Case 8: 10 year-old, female intact, leopard gecko (Eublepharis macularius)

Inappetence, abnormal urination/defecation

  • 10 year-old, female intact, leopard geckos (Eublepharis macularius)
  • Inappetence, abnormal urination/defecation

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What's Your Diagnosis?

  • Diffuse decreased osseous mineral opacity with thin cortices, and multiple chronic appendicular and axial pathologic fractures, and presence of a large faintly peripherally mineralized oval structure within the mid coelom.
  • Dx: Ovostasis with a single intraluminal shelled egg and salpingitis, with concurrent osteodystrophy (metabolic bone disease or secondary nutritional hyperparathyroidism). There is no evidence of an underlying cause for the dystocia although hypocalcemia can predispose to uterine inertia.

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