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Video: Burns In Amphibians
Description: burn, damage to the tissues of the amphibian body by thermal (high temperature, chemical, electrical or radiation exposure.
There are 4 degrees of burns:
1st - redness of the skin, swelling and soreness at the site of the burn (healing in 2-3 days);
2nd - the formation of blisters at the site of the burn, edema (healing in 7-10 days);
3rd - skin necrosis with rejection and the formation of long-term non-healing ulcers;
4th - charring of the skin and tissues, with extensive and deep burns, animals often die.
Thermal burn of a snake.
Photo by Stephen L. Barten, DVM, Vernon Hills Animal Hospital, Mundelein, IL
The reasons:poor insulation of heating and lighting devices, faulty electrical wiring (electrical burns) and water supply systems (hot water burns), ultraviolet radiation (radiation burns), contact with reactive substances (chemical burns). The most common reason is poor insulation of heating devices (in tree frogs: tree frogs, tree frogs, etc.). Amphibians get burned when jumping on a heating element if it is not protected, or when a frog gets stuck between the heater and the wall of the enclosure. In accordance with this, such burns are localized on the belly or on the back. Chemical burns occur as a result of direct action on the skin of an animal of certain aggressive substances (acids, alkalis, etc.). Amphibians are especially sensitive to chemicals. Even a minimal concentration of these substances causes them a first degree burn,and when substances of significant concentration come into contact with the skin, it leads to the death of the animal.
Treatment: Usually, in amphibians, burns are not treated, due to their high regenerative capacity. The burn area is treated with mild antiseptics such as Betadine or Pevidin (Vetasept, Vetidin).
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