Reproductive Medicine in Freshwater Turtles and Land Tortoises
Chelonian reproductive medicine is an extremely important facet to ensuring captive populations for the pet trade and conservation efforts around the globe. This article covers basic chelonian reproductive anatomy and physiology, natural history, behavior, and sexing chelonians, in addition to discussing reproductive disorders that are commonly seen by veterinarians. Reproductive disorders covered include infertility, dystocia, follicular stasis, egg yolk coelomitis, phallus prolapse, and reproductive neoplasia. It is hoped that this information will allow clinicians to recognize, understand, and successfully treat reproductive disorders in chelonians, thus providing the best available care for our chelonian patients.
Publication Source (Journal or Book title)
The veterinary clinics of North America. Exotic animal practice
Perry, S. M., & Mitchell, M. A. (2017). Reproductive Medicine in Freshwater Turtles and Land Tortoises. The veterinary clinics of North America. Exotic animal practice, 20 (2), 371-389. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.cvex.2016.11.004