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Video: Pneumonia, Or Pneumonia In Amphibians
Description: pneumonia in amphibians (pneumonia; Greek, from pneumon lung, synonym - pneumonia) is an inflammatory process in the lung tissues that occurs as an independent disease or as a manifestation or complication of any disease.
Reasons: hypothermia with high humidity against a background of hypodynamia. Often occurs after transporting animals.
Symptoms: runny nose, the nasal passages are closed, and the animal is forced to breathe through the mouth, which is constantly in a slightly open state; when exhaling and hissing, wheezing or blistering is observed at the nostrils. The head position in sick animals is often elevated. If untreated, the disease ends with the death of the animal 2 weeks after the onset of the disease.
Turtle with rhinitis and puffy eyes
Diagnostics: since the disease proceeds with impaired patency of the nasal passages, it is necessary to correctly diagnose, since rhinitis and rhinopathies have similar symptoms.
Treatment: treatment is performed with broad-spectrum antibiotics in injections: gentamicin, ampicillin, carbenicillin and chloramphenicol. Less effective are tableted tetracycline at a dose of 25 to 125 mg / kg of animal weight twice a day or special veterinary drugs based on it. If it is necessary to prolong antibiotic treatment, they should be changed every 10 days.
S.V. Kudryavtsev, V.E. Frolov, A.V. Korolev "Terrarium and its inhabitants", Publishing house "Forest industry", Moscow, 1991