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RE: Enlarged Heart...?

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Posted by: celticvamp at Sat Mar 6 20:10:33 2010  [ Report Abuse ] [ Email Message ] [ Show All Posts by celticvamp ]  
   

Thank you for your sympathy about my kingsnake. Unfortunately I have throughout the years probably lost more snakes than most hobbiests have owned so I've become kind of numb about it. Although that kingsnake was a pretty special project is why I had the necropsy done. Funny thing I actually paid for the necropsy with a melanistic female garter a vet friend of mine fell in love with LOL. Anyhow the Kingsnake was an axanthic or anerythristic (whichever ya'd wanna call it) Eastern Kingsnake. None have been found and I had the only one anyones heard of at that time (I haven't kept up with it since I lost her). So that's why I had the necropsy done cuz she was a pretty important snake in my collection. Anyhow, I know that some snakes seem to show the sign of a virus a long time before others in the group. I had a twenty gallon aquarium with about 40 ribbon snakes in it. I am not sure what virus broke out in the aquarium but I first lost one (a sizable lump around the liver area). Then about two months to three months later I lost about half of what was left (1 to 3 daily) till it seemed to come under control. Good luck with yours I hope it all turns out well. Just keep an eye on them and if any start showing unusual behavior (star gazing, or just strange crawling) iceolate them all. Just to be on the safe side.


   

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