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RE: BB agalma not well

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Posted by: peter54 at Wed Mar 19 04:53:30 2008  [ Report Abuse ] [ Email Message ] [ Show All Posts by peter54 ]  
   

That "stargazing" symptom is not a good sign, that suggests it could be the feared "zonata-disease". I would take the snake to a experienced vet, he/she will then perform a liver biopsy on the snake to determine if it is zonata disease.

I have a large female agalma that got ill last august. She never showed the stargazing symptom, but she have trouble moving her hind part and she also moves very slowly, in fact extremely slowly. I have been in contact with the best veterinarians in this country, but none are sure about how to perform a liver biopsy, so she is still in isolation in another location.

Since she refuses to eat, I have had her in brumation since september and she seems okay bodywise. Other symptoms are not changed at all except for the upside down thing. She initially kept half of her body upside down, but that stopped a few months back.

About the zonata-disease, the reasons for this disease is not yet determined. There is not yet any evidence to what agent is behind the disease, if it's bacteria, virus or any other agent is still unknown.


   

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