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Type of publication: Diploma Thesis
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Year: 2013

Authors: Schramm, Stephanie

Title: Möglichkeiten der Altersschätzung von Griechischen Landschildkröten (Testudo hermanni) durch röntgenologische Untersuchungen.

Other title: Possibilities of the age estimation by Greek tortoises (Testudo hermanni) by radiographic studies

Source: Diplomarbeit, Vet. Med. Univ. Wien, pp. 72.


Gumpenberger Michaela

Probst Alexander

Vetmed Research Units:
University Clinic for Small Animals, Clinical Unit of Diagnostic Imaging

Graduation date: 27.06.14

Like other popular pets, tortoises suffer from wrong nutrition and inappropriate care if their owner is not sufficiently informed about their special needs. This can lead to unnaturally fast growth of the animals. Their size and deformation of the carapace makes the estimation of a subject�s age difficult and the selection of the appropriate treatment dangerous. This diploma thesis questions if there are radiograph detectable characteristics in the skeleton, which are age and not size or diet related.

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