VETERINARY CARE OF SCORPIONS

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Abstract

The care of terrestrial invertebrates as pets, in zoological displays, or for scientific reasons is increasing; therefore, veterinarians and technicians must be prepared for this demand. There are approximately 1600 species of scorpions, with many being maintained in captive environs. Scorpions represent a public health concern in numerous locales worldwide, which enhances the demand for research investigations. Consequently, there is an increased demand for scorpions along with how to properly care for these animals in captivity. The objective of this article is to provide information regarding appropriate handling of the scorpion patient, recognizing potential signs of illness, and how to perform common medical procedures.

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