Charles Louis Davis and Samuel Wesley Thompson DVM Foundation

For the Advancement of Veterinary and Comparative Pathology

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  • SPECIES:
    • REPTILE
  • SYSTEM:
    • SKELETAL
  • ORGAN:
    • BEAK
  • DIAGNOSIS:
    • BEAK OVERGROWTH
  • CONTRIBUTOR:
    • STEINBERG
  • INSTITUTION:
    • University of Wisconsin
  • GENPATH:
    • NUTRITIONAL\VITAMIN DEFICIENCY
  • COMMENTS:
    • The beak of chelonians is constantly growing. High protein of low calcium diets may result in malformation of the bones of the skull and face, resulting in overgrowth. Other malalignments, such as prognathism or jaw fractures may also result in overgrowth.