Bacterial Infection in Amphibians
Unfortunately, there is no available treatment for this disease. However, the veterinarian may prescribe antibiotics to treat any other secondary bacterial infection.
Living and Management
Since Mycobacteriosis is a zoonotic disease, it is paramount you follow the guidelines set by your veterinarian to prevent the spread of this disease to humans. If you have more than one animal, immediately isolate the infected amphibian(s). Always wear protective eyewear and gloves when handling infected animals or cleaning their environment. Strictly adhering to these strategies might help prevent the spread of this disease.
The best defense for Mycobacteriosis is prevention. Mycobacteria typically live in the slime layer that builds up in aquatic habitats over time. For this reason, weekly cleaning and removal of this film is recommended.
A type of slime that is made up of certain salts, cells, or leukocytes
A product made of fluid, cell waste, and cells
A condition of poor health that results from poor feeding or no feeding at all
The digestive tract containing the stomach and intestine
Deviating from the normal; not typical.
A term used to refer to an animal, usually a reptile, that starts out breathing with the help of gills and develops into an animal capable of breathing through lungs like a mammal.
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