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KaptainGasmask
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# Posted: 26 Aug 2010 05:44


Hey guys.

a few months ago, I showed pictures of Fran, and he had a bump on his arse that eventually looked like it popped and healed up.

Now, several months later, he has one again on his side.

does anyone know what it may be?

KaptainGasmask
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# Posted: 26 Aug 2010 05:47


Oh, I just found a response from Ed from the last time this happened.

"I was asking as one of the problems I've seen at work with long term captive (and cb) whites (in some cases as long as eight years on exhibit) are the formation on the back of lumps that contain encysted tapeworms. These cysts get bigger and on occasion if not surgically resolved will spontaneously drain but this does not remove the tape worm resulting in a reformation of the cyst.
The frog is not the end host of the tapeworm so it moves into the tissues and encysts there in the hopes that the final host will eat the frog and it can complete it's life cycle.
In some cases this was linked to the occasional roach or other insect that got into the enclosure with the frog or other feeders destined for the frogs.

Ed"

So, if that's the case, what should I do? Unfortunately I'm far north and I have no vets that will look at my frogs. Fran doesn't seem to have any issues and acts as normal.


Thoughts?

Andry
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# Posted: 26 Aug 2010 13:28


I would e-mail Dr. Frye and see if he has a remedy to resolve this problem.


Andry ~ I am a lady.
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IgbyKibbits
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# Posted: 30 Aug 2010 06:36


Any updates? I hope he's doing okay!

KaptainGasmask
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# Posted: 4 Oct 2010 04:28


Update:

Fran hasn't seemed to have changed at all. The bump is still there and it seems to be slightly larger. It seems to have gotten Harder, actually.

Sorry for the late response, I've been without internet. Here are some pictures to show what I'm talking about.







thefrogwoman
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# Posted: 4 Oct 2010 04:36


aww poor guy! how is he otherwise? his activity level and eating?


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KaptainGasmask
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# Posted: 4 Oct 2010 04:44


Fran seems to act fine. He's still green all the time and has no trouble eating. That's the part that confuses me.

KaptainGasmask
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# Posted: 4 Oct 2010 14:17


I have Contacted Dr.Frye and his response was that he could not legally help me because I an not in the US.

He also said that he's have to personally see the frog to actually say what it is.


What should I do?

thefrogwoman
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# Posted: 4 Oct 2010 21:27


that's tough. are there any herp vets near you?


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thefrogwoman
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# Posted: 4 Oct 2010 21:28


oh sorry i just read your earlier post. all i can say is treat for chytrid


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KaptainGasmask
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# Posted: 5 Oct 2010 01:21


Now how do I do that?

thefrogwoman
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# Posted: 5 Oct 2010 04:34


http://talkto.thefrog.org/index.php?action=vthread &forum=4&topic=16811


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KaptainGasmask
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# Posted: 20 Oct 2010 01:23


Fran has not Naturally gotten any better and I shall be starting the Lamisil treatment with her soon. The issue seems to not be contagious as the other frogs have not shown any signs [Yet].


Aside from that, if it doesn't work, What's the chance of me needing the Lance the frog? Fran has not shown a change in personality as of yet, which I believe is good news.


Could it also be fluid retention from lack of Calcium?

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