Turtles

Publication Title: 
La Revue Du Praticien
Author(s): 
Belmin, JoÎl
Konrat, CÈcile
Publication Title: 
Acta Cirúrgica Brasileira / Sociedade Brasileira Para Desenvolvimento Pesquisa Em Cirurgia

PURPOSE: Identify a technique to induce brief sedation and hypnosis in Podocnemis expansa. METHODS: Twenty commercially bred P. expansa, weighing on average 1.2 +/- 0.24 kg, were subjected to two protocols: G1 was given 1.5 mg/kg IM of xylazine and 5 mg/kg IV of propofol, while G2 received 1.5 mg/kg IM of xylazine and 10 mg/kg IV of propofol. The drugs were applied, respectively, in the left thoracic member and in the cervical vertebral sinus.

Author(s): 
Santos, André Luiz Quagliatto
Bosso, Andréa Cristina Scarpa
Alves Júnior, José Roberto Ferreira
Brito, Fernando Moraes Machado
Pachally, José Ricardo
Avila Junior, Raul Henderson
Publication Title: 
Journal of Ethnobiology and Ethnomedicine

BACKGROUND: Throughout Brazil a large number of people seek out reptiles for their meat, leather, ornamental value and supposed medicinal importance. However, there is a dearth of information on the use of reptiles in folk medicine. In North Brazil, the freshwater turtle, Podocnemis expansa, is one of the most frequently used species in traditional medicines. Many products derived from P. expansa are utilized in rural areas and also commercialized in outdoor markets as a cure or treatment for different diseases. Here we document the use and commercialization of P.

Author(s): 
Alves, Rômulo R. N.
Santana, Gindomar G.
Publication Title: 
Chemical & Pharmaceutical Bulletin

A new heptapeptide GAGPHGG (OC1) was isolated from Carapax trionycis which was a traditional Chinese medicine (TCM) used for treatment of hepatic diseases. The structure of OC1 was characterized by MS, NMR techniques, together with amino acid sequence analysis. The hepatoprotective activity of OC1 was evaluated in vivo using the CCl4-induced acute liver injury model.

Author(s): 
Wang, Penglong
Zhang, Yuzhong
An, Yawen
Xu, Kuo
Xu, Xin
Fu, Chao
Lin, Jinxuan
Xu, Shixun
Li, Qiang
Lei, Haimin
Publication Title: 
Ying Yong Sheng Tai Xue Bao = The Journal of Applied Ecology / Zhongguo Sheng Tai Xue Xue Hui, Zhongguo Ke Xue Yuan Shenyang Ying Yong Sheng Tai Yan Jiu Suo Zhu Ban

The thermal tolerance, body temperature, and influence of temperature on locomotor performance of hatchling soft-shelled turtles (Trionyx sinensis) were studied under dry and wet conditions, and the selected body temperature of hatchlings was 28.0 and 30.3 degrees C, respectively. Under wet condition, the critical thermal maximum and minimum averaged 40.9 and 7.8 degrees C, respectively.

Author(s): 
Sun, Pingyue
Xu, Xiaoyin
Chen, Huili
Ji, Xiang
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