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Posted by: jobi at Fri Mar 16 20:35:12 2007  [ Report Abuse ] [ Email Message ] [ Show All Posts by jobi ]  
   

This will help keepers recognise the health statue of there captives with a simple look at there lizards faecal.

This chart will help you solve problems at first glance, how can that be?

Well it's quit simple actually, the faeces of lizards are an easy indication of there health, faecal are visually explicit, once you know what healthy stools look like and have examples to compare, all this $hitty stuff starts to make sense.

I will post a few examples soon for you or your vet to use.

For the time being you should know that normal faecal are composed of 2/3 dark coloured and 1/3 white coloured matters, these when fresh should be watery looking but consistent, any fecal that look dry when fresh indicate dehydration, anything wet and soggy is indicative of wrong diets (too fat)any less white matter says not enough minerals, to much is no good.

I will not discus about odour and parasitism, as they are normal to new imports and become none existent shortly after your lizards are subjected to proper husbandry and feeding.
Of course once your lizards expels normal looking faecal, parasites and other feeding issues are history.

I made this photographic fecal chart at the request of my old friend, a professor at the st-hyacinte veterinarian academy, he will use this in the formation of vet student, the goal is to save time and avoid unnecessary drug treatments that unfortunately to often result in lizard death, surly a step in the right direction.
Later regds!


   

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