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A splendid tree frog with edema syndrome and intestinal adenocarcinoma

Vaughan, R.J.ORCID: 0000-0001-7609-9818, Vitali, S.D., Payne, K.L. and Eden, P.A. (2006) A splendid tree frog with edema syndrome and intestinal adenocarcinoma. Veterinary Clinics of North America: Exotic Animal Practice, 9 (3). pp. 583-587.

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A splendid tree frog (Pelodryas splendida) presented with subcutaneous edema extending along its dorsum from head to vent, which resolved with improvement of ambient temperature and humidity conditions in its enclosure. Four months later, this same frog presented in a moribund state with intracoelomic fluid accumulation. An intestinal adenocarcinoma, a rarely reported neoplasm in amphibians, was diagnosed post mortem. Neoplasia is one of a number of causes of edema syndrome, which is a nonspecific response to disease and debility in anurans.

Item Type: Journal Article
Publisher: W.B. Saunders Ltd
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