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Old 01-11-2014, 07:24 PM   #631
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For those who are interested, below is a top view X-ray of a PNT.

Pig-nosed/Fly River Turtle (Carettochelys insculpta) X-ray by Edwin Tan (Schmike), on Flickr
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Old 02-11-2014, 04:10 PM   #632
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Wow, is that an x-ray of your own pnt?
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Old 02-11-2014, 06:37 PM   #633
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It's a PNT under my care. X-ray was taken at Allpets & Aqualife Clinic.

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Old 02-11-2014, 09:08 PM   #634
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Schmike any updates on your PNTs? Would love to see some pictures!
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Old 02-11-2014, 09:27 PM   #635
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Left with 2 now. Keeping the 2 of them in separate 6 footers. Been a long time since I last took proper shots of them.

Currently treating one more for a severe case of Metabolic Bone Disease.
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Old 03-11-2014, 10:32 AM   #636
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Thanks for sharing x-ray pic and wish your pnt a speedy recovery.
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Old 03-11-2014, 11:09 AM   #637
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Left with 2 now. Keeping the 2 of them in separate 6 footers. Been a long time since I last took proper shots of them.

Currently treating one more for a severe case of Metabolic Bone Disease.
Bro,

Wish ur pnt a speedy recovery.

Just to check with you, Is this illness a norm for all torts/turtles/terrapin ?

Or it is more common in captivity specimens as compare to wild specimen ?
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Old 03-11-2014, 11:23 AM   #638
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Thanks for sharing x-ray pic and wish your pnt a speedy recovery.
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Bro,

Wish ur pnt a speedy recovery.

Just to check with you, Is this illness a norm for all torts/turtles/terrapin ?

Or it is more common in captivity specimens as compare to wild specimen ?
Thanks guys. So far after a checkup by Dr Frederic Chua last Saturday, he's declared "OK" except for some signs of trauma and sunburn besides his terrible shell condition. His x-ray slides showed that everything is fine and there's no foreign objects in him.

He's definitely a PNT in the worst condition that I've come across.

The term Metabolic Bone Disease (MBD) actually covers a wide range of symptoms from upturn shell/pyramiding due to high protein to soft shell due to lack of calcium or vitamin D3 being the more common causes.

Usually the main cause of MBD is wrong diet and/or husbandry. If detected early, it can be treated and there will be little or no obvious signs. Severe cases will definitely lead to deformity.

IMHO, I would say it is definitely very unlikely to happen in the wild as the turtles have a proper diet and routine to keep themselves strong and healthy. For wild turtles, it's probably parasite or bacterial infection being the more common diseases.
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Old 03-11-2014, 03:04 PM   #639
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Thanks for sharing your pnt good news from the doc, i totally agree with you that keeping pnt at home compare to outdoor wild is two different stories.
Now that you know the issue or problem for your pnt, so just pay careful attention to it. All the best and good health for your pnt.
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Old 03-11-2014, 03:06 PM   #640
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what medication to use if turtle have soft looking patches on the shells?
think is due to poor water condition.
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