Salmonella

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Salmonella

Postby sdny96 » Mon Sep 12, 2011 5:11 pm

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Our 3 month old Beardie's fecal test results just came in....positive for salmonella. Is this rather common? Should I be overly concerned? Her health and appetite are back to normal, but we have 3 small children. Anyone else have the same case?
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Re: Salmonella

Postby Beardednoob » Mon Sep 12, 2011 7:17 pm

All dragons naturally carry salmonella, it is usually in low levels though. You will always need to wash hands after handling a dragon due to this.
If the levels are high you can use Bene-Bac to help restore the balance of beneficial gut flora.
I use bene-bac gel for bird/reptile use, place a dab on the dragons snout, let em lick it off. :wink:
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Re: Salmonella

Postby mikimom07 » Thu Nov 10, 2011 10:10 pm

I would be careful around small children. My 7 month old baby got salmonella from my beardies. We wash our hands after handling but we can only assume she got it because of them climbing on us or on the floor and couches. Or cleaning them and their things in the kitchen sink. After her being in the hospital for a week we bleached everything and now we dont them walk around and we bath them in specified dishes and clean their things in the laundry room sink and then bleach that out after. It was a nightmare and the scariest thing to go thru. 105 fevers for 10 days straight and vomiting and diarrhea which caused dehydration. We are EXTRA cautious niw. We had dont ever want to go thru that again.
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Re: Salmonella

Postby rdoyle » Tue Dec 06, 2011 2:43 am

Not only dragon have salmonella also Chicken and chicken eggs also.
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Re: Salmonella

Postby MissT » Tue Dec 06, 2011 7:04 am

I have had 2 that tested positive for salmonella in a fecal. One was not doing well so we did treat it with antibiotics and the next test came back clean. Our other dragon has it now. She is fine though, so I'm not too bothered. As long as you are practicing good hygiene with your kids then there should not be a problem.
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