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Snake fungal disease (SFD; Ophidiomyces ophiodiicola) is posing a significant threat to several free-ranging populations of pitvipers. Triazole antifungals have been proposed for the treatment of mycoses in reptiles; however, data are lacking about their safety and efficacy in snakes with SFD....

Author(s)
Lindemann, D. M.; Allender, M. C.; Rzadkowska, M.; Archer, G.; Kane, L.; Baitchman, E.; Driskell, E. A.; Chu, C. T.; Singh, K.; Hsiao ShihHsuan; Sykes, J. M.; Cox, S.
Publisher
American Association of Zoo Veterinarians, Pomona, USA
Citation
Journal of Zoo and Wildlife Medicine, 2017, 48, 3, pp 757-766
Abstract

A 4-month-old female bearded dragon (Pogona vitticeps) was presented with unilateral conjunctivitis. The conjunctivitis was not responsive to topical antibiotic or anti-inflammatory therapy and continued to progress in severity. Conjunctival tissue was sampled and microsporidial conjunctivitis was...

Author(s)
Martel-Arquette, A.; Chen Sue; Hempstead, J.; Pacheco, R.; Antinoff, N.; Teixeira, L.
Publisher
Elsevier, New York, USA
Citation
Journal of Exotic Pet Medicine, 2017, 26, 4, pp 257-262
Abstract

Chronic dermatomycosis was identified in 3 central bearded dragons (Pogona vitticeps), held as companion animals by the same owner. Clinical signs of dermatomycosis included subcutaneous masses as well as crusty, erosive, and ulcerative skin lesions. The facial region was affected in 2 of the 3...

Author(s)
Schmidt-Ukaj, S.; Loncaric, I.; Spergser, J.; Richter, B.; Hochleithner, M.
Publisher
American Association of Veterinary Laboratory Diagnosticians, Davis, USA
Citation
Journal of Veterinary Diagnostic Investigation, 2016, 28, 3, pp 319-322
Abstract

The pathogenic entomophthoralean fungi cause infection in insects and mammalian hosts. Basidiobolus and Conidiobolus species can be found in soil and insect, reptile, and amphibian droppings in tropical and subtropical areas. The life cycles of these fungi occur in these environments where...

Author(s)
Vilela, R.; Mendoza, L.
Publisher
American Society for Microbiology (ASM), Washington, D.C., USA
Citation
Clinical Microbiology Reviews, 2018, 31, 4, pp e00014
Abstract

Dermal and systemic infections caused by the Chrysosporium anamorph of Nannizziopsis vriesii (CANV) are highly prevalent in reptiles and may result in severe disease and high mortality. Due to the high incidence of therapeutic failures, optimizing treatment is required. We first determined in this...

Author(s)
Waeyenberghe, L. van; Baert, K.; Pasmans, F.; Rooij, P. van; Hellebuyck, T.; Beernaert, L.; Backer, P. de; Haesebrouck, F.; Martel, A.
Publisher
Informa Healthcare, Stockholm, Sweden
Citation
Medical Mycology, 2010, 48, 6, pp 880-885
Abstract

Chytridiomycosis caused by the chytrid fungus Batrachochytrium salamandrivorans (Bsal) poses a serious threat to urodelan diversity worldwide. Antimycotic treatment of this disease using protocols developed for the related fungus Batrachochytrium dendrobatidis (Bd), results in therapeutic failure....

Author(s)
Blooi, M.; Pasmans, F.; Rouffaer, L.; Haesebrouck, F.; Vercammen, F.; Martel, A.
Publisher
Nature Publishing Group, London, UK
Citation
Scientific Reports, 2015, 5, 1, pp 11788
Abstract

The successful treatment of 7 cases of cutaneous and deep subcutaneous aspergillosis infections with itraconazole at metabolically scaled oral doses specifically for reptiles in the UK was described. Aspergillus fumigatus was isolated from the following case species: green iguana (Iguana iguana,...

Author(s)
Girling, S. J.; Fraser, M. A.
Publisher
BMJ Publishing Group, London, UK
Citation
Veterinary Record, 2009, 165, 2, pp 52-54
Abstract

A central bearded dragon (Pogona vitticeps) was presented with a two-month history of hyperkeratosis, predominantly around the face. The male cage mate showed no clinical signs of disease. Biopsies were taken, revealing the presence of fungal hyphae within granulomas consistent with the ...

Author(s)
Harvey, P.
Publisher
Veterinary Business Development Ltd, Peterborough, UK
Citation
Veterinary Times, 2014, 44, 15, pp 4-5
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Vallas, X.; Vergés, J.
Publisher
ASIS Biomedia s.l., Zaragoza, Spain
Citation
Argos - Informativo Veterinario, 2014, No.162, pp 80-81
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Author(s)
Carrasco, D. C.; Stidworthy, M.
Publisher
British Veterinary Zoological Society, Loughborough, UK
Citation
British Veterinary Zoological Society: Proceedings of the Spring Meeting 2015, 20-22 March, 2015, Holywell Park, Imago, Loughborough University and Twycross Zoo, UK. Camelid Medicine & Zoo Population Management, 2015, pp 47

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