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RE: IBD

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Posted by: livinginvestment at Tue Jul 14 18:18:30 2009  [ Report Abuse ] [ Email Message ] [ Show All Posts by livinginvestment ]  
   

Thank you for the reply. I have not read anywhere of it being airborne but Im sure there was cross contamination going on. I have the afflicted animal and it's rack mates in the garage. Away from the others to be safe. I have lost 3 boas and one other GTP 3 months ago. I thought I was in the clear. The first to pass was a new yearling. One boa was treated by the vet but no mention of IBD. It later died. Another long term captive followed. Last was a GTP soon followed. I attributed it to the drop in temps and they not being able to handle the stress. I was not able to take any of the animals in for a necropsy within 24 hours. I do have a test set up for Thursday ($400) for afflicted animal in hopes of a final diagnosis. I asked if bringing in the sick animal was best or a healthy animal that mated with one of the deceased animal was better. They would not answer and said it was my choice. I ask which is better because one, I can hope to salvage the sick animal if it is not IBD. Or I can euthanize them both if the male that mated to the deceased was diagnosed positive. If I could afford to both, I would. I do plan to mate the male and think he would be my best bet for the objective. Seems like such a shame to destroy such a seemingly healthy adult specimen, should this be the case.

I am leaning to put down the GTP and take in the healthy animal. Would love to hear from someone who has an opinion on this subject.

Thanks,


   

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