Ecdysis and Dysecdysis
Develop your knowledge and understanding of ecdysis and dysecdysis in reptiles. This is a one-part course that can also be taken as part of the Reptile skin conditions course bundle.
This module looks at pathogenesis, diagnosis, treatment and outcomes of ecdysis and dysecdysis in reptiles, including:
- Cause – dehydration, skin infection, skin wounds, burns, scars, ectparasitism, poor or unbalanced diet, suboptimal husbandry and environmental temperatures, stress, metabolic issues.
- Signs – snakes shedding in pieces, retained sheds in lizards/chelonian. Terrapins not shedding their scutes properly.
- Diagnosis – physical examination.
- Treatment – improve husbandry and diet, rehydration, treat underlying disease/skin infection, ectoparasites treatment and control.
- Prognosis – fair to good.
Support and Resources
This online module includes an e-Book with content from Vetstream's Vetlexicon Exotis (reptiles) followed by a quiz leading to a personalized certificate. Written by some of the world's leading veterinarians, ensuring accuracy and depth of content.
This course was written and peer reviewed by:
- Robert Johnson
- Nathalie Wissink-Argilaga
- Livia Benato