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Reptile and Amphibian Nutrition

Nutrition is the leading cause of disease in reptiles and amphibians. Chronic nutritional diseases remain common, including nutritional secondary hyperparathyroidism, hepatic lipidosis, protein deficiency, hypovitaminosis A, hypervitaminosis A, pyramidal shell growth, renal disease, urocystoliths, thiamine deficiency, vitamin E/selenium deficiency, steatitis, corneal lipidosis, and obesity. The goal of this web-based seminar is to educate veterinary health professionals such that they can provide sound nutritional advice to reptile and amphibian keepers.

Thomas H. Boyer, DVM, DABVP (Reptile and Amphibian Practice)

Thomas Boyer earned his Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine from Colorado State University College of Veterinary Medicine in 1989. Dr. Boyer co-founded the Association of Reptilian and Amphibian Veterinarians in 1991 and he started and served as editor for the Journal of Herpetological Medicine and Surgery for 18 years. Dr. Boyer also helped establish and became one of the first Diplomates of the American Board of Veterinary Practitioners in Reptile and Amphibian Practice in 2011…