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Necrosis shields of tortoises


Infections in the shields can reach expose the bone and cause serious abnormalities in growth.


The following figure shows in A, is a bridge right Sulcata and B the left, you can see the big differences shields in A the bridge has not grown at the same pace as in B, with consequent deformations.

Shell diseases

Reading the article recommended

Lesiones ulcerativas cutáneas en tortugas dulceacuícolas, (cutaneous ulcerative lesions in freshwater turtles) de J. L. Granados, O. G. Moreno2, C. I. Brieva




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