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McBride M.P.,Roger Williams Park Zoo | Wojick K.B.,Roger Williams Park Zoo | Georoff T.A.,Roger Williams Park Zoo | Kimbro J.,IDEXX Laboratories | And 4 more authors.
Journal of Zoo and Wildlife Medicine | Year: 2015

Eight free-ranging timber rattlesnakes (Crotalus horridus) from two geographically isolated Massachusetts populations were observed with skin lesions located primarily on the head but occasionally also on the lateral and ventral surfaces of the body. The snakes underwent health assessments that included physical examination, clinical pathology, full body radiographs, and full thickness biopsies of skin lesions. Each snake had fungal elements present histologically in tissue sections from skin lesions. Ophidiomyces ophiodiicola was identified from skin lesions using polymerase chain reaction in all eight snakes. Copyright 2015 by American Association of Zoo Veterinarians. Source


McBride M.,Roger Williams Park Zoo | Cullion C.,Roger Williams Park Zoo
Journal of Zoo and Wildlife Medicine | Year: 2010

A 3-yr-old, female captive golden lion tamarin (Leontopithecus rosalia) developed an abscess initially within the oral cavity that progressed to the cheek. Treatment with amoxicillin/clavulanic acid, enrofloxacin, and sulfamethoxizole/trimethoprim resulted in temporary resolution of the abscess. Cultures from the abscess included Escherichia coli, Enterobacter cloacae, hemolytic Staphylococcus, and Serratia marcescens. Histopathology was consistent with chronic cellulitis. Ceftazidime mixed with a thermoreversable polymer gel was surgically placed in the wound to provide long-term local antibiotic therapy. This provided complete resolution of infection without the need for additional surgical procedures. © 2010 American Association of Zoo Veterinarians. Source

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