Author: DIPECZM (HERP)

The Vet Report: Working On Hot Herps

I am frequently asked if I will perform veterinary work on “hot,” or venomous, species. The answer is yes. The “hot stuff” is susceptible to all the same issues that non-venomous species are, with a few extras thrown in. Treating…

The Vet Report: Fluid Therapy In Reptiles

Dehydration is a common and serious problem in herps, and I am frequently asked about or presented with herps that are in need of fluid supplementation.  The classic situation occurs when an owner does not notice that an animal’s water…

The Vet Report: Sulcata Tortoise Spine Abnormality

Dear Dr. Mader, I am a tortoise enthusiast and a huge fan of yours. I am in the process of finishing my prerequisite courses for veterinary school. I am writing because I wanted to share with you the story of…

The Vet Report: Inclusion Body Disease

I get a zillion e-mails and calls asking advice about herp cases. This morning, I got a frantic call from a veterinarian about a large python that was showing signs of inclusion body disease. He wanted to know if there…