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  • SPECIES:
    • IGUANA
  • SYSTEM:
    • SKELETAL
  • ORGAN:
    • BONE-FEMUR
  • DIAGNOSIS:
    • FIBROUS OSTEODYSTROPHY
  • CAUSE:
    • UVB DEFICIENCY
  • CONTRIBUTOR:
    • STEINBERG
  • INSTITUTION:
    • University of Wisconsin
  • GENPATH:
    • NUTRITIONAL\VITAMIN DEFICIENCY
  • COMMENTS:
    • Fibrous osteodystrophy in iguanas, while it may be due to a calcium deficiency diet (generally the result of excessive vegetable feeding without supplementation, may also be the result of inadequate exposure to certain wavelengths of UVB light. Provision of appropriate wavelength light via lamp will prevent this occurrence.