Ophidiomyces ophiodiicola dermatitis in eight free-ranging timber rattlesnakes (Crotalus horridus) from Massachusetts.

@article{McBride2015OphidiomycesOD,
  title={Ophidiomyces ophiodiicola dermatitis in eight free-ranging timber rattlesnakes (Crotalus horridus) from Massachusetts.},
  author={Michael P McBride and Kimberlee B Wojick and Timothy A Georoff and Jason Kimbro and Michael M. Garner and Xiaoling Wang and April L Childress and James F X Wellehan},
  journal={Journal of zoo and wildlife medicine : official publication of the American Association of Zoo Veterinarians},
  year={2015},
  volume={46 1},
  pages={86-94}
}
Eight free-ranging timber rattlesnakes (Crotalus horridus) from two geographically isolated Massachusetts populations were observed with skin lesions located primarily on the head but occasionally also on the lateral and ventral surfaces of the body. The snakes underwent health assessments that included physical examination, clinical pathology, full body radiographs, and full thickness biopsies of skin lesions. Each snake had fungal elements present histologically in tissue sections from skin… CONTINUE READING

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