Author: Wendy Dox

Salmonella Germs in Reptiles and Amphibians: For Pet Owners

Posted on November 14, 2018

Reptiles and amphibians often carry Salmonella germs in their intestinal tracts and shed these germs in their feces, which can contaminate the reptile or amphibian’s skin, water and objects in their environment. Salmonella germs usually do not cause illness in reptiles, but can easily spread from reptiles and amphibians to humans and cause serious illness […]

Salmonella in Reptiles and Amphibians: Veterinary Guidelines

Posted on November 14, 2018

Veterinarians caring for reptiles and amphibians play an important role in informing clients about salmonellosis and advising them on precautions for reducing the risk of acquiring Salmonella infection from reptiles and amphibians. Veterinarians should be aware of the following information and recommendations concerning reptiles, amphibians, and Salmonella. Any human illness of salmonellosis acquired from a […]