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Periódicos Brasileiros em Medicina Veterinária e Zootecnia

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Ingestão de corpo estranho em iguana verde (Iguana iguana)

Guiomara Stein, GiseleEduarda Baier, MariaChassot Broniczak, PâmelaRitter Policarpo, Roberta

Background: Green iguanas (Iguana iguana) are arboreal herbivorous species of lizards of the genus Iguana, native to Central and South America and Caribbean. Because demand for pet iguanas increased the incidence of problems related to sanitary handling and feeding of these animals also increased. Cases of atony caused by ingestion of foreign bodies, particularly of substratum can occur. This article aims to contribute to a better clarification of atonia in the Green Iguana that is caused by the ingestion of foreign bodies.Case: A 1-year-old female green iguana weighing 1,3 kg, was referred to the Veterinary Clinic Pet Fauna, Porto Alegre, RS, Brazil, on August 2012, with an apparent loss of appetite. The animal was apathetic, dehydrated, had a abdominal distension and low body score. Revealed an increase of aspartate aminotransferase (AST), monocytosis and decreased of mean corpuscular hemoglobin concentration (CAGH). Ozolaimus cirratus was found on parasitological examination of faecal sample. Ultrasound showed hyper echoic nodular structures in the region of the stomach and intestine and intestinal atony. Radiographs revealed radiopaque hyperdense areas in the topography of stomach and intestinal lumen, compatible with foreign body. The treatment fluid was set with 0.9% sodium chloride solution (50 mg/kg, SC, every 24 h), ceftazidime (20 mg/kg, IM, every 72 h), metoclopramid

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