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Monday, June 19, 2006

Lizzard skin burn

The lizzard had an enclosure with no place for the lizzard to escape the heat lamp, so its entire body was burned.
During its shed, one should always ensure that the legs and eyes shed properly, as any excess skin on its limbs will cause tissue constriction and thereafter tissue hypoxia.
Lizzards with out vision are unable to view their feed, and will therefore not eat.
Proper treatment therefore consists of superficial tissue removal and Silvadene cream in this case.


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