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Skeletal Cartilage and Bone Formation, Composition, and Function in Small Mammals, Birds, and Reptiles

Skeletal Cartilage and Bone Formation, Composition, and Function in Small Mammals, Birds, and Reptiles

Veterinary Clinics of North America. Exotic Animal Practice 22(2): 123-134

ISSN/ISBN: 1094-9194

PMID: 30872001

DOI: 10.1016/j.cvex.2019.01.001

Cartilage and bone are the main skeletal tissues in exotic vertebrates and are distinguished by their cells and the extracellular matrices they produce. Differences in cartilage and bone formation and growth exist among small mammals, birds, and reptiles. A basic knowledge of cartilage and bone formation, composition, and function in small mammals, birds, and reptiles commonly kept as pets, and the major differences observed among species, is necessary to correctly evaluate and treat cartilage and bone lesions in these groups of animals.

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