Develop your knowledge and understanding of pneumonia in reptiles. This is a one-part course that can also be taken as part of the Lower respiratory tract disease disorders course bundle.
This module looks at pathogenesis, diagnosis, treatment, and outcomes of pneumonia in reptiles, including:
Cause – bacterial, viral, fungal (sometimes concurrently).
Signs – dyspnea, increased respiratory rate, open-mouth breathing, increased abdominal effort, nasal discharge.
Diagnosis – computed tomography, radiography, transtracheal lavage/percutaneous lung wash, endoscopy, hematology, biochemistry.
Treatment – antimicrobials in cases of bacterial infection, nebulization, fluid/nutritional support.
Prognosis – guarded to poor in advanced cases.
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: