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Hypocalcaemia in tortoises

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Hypocalcaemia in tortoises

Hypocalcaemia refers to low levels of calcium (calcium deficiency) in the bloodstream. It is also referred to as 'metabolic bone disease' and 'soft shell syndrome'.

Hypocalcaemia causes soft bones which leads to shell deformity
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