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Re: African Clawed Frog: Bacterial Infection?


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Posted by herpDVM on April 01, 2003 at 12:23:31:

In Reply to: African Clawed Frog: Bacterial Infection? posted by Thorin on March 20, 2003 at 14:57:32:

I would disagree with Colby. Swollen, red...most consistent with a inection - most common organism isolated is Aeromonas bacteria. Cause is usually secondary to poor water quality. Some amphibs will be able to fight off infection if their immune system isn't too compromised. Topical therapy with silver sulfadiazene creme (Thermazene =Rx product) can work well. If infection is subcutaneous (abcess) it would most likely do best with antibiotic injections -culture and sensitivity results most helpful. I have treated amphibs and turtles that I've cultured and the organism was only resistant
to Baytril....tells me that's what most vets use as a best guess on an infection...That's what I usually use for a lot of my patients.
B. Hagewood DVmPhD


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