YF:Voriconizole

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YF:Voriconizole

Postby sukasmomma » Wed Jan 27, 2021 12:15 pm

Hey friends!

My vet thinks my baby boy has YF (she’s like 80% sure). She’s given us a couple options and we have decided to start him on Voricozanal (I suck as spelling) and betadine baths. But DANG this stuff is PRICEY!!! I was wondering if anyone has any personal anecdotes or experience with it? What’s it’s shelf life like? Is it worth the price? We’re still getting a lot of details via email from our vet but I figured I might-as-well ask on here.


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Re: YF:Voriconizole

Postby AHBD » Wed Jan 27, 2021 1:01 pm

Oh , sorry to hear this. :( Did the vet just make a visual diagnosis or a skin scrape to check under a microscope ? Post some pics here, some of us are very good at visual I.D.
You'd be surprised at how many vets think that natural yellow + orange color is Y.F., so just to be sure post some pics here.
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Re: YF:Voriconizole

Postby sukasmomma » Wed Jan 27, 2021 3:05 pm

Thanks for the response!


She’s only done a visual. She said we could do a biopsy for confirmation but with how little he is, what it looks like, and how pricey it is we’re leaning towards just going forward with the meds. The biopsy would have to be sent to Florida (I’m in Alberta, Canada).


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Re: YF:Voriconizole

Postby sukasmomma » Wed Jan 27, 2021 3:05 pm

I just realized the last photo doesn’t show it well but he’s also got a dime sized yellow section growing on his throat.
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Re: YF:Voriconizole

Postby AHBD » Wed Jan 27, 2021 3:19 pm

I don't see anything, is there something near his eye ? There's no Y.F at all on his throat. Try to get closer pics of the areas you're worried about. I do see the tiny spot under his mouth but there's no resemblance to Y.F. right now.
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Re: YF:Voriconizole

Postby CooperDragon » Wed Jan 27, 2021 6:08 pm

I agree based on the photos I don't see signs of YF. It does look like he's about to shed along his beard and jaw. The dull, waxy areas indicate an oncoming shed rather than illness as far as I can tell. If you provide closer photos of the areas you're concerned with, we can take another look though as mentioned.
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Re: YF:Voriconizole

Postby Drache613 » Thu Jan 28, 2021 1:44 am

Hello,

I totally agree, based on the pictures, I don't see any evidence of Yellow fungus either.
It is most likely just some old, dry skin that will eventually shed off.
Voriconazole is relatively pricey but honestly I don't think your dragon needs that.

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Re: YF:Voriconizole

Postby sukasmomma » Sat Jan 30, 2021 2:12 pm

Apologies for the delay on some better images, and I’ve been working and my boyfriend is terrible at getting a good pic..


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Re: YF:Voriconizole

Postby sukasmomma » Sat Jan 30, 2021 2:13 pm

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