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Old 04-12-2019, 04:50 PM
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Very skinny R reticulata. Vet saw some form of paracite egg on a fecal. He wants to treat with Panacur and Metronidazole but we do not know how to dose this frog. It is very skinny and small. Anyone know how to treat with these meds?
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I don't know, but if your vet is sending you to an internet forum for dosing instructions, you need a new vet.

The ARAV vet finder shows three exotics vets near you (within 100 miles of Foley):

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I don't know, but if your vet is sending you to an internet forum for dosing instructions, you need a new vet.
Hope the OP didn't pay for his vet's "expertise". I would expect the vet to at least reach out to a colleague who has more experience dealing with this sort of thing.
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Hope the OP didn't pay for his vet's "expertise". I would expect the vet to at least reach out to a colleague who has more experience dealing with this sort of thing.
Yes, that seems to be the standard practice.

I recently had a herp die for no apparent reason. Took it to my exotic vet for necropsy, which was inconclusive. She contacted a zoo vet in California and the local Vet School (UW Madison, which has two or three exotics vets on staff) to try to get more answers.

Those inquiries and the pathology we sent out came back negative, but she did a good amount of leg work for an animal that was already dead. We don't know all the details of the present situation, but this is true: any vet who won't even research dosing protocol for an animal for which there is hope of recovery shouldn't be practicing.
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I appreciate the replies. The vet that saw the frog is a good friend who offered to take a look at her and do a fecal for free. I recently spent a lot of money on my dog and I'm trying not to break the bank with another animal. She is alive and seems to be eating, just very few flies. I will try to get in touch with an exotics vet with dart frog experience.
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Had a sick terrib with the same symptoms as yours. My vet had some, but not extensive, experience with amphibians. She was able to utilize some colleagues at the Houston zoo for reference. She prescribed the same meds you are referring to, with dosage as recommended by her colleagues. We are now six months along and the frog has fully recovered.
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