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chytridiomycosis positive, advice needed
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(Note: Also cross posted to other forums)

About a week and a half ago one of my amazon milk tree frogs died very unexpectedly. Since i planned to sell any offspring from my dart frogs down the line I did what any responsible person would do and sent my frog off for a necropsy.

Yesterday I received the results and my heart sank in to my stomach as I read the frog died from chytrid. Not only did it have chytrid, but there was a high load of nematodes found during the necropsy and low levels of calcium. The chytrid level was pretty low, but still the cause for death.

I am pretty much in a state of shock right now and at the same time I am kicking myself hard.

I got my milk frogs august of last year (when I was just starting out) from what I thought to be a reliable person, i had seen him at tons of shows, he sold tons of animals to people and you can still find him at shows here to this very day, but what did not turn me off was the fact he did not have any contact info and now I could just scream.

I've spent the majority of last night re-reading everything I ever have on chytrid and have even looked at some newer articles on the fungus.

However I still have some unanswered questions.

1.) Some sites say to throw away all plants, some do not. What is really correct? I would like to if possible at least spare my miniature orchids, if this is not possible, do I still need to throw away any plants which were never used in frog enclosures?

2.) I have tadpoles in the water right now , how possible is it that they will have this?

3.) I have my milk frogs and auratus in my bedroom, what are the chances the chytrid have passed to my livingroom which contains the rest of my collection? ---- Little background, I have always sterilized all of my tools after each use and washed my hands as if it were a religion after going in and out of each tank.

4.) What are the chances this is ever really fully cured?

5.) Many say that chytrid only affects amphibians, but is there any chance my klemmeri could get this?

6.) Can the nematodes found in the frogs affect any other animals in this house? (Cats, Ferrets, Gecko, Humans)

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In closing I will be meeting with the vet today to pickup all the materials to treat my entire collection and will be sending off swabs on all other frogs just to be on the safe side.
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#2
There's a treatment journal on the other board by user "Nish", do an advanced search for threads started by him with chytrid in it and you'll find it - keep us updated
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ChrisK Wrote:There's a treatment journal on the other board by user "Nish", do an advanced search for threads started by him with chytrid in it and you'll find it - keep us updated

Thanks will look for it!
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Just wanted to come by and update this thread. All frogs which managed to survive treatment are 100% chytrid free for several months now. Smile
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