Diagnosis and treatment of a parasitic dermatitis in a laboratory colony of African clawed frogs (Xenopus laevis)

Cunningham, Andrew A. and Sainsbury, A.W. and Cooper, John E. (1996) Diagnosis and treatment of a parasitic dermatitis in a laboratory colony of African clawed frogs (Xenopus laevis). Veterinary Record, 138 (26). pp. 640-642. ISSN 0042-4900. (The full text of this publication is not available from this repository)

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Abstract

A parasitic dermatitis, caused by a nematode infestation of the epidermis, was diagnosed in 11 captive African clawed frogs (Xenopus laevis) by a histological examination of the skin, Eight of the animals died or were euthanased before effective treatment with levamisole was administered, and one frog died after being treated, Secondary infection with opportunistic pathogens may have been involved in the progression of the disease.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: Q Science
Divisions: Faculties > Social Sciences > School of Anthropology and Conservation > DICE (Durrell Institute of Conservation and Ecology)
Depositing User: M.A. Ziai
Date Deposited: 14 May 2009 19:34
Last Modified: 30 Jun 2014 13:35
Resource URI: http://kar.kent.ac.uk/id/eprint/18902 (The current URI for this page, for reference purposes)
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