Is it my worst fear? YF?

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Is it my worst fear? YF?

Postby CrazyLizardMan » Thu Jul 19, 2018 2:26 pm

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During bathtime today I noticed this on my youngest beardie, Cirella. Please tell me I am paranoid & it is not YF. A vet appointment has been made for all Dragons. I am extremely concerned.
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Re: Is it my worst fear? YF?

Postby kyleena29 » Thu Jul 19, 2018 2:31 pm

Does it look crusty, scabby or anything out of the ordinary aside from the coloring? If not, it is just a coloring and nothing to worry about.
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Re: Is it my worst fear? YF?

Postby CrazyLizardMan » Thu Jul 19, 2018 3:00 pm

Yes, like a dry scabby dust on her scales. It doesn't come off with a gentle wipe.
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Re: Is it my worst fear? YF?

Postby CrazyLizardMan » Thu Jul 19, 2018 3:43 pm

I am now 100% positive, a full on yellow ring was found around her neck under her beard.
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Re: Is it my worst fear? YF?

Postby CooperDragon » Thu Jul 19, 2018 3:45 pm

If you suspect it's YF, you should bring her to a vet to have a skin sample tested to confirm.
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Re: Is it my worst fear? YF?

Postby CrazyLizardMan » Thu Jul 19, 2018 5:35 pm

Already have it planned taking her in at the beginning of next week.
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Re: Is it my worst fear? YF?

Postby CrazyLizardMan » Thu Jul 19, 2018 5:44 pm

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Re: Is it my worst fear? YF?

Postby Brittany26 » Thu Jul 19, 2018 6:53 pm

it looks like an area that is about to shed to me
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Re: Is it my worst fear? YF?

Postby CooperDragon » Thu Jul 19, 2018 6:54 pm

That just looks like natural yellow coloring to me. Maybe a ring of shed starting around the neck. If you're concerned certainly have a skin test done.
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Re: Is it my worst fear? YF?

Postby AHBD » Fri Jul 20, 2018 10:54 am

I don't see any definite signs of Y.F. As the others mentioned it looks like natural color and/or skin shedding. If you are truly concerned, have a skin scraping done by an experienced ONLY vet. Some vets are called " exotics vets " but actually treat mostly small mammals, birds and a few reptiles. They can do more harm than good in many cases. I've seen several beardie owners take the dragon to a vet that prescribes antibiotics " just in case " because they have no clue but they feel the need to prescribe something. Antibiotics are useless for Y.F. treatment, so the owner wastes their money and puts harmful meds. in the dragon for nothing.

Anyway, I think he's fine but if you have a reptile specialist nearby then have a skin scraping done.
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Re: Is it my worst fear? YF?

Postby Drache613 » Fri Jul 20, 2018 4:57 pm

Hello,

I concur! It honestly doesn't appear to be yellow fungus to me either. I think it's natural color
& pigmentation instead.
You can always get a scraping done by the vet just to be sure, but I think your dragon is just
fine. :D

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