Easy Shell Repair
Keywords:Shell repair, chelonian, turtle, shell fracture
Repair of certain chelonian shell fractures can be performed without screws, wires, drilling, or patches. The authors have used this procedure successfully on a number of species, including snapping turtles (Chelydra serpentina), painted turtles (Chrysemys picta), sliders (Trachemys spp.), and diamondback terrapins (Malaclemys terrapin). The process is quick and minimally stressful for the turtle.
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