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Zonata disease - again

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Posted by: peter54 at Wed Aug 13 17:47:59 2008  [ Report Abuse ] [ Email Message ] [ Show All Posts by peter54 ]  
   

I've been trying to find information about this strange disease on internet lately and there is one thing in particular that seems to be very different compared to what seems to be the case with my ill zonatas. In almost every report it's the shedding problem that seems to be the first sign and also the main problem with zonatas showing symtoms of this disease. Eventually some develope mobility problems too, but as it seems when reading the reports, that is not always the case.

Well, in my collection of San Pedro Mtn kings, at this time 7 individuals (one still unaffected), only 2 specimen have showed the skin symtoms, one very bad, but all ill animals have mobility problems. Some have just small problems moving around, others have serious problems. Their bodies turned upsidedown, strange curling up, moving backwards, no body control at all as it seems.

I wonder about this a lot. Is there perhaps several different kinds of the disease or are the symtoms showing in different order randomly?

I have quarantined all my zonatas and they are kept dry and at rather low temps (70-75F). The symtoms seem to have stopped escalating and I think a few of them even seem better. I have not been able to get the Betadine just yet, but as it seems just one of my agalmas have the bad skin condition.

This 3 y o female has not shown any skin problems, but she has some difficulties controlling her body.


   

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