|# Posted: 7 Aug 2008 06:15 · Edited by: Steven Busch
Chytrid is among us. It is extremely prevalent in the captive bred amphibian market.
A treatment has been found that does work and is readily available. This treatment has been tested under lab conditions with frogs being infected on purpose to test the Lamisil treatment. The frogs were tested several times to be sure of the cure as well as follow-up testing to be sure there was no reinfection after the treatment. Thank you Chris Rombough and Jay Bowerman of Oregon for your work.
The treatment: 10 squirts of Lamisil AT 1% spray (available where athletes foot medicines are sold) in 200ml of frog safe water. . Soak your frog for 5 minutes per day for 10 days. Be sure the entire frog gets covered with the solution.
House the animals in a temporary container, such as plastic shoe boxes, cleaned and sterilized before putting back into the setup after each treatment.....remember each time.
The original housing must be completely sterilized before the treated animal is reintroduced. ALL soil, plants everything must be sterilized or your animal will just get re-infected.
Surfaces that are completely dry for at least 24 hours should be safe. Absorbent materials need additional attention.
Soil can be heated to 200 degrees for 1 hour and be safe to reuse. Be sure to not burn down the house.
Plants can be soaked in a 1 cup of bleach to 1 gallon of water solution. Some plants will not like this and will die. Most survive and tolerate this treatment.
Wood must be completely dried. It can be heated to 150 degrees for 1 hour.
Aquatic frogs, ones that live in water as well as tadpoles can also be treated. Mix a 5 squirts to 200 ML solution. Make as much at this ratio as needed so that your tadpoles or frog can live in it. The solution and frog or tadpole live in the solution full time. Completely change the solution every 3 days doing this three times (9 days).
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