Atlanta, Ga. — Officials from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention are warning consumers and veterinarians to be cautious about buying African dwarf frogs from a California breeding facility.
The Class Reptilia consists of over 6,500 species, but only a few dozen species are likely to be encountered with any regularity in general practice. The diversity within the Class Reptilia necessitates the description of generalities.
Diagnosing disease in reptiles can be a challenge for even the most experienced veterinarian. The clinical signs exhibited by these ectotherms are often subtle and physical findings are seldom pathognomonic.