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Reptile & Amphibian Center

Retrovirus Infection in Snakes



Unfortunately, there is no known treatment or cure for IBD at this time. If an infected snake has an acceptable quality of life, it can be isolated and its symptoms managed for a period of time.


Living and Management


If an infected reptile cannot be quarantined away from uninfected snakes, or if it is suffering, euthanasia is the most humane option available.