An 8.5-year-old female green iguana (Iguana iguana) presented with a 5-day history of constipation.
History. The owner reported that the iguana had been constipated in the past and would respond to mineral oil treatments provided both orally and via the cloaca. There was no response, however, this time.
The iguana was fed an appropriate diet, but she had been partially anorectic during the past week. A homemade cage provided an adequate captive environment for a large tropical reptile. Except for periodic constipation, the iguana had not been ill in the past.
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Physical Examination. The 2.58-kg iguana exhibited moderate distention of the coelomic cavity. She was active and responsive, with a normal respiratoryate. It was noted that only urine was present in her droppings.
Initial Diagnostics. Hemogram results are listed in the Table. Figures 1 through 3 show the hemic cytologic features from the blood film.