Author: DipEczm (Herpetology)

Mites in Reptiles

Mites can be both a nuisance and a costly problem in any reptile collection.

The Vet Report: Burns in Reptiles

Thermal burns in reptiles are one of the most common injuries seen by herp veterinarians.The exact reason why reptiles seem so prone to burns is not understood, but something about their behavior makes them more susceptible to this type of…

Fibropapilloma: A Devastating Sea Turtle Disease

Sea turtles have always been considered a sentinel animal in our world’s oceans—the canaries in the coal mine, if you will. These present-day dinosaurs have remained relatively unchanged since the beginning of time. There are many challenges to their existence…

How To Recognize And Prevent Medical Ailments In Amphibians

There are more than 7,000 species of amphibians, with the actual numbers changing daily (see amphibiaweb.org for the most recent data). This group of vertebrates has been around for more than 300 million years. Although amphibians are the first vertebrates…