Disorders of the oral cavity represent common conditions in pet reptiles. Multiple predisposing factors including immunosuppression, chronic stressful conditions, inappropriate husbandry, disruption of normal oral tissue, or systemic disease may lead ultimately to infectious stomatitis. Treatment usually involves correction of environmental parameters, appropriate systemic and topical antimicrobial therapy, and surgical debridement or resection of affected areas. Periodontal disease is another common oral condition, especially in acrodont lizards such as agamids and chameleons. The major causes of periodontal disease are considered inappropriate diets characterized by soft fruit or wax worms excess that facilitate bacterial colonization, plaque development, and gingivitis. Treatment consists of calculus removal along with topical irrigation with antibacterial solutions.
|Titolo:||Use of thrombocyte-leukocyte rich plasma to treat chronic oral cavity disorders in reptiles : two case reports|
BARDI, EDOARDO (Corresponding)
|Settore Scientifico Disciplinare:||Settore VET/09 - Clinica Chirurgica Veterinaria|
|Data di pubblicazione:||apr-2019|
|Data ahead of print / Data di stampa:||nov-2018|
|Digital Object Identifier (DOI):||http://dx.doi.org/10.1053/j.jepm.2018.06.008|
|Appare nelle tipologie:||01 - Articolo su periodico|