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Old 04-19-2003, 08:29 PM   #1
CheriS
Yellow Fungus - possible cause in BD

We have just finished compiling 18 months of data regarding several types of fungi that seem to be affecting bearded dragons from multiple case studies and written a summary.

In many cases the same fungus was found and what we believe what may be the cause of it.

The link to the article: Yellow Fungus - Possible Cause and Effects

One type still eludes us as it is particularly deadly and although we also found this one in bearded dragons that had previous treatments with medications, that we think are causing the other fungal problems, without credible research on that one we can not say that the catalyst exist in their natural fauna like the other fungi. That one is Chrysosporium anamorph of Nannizziopsis vriesii, but there is a researcher also working with it and hopefully he will have more information soon. From what we are reading in the data, this one appears it may be originating in soil.
 
Old 05-01-2006, 09:39 PM   #2
Rebel Dragons
Bump.....

I was emailed a few pictures this morning that brought this topic back to my attention.

I think EVERYONE should read this article.
 
Old 05-02-2006, 01:28 AM   #3
CheriS
Mike, that article has been update with more info since I first worte it back then.

Fortunately, this disease(s) has declined in the past 2 years now. Although the yeast type not only are easy to clear, now owners can reduce to possibility of their dragons getting it if they administer probiotics when using antibiotics on them.

The one type that is the mold fungus, continues to be very tough to treat. The oral meds available are just so harsh on the dragon's kidneys, they often are causing more damage than cure, so only used if it is felt the dragon will be terminal without them.

There is some promise and decent results coming from using grapefruit Seed extract in cleaning it. info on that can be found on beautifuldragons.com
 

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