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Metabolic Bone Disease in a Veiled Chameleon

December 8, 2009 by  
Filed under Reptiles

Metabolic bone disease (MBD) is the most commonly reported disease in juvenile chameleons, especially the veiled chameleon. Below are some pictures and xrays from a patient we saw here. MBD develops due to lack of calcium in the diet and lack of ability to absorb calcium. In order to ensure… Read more

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Hypocalcemia in an African Grey Parrot

December 8, 2009 by  
Filed under Birds

Congo is a wild-caught African Grey Parrot, presumably about 25 years old, who came to us late on a Thursday night because he’d stopped eating. We sent him home after gavaging him (administering formula directly into crop with a tube) and drawing some blood. Due to the time of day, we couldn’t get… Read more

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