First documented case of snake fungal disease in a free-ranging wild snake in Louisiana

Southeastern Naturalist
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Abstract

Snake fungal disease (SFD) is a recently documented mycotic disease characterized by scabs or crusty scales, subcutaneous nodules, abnormal molting, cloudiness of the eyes (not associated with molting), and localized thickening or crusting of the skin. SFD has been documented in many species in the Eastern and Midwestern United States within the last decade. SFD has proven lethal in many snakes, and the disease is recognized as an emerging threat to wild snake populations. Here, we describe the first documented case of SFD in Louisiana in a free-ranging wild snake.

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Publication type Article
Publication Subtype Journal Article
Title First documented case of snake fungal disease in a free-ranging wild snake in Louisiana
Series title Southeastern Naturalist
Volume 15
Issue 1
Year Published 2016
Language English
Publisher Eagle Hill Publications
Contributing office(s) National Wetlands Research Center
Description 3 p.
First page 4
Last page 6
Country United States
State Louisiana
Other Geospatial Cypress Island Preserve, Lake Martin
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