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RE: Please Help

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Posted by: JaxMD at Tue Jan 10 02:08:57 2006  [ Report Abuse ] [ Email Message ] [ Show All Posts by JaxMD ]  
   

By being still a Bio student I may not know everything about organs especially in amphibians, but I do know the resilience of liver and the fact that it can regenerate itself. I would probably feel safer treating an animal with a product knowing that the damage done can be healed, then to risk a bacterial infection. As for references ill give you your own recomended site:

http://www.axolotl.org/health.htm
(at the bottom, listed as safe products)

and another
http://newt150.tripod.com/health.shtml

I did a search on Tea Tree Oil toxicity and could'nt find an article on toxicity to amphibians, I only found that different animals seem to be more sensative to it. I did however find that it was more harmful when injested, so maybe the caecilian shouldnt eat till the aquarium carbon has absorbed the access, or proper water changes have occured. Through all my reading I only found a problem when the product was misused (omit a case involveing cats and their slow metabolizeing rate due to weak liver). It seems for every site I find that has something good to say about tea tree oil, there is another that claims bad outcomes. Isnt it always the bad cases that are heard, and majority of the good cases since there is no longer a problem dont get as much attention. Can you please direct me to a site that relates this product to amphibians? Thanks.


   

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