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Re: Web site w/pics of sick snakes? Check Merk...


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Posted by lolaophidia on April 12, 2003 at 20:49:55:

In Reply to: Re: Web site w/pics of sick snakes? posted by herpDVM on April 08, 2003 at 13:12:20:

::Does anyone know of any websites to check out pics of snakes with illnesses (disease/parasites/viruses)? I searched the web and could not find any.

::Would recommend a vet check them out. possible filarial or Pentastomid parasites (worms live under the skin -can be fairly common in imports. Vet may lance/"cut" area and inspect what's underneath - if granuloma (infection)--->antibiotics if parasite-->antihelminthic (dewormer) Good Luck
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Try this site

http://www.merckvetmanual.com/mvm/index.jsp?cfile=htm/bc/171210.htm

I've had imports that had small stringy worms under the skin- they create a bump like a cyst. Ugh! Very unpleasant. I pulled one out with tweezers and put in a container of alcohol to take to the vet. Hope you have better luck than I did- my vet at the time (15 years ago) knew nothing about reptile parasites. Both snakes died eventually after they lost a lot of weight, so I hope you can find treatment for yours.



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