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Reptile Diseases

Reptile Diseases - Conditions - Symptons

Cloacal Prolapse
(Cloacal Protrusion)

Cloacal Prolapse

Cloacal prolapses are a common problem in lizards (though can be found in other reptilian species) and is usually secondary to an infection or straining due to dystocia, constipation or sexual swelling. Prolapses … More →

Cryptosporidium
(Cryptosporidiosis)

Cryptosporidium

Cryptosporidium is a coccidian protozoan parasite discovered by E.E. Tyzzer in 1907, in the gastric mucosa of mice. This parasite has an outer shell that protects it and allows it to survive outside the host for … More →

Dysecdysis
(Shedding Problems)

Dysecdysis - Shedding Problems

Dysecdysis (Shedding Problems) can be caused by many things. The most common issues that cause dysecdysis involve improper husbandry or illness. When dealing with snakes or lizards from tropical locales, the … More →

Dystocia
(Egg Binding)

Dystocia - Egg Binding

Dystocia is extremely difficult to pinpoint the exact cause of since it can be a combination of ailments or maladies creating the issue. Parasites, improper diet, extreme stress, improper heating, inadequate or … More →

Kidney Disease
(Renal Failure)

Kidney Disease

Kidney disease in snakes and lizards is unfortunately not that uncommon. There are many cause of kidney disease with gout, infections and toxicity. Kidney disease is common in iguanas and is a frequent … More →

Metabolic Bone Disease
(Calcium Deficiency)

Metabolic Bone Disease

Metabolic bone disease (MBD) is a blanket term for a collection of medical maladies that include fibrous osteodystrophy, osteomalacia, osteoporosis, secondary nutritional hyperparathyroidism, and … More →

Respiratory Disease
(Respiratory Infections)

Respiratory Disease

Respiratory disease can be bacterial, fungal, parasitic or caused by an introduced virus. Essentially it is an infection of some sort that causes issue with the respiratory functions of the host. Accumulated respiratory … More →

Scale Rot
(Necrotic - Ulcerative Dermatitis)

Scale Rot

Ulcerative dermatitis (necrotic dermatitis - scale rot) is often seen in lizards and snakes who are being kept in unhygienic conditions, with excessive humidity and moisture. Overly moist environments, where … More →

Ulcerative Stomatitis
(Mouth Rot)

Ulcerative Stomatitis - (Mouth Rot)

Ulcerative stomatitis (Mouth Rot) is a symptom of systemic infection of the mouth characterized by swollen spongy gums, excessive oral mucous, ulcers, and loose teeth. Stomatitis is a secondary … More →