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, Boidae, and Pythonidae. 9–11 Despite the importance and impact of ferlavirus infection, few reports exist regarding the effects of infection on the immune system of reptiles. In general, the immune system of reptiles is similar to that of mammals, with

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The number of reptiles kept as pets has increased considerably during the past several years. 1 It is estimated that 2.9 million reptiles are privately owned by people in the United States. 2 Among other factors, this increase in popularity is

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Reptiles have become increasingly popular as pets in recent decades in Europe and the United States, 1,2 and therefore, they are presented more frequently to veterinarians because of various medical conditions, including those with bacterial

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been described in turtle species, but the concern for toxicity appears low with no documentation of adverse effects in reptiles. 6 , 8 The lack of adverse effect documentation in reptiles, however, may be due to a lack of complete investigation

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). In the spleen (C), mast cells are present; notice the irregular heterochromatic nuclei and numerous, variably dense cytoplasmic granules. Bars = 20, 6, and 1 μm for panels A, B, and C, respectively. Discussion Neutering of pet reptiles is

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Fluid therapy remains an essential treatment for ill reptiles, although best practices for fluid administration have not been established and controversy remains regarding the most appropriate electrolyte solution for dehydrated reptiles. 1

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its neck, and its WBC and lymphocyte counts were within reference ranges. Discussion Although reptile neoplasia is widely reported in the literature, there are very few articles reporting the use of chemotherapy 4–6 , h and radiation 4 for the

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