'Red-leg' Syndrome in Amphibians
Treating “red-leg” syndrome will depend on the underlying cause of the disease. For example, if it is due to the Aeromonas hydrophila bacterium, your veterinarian will prescribe antibiotics for the amphibian. Follow the guidelines set by your veterinarian to get optimum results.
Living and Management
Seeking timely veterinary help is necessary to avoid an outbreak of this disease. If an animal does become affected, be sure to isolate it from other amphibians in the home and seek immediate veterinary care.
Maintaining a clean, hygienic living environment for the amphibian will go a long way toward preventing “red-leg” syndrome. As such, tanks should be cleaned regularly, so as to prevent organic matter from collecting.
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The ability to create a disease where a disease might not normally be found, usually due to an ill timed or unlikely weakness
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.
The space in the abdomen that holds the major digestive organs in an animal. Normally referred to as the area between the diaphragm and the pelvis. Also referred to as the peritoneal cavity.
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