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.Association of Reptilian and Amphibian Veterinarians member links:
Healthcare articles & tips by Sandy Barnett can be found on the resource page of her website, Box Turtle Facts. The link will bring you to the articles below.
Beak and Claw Care
Ear Infections in Chelonians
Epicoelomic Fluid Therapy for Chelonians
Options for Treating Myiasis in Turtles
When the End is in Sight (Recognizing and Treating Prolapses)
Other useful healthcare resources
Chelonians - Melissa Kaplan's Herp Care Collection
Health Information - Red Ear Slider website
Healthcare - Box Turtle Care & Conservation Webpage
Determining a Healthy Tortoise or Box Turtle Weight - Susan Donoghue
Chelonian Anatomy - by Dawn WItherington & Jeanette Wyneken
When in doubt about whether your turtle or tortoise needs professional medical care, contact a qualified herp veterinarian.
Not all veterinarians will see turtles, so you should check with your local reptile society for a qualified vet. This page also has links to herp veterinarians, although MATTS does not verify. A yearly check-up is a good idea and baseline exams on new animals are helpful.. Regular weight checks are suggested.
If you find an injured wild turtle, please contact an experienced exotic pet veterinarian or licensed wildlife rehabilitator near you.