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Description: ectoparasites are organisms that live on the host's body (amphibians) and harm its health. Most often, ticks and leeches parasitize amphibians. Usually leeches parasitize the skin, but some species can penetrate the subcutaneous lymph sacs and even the body cavity.
Symptoms: Ticks can be found in small (less than 1 mm) orange-red bubbles on the belly and thighs of frogs and salamanders.
A leech sucked into a newt
Treatment: with a small number of ticks and leeches, they are removed manually, the places of their attachment are treated with antiseptics. Sucked leeches are not torn off, but smeared with alcohol or iodine, after which they disappear by themselves. The terrarium or aquarium is cleaned and treated with a light disinfectant.
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