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A CASE OF BLISTER DISEASE TO BOA CONSTRICTOR

Published in Scientific Works. C Series. Veterinary Medicine, Vol. LVIII ISSUE 4
Written by Dégi János, Kálmán Imre, Viorel Herman, Cătană Nicolae

Blister disease is a common condition in reptiles due to poor environmental management – that is, housing the reptile in overly-moist or dirty surroundings. It is also known as vesicular dermatitis. Later, these scales become swollen and infected by opportunistic bacteria (Pseudomonas spp.). Small reptiles or those with weakened immune system (either from previous illness, malnutrition or stress) can go downhill rapidly and die very fast from blister disease. This report describes a diagnostic and treatment strategy for an infectious dermatitis in a boa (Boa constrictor).

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