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How to Prevent Metabolic Bone Disease - The Critter Depot

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How to Prevent Metabolic Bone Disease - And Understanding the Role of Calcium and Phosphorus Table of Contents Trivia question for you herp fanciers…when is a serpentine spine a bad thing? When it’s in a lizard suffering from metabolic bone disease (MBD). A waving spine in a ball python is pretty normal, but not in a bearded dragon. While not exactly a catchall term, MBD is a condition caused by more than one deficiency or illness. In other words, MBD itself comes in various forms. For instance, the most common form diagnosed in captive reptiles and amphibians is nutritional secondary...

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