Clinical disease and laboratory abnormalities in free-ranging desert tortoises in California (1990-1995).

@article{Christopher2003ClinicalDA,
  title={Clinical disease and laboratory abnormalities in free-ranging desert tortoises in California (1990-1995).},
  author={M. S. M. Christopher and Kristin H. Berry and Brian Thomas Henen and Kenneth A. Nagy},
  journal={Journal of wildlife diseases},
  year={2003},
  volume={39 1},
  pages={35-56}
}
Desert tortoise (Gopherus agassizii) populations have experienced precipitous declines resulting from the cumulative impact of habitat loss and human and disease-related mortality. Diagnosis of disease in live, free-ranging tortoises is facilitated by evaluation of clinical signs and laboratory test results but may be complicated by seasonal and environmental effects. The goals of this study were: 1) to describe and monitor clinical and laboratory signs of disease in adult, free-ranging desert… CONTINUE READING
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