Tag: Metobolic Bone Disease

What is Metabolic Bone Disease (MBD)

Metobolic Bone Disease

Reptiles require sunlight to truly flourish. Most reptile species do not absorb Vitamin D very well, so exposure to ultraviolet light is needed for reptiles to manufacture their own Vitamin D. This is something very important to keep in mind because Vitamin D (especially D3, the active form of Vitamin D) is vital to calcium […]

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Turtle Trials & Triumphs

Bruce Pierce & Vesuvius

It has been a busy summer for the turtles at the National Marine Life Center! The staff volunteers and interns have been working hard to treat  our red bellied cooter patients, specifically tackling the questions of metabolic bone disease and shell fungus. It  has been a time of both trials and triumphs for the turtles […]

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