Advice regarding atadenovirus

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Advice regarding atadenovirus

Postby Khaleesii » Thu Oct 18, 2018 8:33 pm

I recently took in a rescue and the vet has sadly informed me that he has atadenovirus. I have had multiple lizards but have no experience with this so hoping to get some advice. He is around 1.5 years old and is very active and eats very well. He does also have pinworms and coccadia which Im currently treating (vet prescribed meds).

My problem now is that I have 2 other lizards. They are in another room of the house and are never in contact but I worry about cross contamination on my hands etc if I forget even once not to wash my hands. I am considering rehoming this sweet boy to a home with no other reptiles.

Any thoughts on this? Has anyone had experience with this virus? Many thanks in advance this will be a hard decision :(
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Re: Advice regarding atadenovirus

Postby kingofnobbys » Thu Oct 18, 2018 9:43 pm

do not breed it , keep it quaranteened for the duration of it's life …. use F10 HANDWIPES after handing the infected / infectious reptile .... there is no cure for atadenovirus.
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Re: Advice regarding atadenovirus

Postby Drache613 » Sun Oct 21, 2018 7:20 am


Using the F10 cleaner for cleaning & always washing your hands is a must. It can spread on
particles like carpet, etc too. Bleach of a 1:10 parts solution is highly effective of killing it
I have been working towards eradicating it, & has been time consuming. I have not had too
many clients try it yet, but have successfully cleared it out of both of our dragons. They have
both gotten 4 negative tests now, but I will continue to test them now, ever 5-6 months to be
If you decide to keep him, the most important thing to remember is to always keep him a bit
warmer overnight in the tank, usually around 80 is good. Boosting the immune system is key
to keeping them healthy. Things like bee pollen, milk thistle or serrapeptase or both, plenty
of hydration & optimal calcium levels will do wonders for them.

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