What MBD looks like - from the inside

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Re: What MBD looks like - from the inside

Postby Sandy » Tue Nov 19, 2013 1:31 pm

Tortoise Trust wrote:Here's an example of subcutaneous hemorrhaging resulting from severe MBD.

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Wow I have never seen this before, a good learning curve thankyou.
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Re: What MBD looks like - from the inside

Postby insenceaddict » Sun Feb 02, 2014 8:58 pm

The inside of the shell with mbd looks like osteoporosis in a weird kind of way!
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Re: What MBD looks like - from the inside

Postby Tortoise Trust » Mon Feb 03, 2014 3:40 am

That's because it is a form of osteoporosis... the bone has insufficient calcium to form properly... so you get this "Aero bar" type thing going on. Weak and friable.
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Re: What MBD looks like - from the inside

Postby insenceaddict » Mon Feb 03, 2014 9:15 pm

Just like osteoporosis then in people. I had my bone density scan last week and the pictures in the hospital scanning area looked just like aero/sponge effect in the bones!
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Re: What MBD looks like - from the inside

Postby Stuart » Wed Feb 05, 2014 1:15 am

insenceaddict wrote:Just like osteoporosis then in people. I had my bone density scan last week and the pictures in the hospital scanning area looked just like aero/sponge effect in the bones!
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Re: What MBD looks like - from the inside

Postby insenceaddict » Tue Feb 11, 2014 11:26 pm

Might start sprinkling nutrobal on my breakfast just in case! :D
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Re: What MBD looks like - from the inside

Postby Carrie » Sat Nov 01, 2014 1:15 pm

This is such an informative post, and would be one for all newbies to read/see to help with good husbandry, as well as a great reminder for others of the importance of diet etc. Thanks TT.
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Re: What MBD looks like - from the inside

Postby Lawrence » Sun May 22, 2016 2:52 am

Yes it's a brilliant post. It brings things home so well. It's so sad how many tortoises around the world you see with this condition in zoos too! When I read some of the diets recommended it also makes the hair on my head stand on end. These are quite often meant to be authoritative experts in the field too.

Those wild tortoise cross sections are hugely instrumental, the strong dense bone is just wonderful to see.
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Re: What MBD looks like - from the inside

Postby Tortoise Trust » Sun May 22, 2016 3:27 pm

Oh, yeah... it really brings up the differences...
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Re: What MBD looks like - from the inside

Postby elatort » Sat Nov 26, 2016 2:41 pm

Really interesting, visual display of a totally preventable condition.

I'll most certainly be linking to this.

Has there been any up to date research done on the amount of D3 to be given (age wise) in relationship to the 'new' bulbs being used these days?

Great post, thank you,
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