egg binding in Iguana iguana: HELP!

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egg binding in Iguana iguana: HELP!

Post by John Ca » Wed, 25 May 1994 16:37:12



can anyone give me some authoritative info/advice on dealing with this
problem...how prevalent is it? ..i heard there was a geopgraphical
component...true?
curious
 
 
 

egg binding in Iguana iguana: HELP!

Post by Craig Mosl » Fri, 27 May 1994 01:22:54


: can anyone give me some authoritative info/advice on dealing with this
: problem...how prevalent is it? ..i heard there was a geopgraphical
: component...true?
: curious

Hey John,
I'm not sure how authorative my opinion is but I'm a veterinary student
with a primary interest in reptiles and have written a lengthy paper on
this subject.  Egg binding is a multifactorial problem which can result
from many primary problems or a combination.  These range from
nutritional to primary uterine inertia.  My best recommendation to you is
to get your iguana to a reputable veterinarian who has experience with
egg binding.  There are several treatment options some of which may be
life threatening in the hands of an inexperienced person, be very catious
in finding a vet, trust me in veterinary schools reptiles don't take
very much class or clinic time.  Most veterinarians have learned what they
know about reptiles through personal experience, continuing education, and
correspondence with those few pioneers in reptile medicine.  

Best of luck to you.  If you have any specific questions regarding treatments
or causes feel free to post or email me I'll answer what I can.  I have
over 50 references on the subject, mainly from veterinary journals and
scientific publications plus few hobbyist zines, if anyones interested in
these I could post or email them.  By the way the prevelance I'm
uncertain of because many cases go undiagnosed and untreated, and there
is no geographical pattern that has been documented.

Ciao, Craig