The British Herpetological Society

The Herpetological Journal is the Society's prestigious quarterly scientific journal. Articles are listed in Biological Abstracts, Current Awareness in Biological Sciences,Current Contents, Science Citation Index, and Zoological Record.

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pdf 02. Salmonellosis due to Salmonella houten in captive day geckos (genus Phelsuma Gray)


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Authors: Tricha J. Murphy And Alan A. Myers

Abstract: Two species of Sabnonella are reported from captive Phelsuma spp., one of which (Sabnonella houten), was pathogenic. Twelve geckos developed clinical signs of anorexia, diarrhoea, dehydration and cachexia. Ten died over a period of eight weeks and deaths occurred three to six weeks from the commencement of illness. Necropsy findings included dehydration, emaciation and liver necrosis. Sabnonella houten was isolated. The response of sick geckos to antibiotics and supportive therapy is discussed.

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