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Sytoms : Regurgitation of last meal days after feeding, followed by loss of appetite and condition

Cryptosporidiosis is caused by a type of coccidia called Cryptosporidium. Coccidia is a single-cell protozoa, that is usually considered as parasite to the other hosts. Cryptosporidiosis has been reported in a total of 60 species of reptiles including 40 species of snakes (boids, colubrids, elapids, and viperids), 15 species of lizards (agamids, gekkonids, chamaeleonids, helodermatids, lacertids, teiids, and vacanids), five species of tortoises and turtles (testudinids chelonians).

 Further Information

Link To Article (PDF) on the subject by CINCINNATI HERPETOLOGICAL SOCIETY

Post Mortem Dissection of female leopard gecko. Article located at The African Herpetology Website. This article also has a number futher links to artciles on the subject.

 

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