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INTAS POLIVET
Year : 2020, Volume : 21, Issue : 2
First page : ( 547) Last page : ( 549)
Print ISSN : 0972-1738. Online ISSN : 2249-8796.

Clinical management of hypovitaminosis-A in a turtle

Bhalekar P.P.1,*, Hatzade R.I.2, Waghmare S.P.3, Pajai K.S.4, Ghormode P.B.5

Department of Veterinary Clinical Medicine, Ethics and JurisprudencePost Graduate Institute of Veterinary and Animal SciencesMaharashtra Animal and Fishery Sciences University (MAFSU)Akola - 444104 (Maharashtra)

1Post Graduate Scholar Department of Veterinary Clinical Medicine, Ethics and JurisprudencePost Graduate Institute of Veterinary and Animal SciencesMaharashtra Animal and Fishery Sciences University (MAFSU)Akola - 444104 (Maharashtra)

2Doctorate Scholar Department of Veterinary Clinical Medicine, Ethics and JurisprudencePost Graduate Institute of Veterinary and Animal SciencesMaharashtra Animal and Fishery Sciences University (MAFSU)Akola - 444104 (Maharashtra)

3Professor and Hospital Superintendent, Department of Teaching Veterinary Clinical Complex, Post Graduate Institute of Veterinary and Animal SciencesMaharashtra Animal and Fishery Sciences University (MAFSU)Akola - 444104 (Maharashtra)

4Assistant Professor, Department of Veterinary Clinical Medicine, Ethics and Jurisprudence, Post Graduate Institute of Veterinary and Animal SciencesMaharashtra Animal and Fishery Sciences University (MAFSU)Akola - 444104 (Maharashtra)

5Post Graduate Scholar, Department of Veterinary Clinical Medicine, Ethics and Jurisprudence, Post Graduate Institute of Veterinary and Animal SciencesMaharashtra Animal and Fishery Sciences University (MAFSU)Akola - 444104 (Maharashtra)

*Corresponding author. E-mail: pooja0601.pb@gmail.com

Online Published on 20 April, 2022.

Abstract

A red ear slider turtle was presented with swelling and oedema on eyelid, anorexia, dullness and poor growth. Turtle was being provided with commercial feed and clinical examination revealed conjunctivitis along with blepharitis and blepharoedema. Turtle was diagnosed with Hypovitaminosis A and supplemented with injectable and oral Vitamin A resulting in complete recovery within fifteen days.

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Keywords

Blepharitis, Hypovitaminosis, Turtle, Vitamin A.

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