed and where they are kept, an appropriate therapy has been recommended and adapted according to the symptoms severity (adequate diet, supplements with vitamins and minerals, improvement of microclimate conditions). When owners are respecting the doctor`s indication, the animal`s conditions is visibly improving after 2-3 months. Therefore, the main inconvenient of this long term treatment is the owner`s attitude, who is expecting good results in a short time and in some cases he renounces to follow the recommendations. en_US
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.publisher ”Ion Ionescu de la Brad” University of Agricultural Sciences and Veterinary Medicine, Iași en_US
dc.rights Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives 4.0 International (CC BY-NC-ND 4.0)
dc.rights.uri https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/
dc.subject microclimate en_US
dc.subject turtles en_US
dc.subject impaired shell en_US
dc.subject hypovitaminosis en_US
dc.title Influence of environmental conditions on turtles health kept in captivity en_US
dc.type Article en_US
dc.author.affiliation Oana Tanase, Constantin Pavli, Anca Dascalu, Elena Velescu, Florentina Daraban University of Agricultural Sciences and Veterinary Medicine “Ion Ionescu de la Brad”, Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, Iasi, Romania
dc.publicationName Lucrări Științifice USAMV - Iași, Seria Medicină Veterinară
dc.volume 61
dc.issue 4
dc.publicationDate 2018
dc.startingPage 296
dc.endingPage 300
dc.identifier.eissn 2393-4603


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