Use of Cystoscopy to Visualize Morphological Alteration of the Liver in a Posthatchling Turtle (Cuora trifasciata) (Case Report)
From Clinica per Animali Esotici, Centro Veterinario Specialistico, Rome, Italy (N.DG., P.S.); Antech Diagnostics, Irvine, CA (R.M.); Istituto Zooprofilattico Sperimentale delle Venezie, Legnaro, Italy (S.C.); and Clinica Veterinaria Modena Sud, Spilamberto, Italy (G.N.).
AbstractA 55 g, 7 mo old Chinese three-striped box turtle (Cuora trifasciata) was presented with a 2 wk history of lethargy and anorexia. The owner attempted various antibiotic treatments without clinical improvement. A cystoscopic evaluation of the coelom was performed. The liver appeared dark red-to-brown presenting multifocal irregularly shaped white-to-tan and roughly round areas of discoloration on the capsular surface. An adult keeled box turtle (Pyxidea mouhotii), which died in the...Read More