Category: Disease Management

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Genes In Frogs Responsible For Fighting Off Chytrid Infection May Be Killing Them, Study Says

Genes In Frogs Responsible For Fighting Off Chytrid Infection May Be Killing Them, Study Says

The genes in frogs that are used by the amphibians' immune system to fight off Batrachochytrium dendrobatidis (Bd), the deadly fungus that causes chyt [...]
First Case Of Snake Fungal Disease Confirmed In California

First Case Of Snake Fungal Disease Confirmed In California

The California kingsnake infected with snake fungal disease was euthanized. [...]
Two Juvenile Green Sea Turtles In Florida Receive Electrochemotherapy Treatment For Fibropapillomatosis

Two Juvenile Green Sea Turtles In Florida Receive Electrochemotherapy Treatment For Fibropapillomatosis

The Turtle Hospital in Marathon, Fla. and veterinarians with the University of Florida have successfully performed electrochemotherapy on a pair of ju [...]
How To Use The Herpetofauna Disease Alert System (HDAS)

How To Use The Herpetofauna Disease Alert System (HDAS)

The Partners in Amphibian and Reptile Conservation formed the Disease Task Team to guide communication and collaboration on herpetofaunal diseases amo [...]
Florida’s Invasive Burmese Pythons Spreading Disease To Native Snakes, Study Says

Florida’s Invasive Burmese Pythons Spreading Disease To Native Snakes, Study Says

Burmese pythons introduced the Raillietiella orientalis parasite to native snakes in Florida. [...]
Mites in Reptiles

Mites in Reptiles

Mites can be both a nuisance and a costly problem in any reptile collection. [...]
The Vet Report: A List of Common Internal Parasites in Reptiles

The Vet Report: A List of Common Internal Parasites in Reptiles

A parasite is any animal that lives on or within a second animal, and for the most part, parasites live in harmony with their hosts in the wild. They [...]
IBD – The Twisted Tale of Inclusion Body Disease

IBD – The Twisted Tale of Inclusion Body Disease

Inclusion Body Disease is devastating to the snakes that are infected by it. [...]
Bearded Dragon Aneurysms

Bearded Dragon Aneurysms

In beardies, aneurysms can occur in many different locations. [...]

Scientists Eliminate Chytrid Fungus In Five Mallorca Ponds

The controversial chemical Virkon was used to clear Mallorcan midwife toad ponds of the Chytrid fungus. [...]
Fibropapilloma: A Devastating Sea Turtle Disease

Fibropapilloma: A Devastating Sea Turtle Disease

Sea turtles have always been considered a sentinel animal in our world’s oceans—the canaries in the coal mine, if you will. These present- [...]
The Vet Report: Routine Blood Testing In Reptiles Is Encouraged

The Vet Report: Routine Blood Testing In Reptiles Is Encouraged

"Bad laboratory data are worse than no laboratory data at all." Considering the variety of species of herp patients that I see, I think [...]
Does Your Tortoise Have Herpesvirus Of Tortoises, Chelonid Herpesvirus?

Does Your Tortoise Have Herpesvirus Of Tortoises, Chelonid Herpesvirus?

Causes Herpesvirus. There are many different kinds of herpesvirus and not all of them cause overt signs of illness. Species At-Risk Testudo s [...]
Diagnosing And Treating Dysecdysis aka Retained Shed

Diagnosing And Treating Dysecdysis aka Retained Shed

Causes Dysecdysis means an abnormal shedding of the dead outer skin of a reptile. It often indicates suboptimal husbandry, however it may be a sign [...]
Retained Eyecaps In Reptiles Causes And Solutions

Retained Eyecaps In Reptiles Causes And Solutions

Causes A spectacle is the fused eyelid of a squamate reptile. A retained spectacle is when this fused eyelid does not come off with the rest of the [...]
Causes, Prevention, And Treatment Of Snake Mites, Acariasis

Causes, Prevention, And Treatment Of Snake Mites, Acariasis

Causes Ophionyssus natricis­ is very common in snakes and occasionally infests lizards.  Trombiculid mites (chiggers). Ophionyssus acertin [...]
CANV In Reptiles

CANV In Reptiles

Yellow fungus, Chrysosporium anamorph of Nannizziopsis vriesii, CANV Causes CANV is likely the underlying cause of many infections in older lite [...]

Chytrid Fungus Confirmed On Madagascar Yet No Frogs Have Died From It

The chytrid fungus (Batrachochytrium dendrobatidis) which has been killing off amphibian populations around the world for decades has now been discove [...]
Snake Fungal Disease Found in Michigan Rattlesnakes

Snake Fungal Disease Found in Michigan Rattlesnakes

Some sad news coming out of Michigan as the snake fungal disease has been confirmed in eastern massasauga rattlesnakes (Sistrurus catenatus catenatus) [...]
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