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Early signs of pneumonia in reptiles are commonly missed. Cases are often advanced and progressed before presentation to a veterinarian. By this stage, reptiles may have decompensated and be showing severe respiratory signs. Prognosis is usually guarded to poor in advanced cases.

Written by Tom Dutton BVM&S CertAVP(ZooMed) DipECZM(avian) MRCVS
Reviewed by Robert Johnson BVSc MACVSc CertZooMed BA

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Adenovirus infection

A condition in guinea pigs caused by infection with adenovirus, resulting in necrotizing bronchitis, bronchiolitis, pneumonitis and pneumonia. Signs may be asymptomatic. Respiratory disease with dyspnea, coughing. Prognosis is usually grave in clinically affected animals.

Written by Cathy Johnson-Delaney DVM
Reviewed by Anna Meredith MA VetMB CertLAS DipECZM DZooMed(Mammalian) PhD FRCVS

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Aleutian disease

Aleutian disease in ferrets is a chronic wasting disease with hypergammaglobulinemia. Signs of disease include T-splenic enlargement with lymphadenopathy; nervous system signs include posterior paresis and ataxia with paraplegia or hemiplegia; there may be fecal and/or urinary incontinence with paraplegia; weight loss, inappetance, lethargy; pallor.

Written by Cathy Johnson-Delaney DVM
Reviewed by Joerg Mayer DVM MS DipABVP(ECM) DipECZM DipACZM

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