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Salmonella and Reptiles: Veterinary Guidelines

Posted on May 23, 2016


Veterinarians who treat reptiles should be aware of the following information and recommendations concerning reptiles and Salmonella spp. Salmonella spp. carriage appears to be highly prevalent in reptiles. Reptiles should be considered to be nonclinical carriers of Salmonella spp. The organism is intermittently or continuously shed in their feces and, if ingested by humans, may […]

Salmonella Bacteria and Reptiles

Posted on May 23, 2016


Most, if not all, reptiles carry Salmonella bacteria in their intestinal tract and intermittently or continuously shed these bacteria in their feces. Salmonella bacteria usually do not cause any illness in reptiles, but can cause serious illness in people. Salmonella bacteria are easily spread from reptiles to humans. Humans may become infected when they place […]

ARAV Position on Feral and Free-Roaming Domestic Cats

Posted on May 23, 2016


The issue of feral and free-roaming domestic cats is an important and sometimes divisive topic among many animal care and wildlife professionals, including veterinarians, conservation organizations, and animal welfare groups. There are many reported negative effects of feral and free-roaming domestic cats, such as effects on wildlife populations and disease transmission to animals and people, […]

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