THE condition of a reptile's skin reflects the animal's general health and is frequently an indicator of the condition of its captive environment. Skin disease in reptiles is often a result of inadequate or inappropriate husbandry that has led to secondary infection. Hence, it is important to obtain a good clinical history that includes husbandry details. This article describes various common dermatoses that affect reptiles and gives some guidance on possible treatments.
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