CZAAWE Resource Article

Ultraviolet light and reptiles, amphibians
Publication Type 
Journal Article
Year of publication 
2003
Publication/Journal 
Journal of Herpetological Medicine and Surgery
Abstract 
Ultraviolet lighting is integral for the growth and maintenance of many reptile and amphibian species. But providing an adequate source of light can be challenging. Many disease processes seen by veterinarians are attributed to ultraviolet lighting deficiencies. In mammals, disease due to excess ultraviolet lighting has been noted, and some veterinarians feel this may be a potential issue in reptiles and amphibians.