This article describes a case of acute respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS) in a 3-year-old Uromastyx acanthinura gravinensis. The lizard was presented to the veterinary hospital with an 8-day history of respiratory distress. After the initial physical examination, the patient was treated for the respiratory condition for three weeks and subsequently discharged. The bearded dragon died two weeks following release from the veterinary hospital, after an episode of acute dyspnea. Acute respiratory syndrome was diagnosed following histological examination of submitted tissue samples. The authors believe the condition was caused by possible environmental exposure to volatile organic compounds.
|Titolo:||Acute respiratory distress syndrome in an uromastyx (uromastyx acanthinura nigriventris, 1820)|
|Data di pubblicazione:||2017|
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