A comparison of oral and topical vitamin A supplementation in African foam-nesting frogs (Chiromantis xerampelina).

@article{Sim2010ACO,
  title={A comparison of oral and topical vitamin A supplementation in African foam-nesting frogs (Chiromantis xerampelina).},
  author={Richard R Sim and Kathleen E Sullivan and Eduardo Vald{\'e}s and Gregory J Fleming and Scott P Terrell},
  journal={Journal of zoo and wildlife medicine : official publication of the American Association of Zoo Veterinarians},
  year={2010},
  volume={41 3},
  pages={456-60}
}
Vitamin A is essential for a variety of functions, including cellular differentiation, morphogenesis, growth, vision, immune response, and reproduction. A captive population of African foam-nesting frogs (Chiromantis xerampelina) with a known history of vitamin A deficiency had higher than expected incidence of sudden death, bacterial osteomyelitis, and stunted growth. Due to the high prevalence and untreatable nature of the diseases in the population, euthanasia of the population was… CONTINUE READING

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