- Beardie name(s)
If he doesn't seem to be suffering as a result of the infection I would be reluctant to treat as well. Especially if the vet wasn't able to give me a specific risks about the the progression of the infection.The only articles I found on this species of bugs in beardies, were articles about it causing pharyngitis? If this were the case, with a sore throat, he wouldn't be eating like the piglet he is.
I am still stumped.
Thank you for searching articles about this.
At this point, I feel like I may need to leave well enough alone.
That said if I'd already went through a round of treatment like you did I would be curious to see what effect it had on the infection. Whether or not it's worth whatever a fecal exam would cost or the possibility you'll feel pressured to take additional action is up to you. Remember ultimately you make the decisions on whether to treat your animal.
I come from the aquatics hobby and very well informed people would make polar opposite decisions on care.
Some would treat prophylacticaly with broadband antibiotics periodically and every time new stock was introduced. Some would almost never use antibiotics even for severe outbreaks and utilize methods like tempature management and herbal remedies like garlic. (Please don't use garlic for your Dragon, I have no idea if it has any of the benefits it does for fish and for all I know it's toxic)
You are obviously working very hard to do the right things for the creature in your care, and you have every right to make these decisions. I wish you and your Dragon the best regardless of how you choose to proceed.