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Treatment for mouth rot usually includes a course of antibiotics and a cleaning of the reptile’s mouth with an antiseptic. Surgery to remove badly damaged oral tissues may be necessary in severe cases. Animals that are unable to eat and drink while they are recovering will need fluid therapy and nutritional support. Any husbandry oversights must also be addressed or the condition is likely to return.
A healthy diet, proper temperature gradients and humidity levels, and a clean environment are all essential to preventing mouth rot.
A type of decay that is caused by fungus or bacteria
A medical condition in which the mouth becomes inflamed
A product made of fluid, cell waste, and cells
The art of raising farm animals and farming
The whole system involved in digestion from mouth to anus
Any drug that kills organisms in an animal's tissue or prevents the growth of more.