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  1. Lizards
    I want to buy a new leopard gecko.However we all know that reptiles carry salmonella.Can I let my gecko walk on my desk and shirt or is it too risky, because i can become sick?
  2. Snakes
    Ok, a quick read online and you'd be forgiven for believing that keeping reptiles will definitely give you and everyone you love salmonella. So i'd like to know if anyone has ever caught salmonella from their collection or have ever even heard of anyone catching it. I'll start the thread -...
  3. Lizards
    Hello everyone, I have already posted this thread in snakes chat on this forum but I need lizards keepers answers too. I come from France and I am currently a visiting student at Cranfield University where I study the transfer of bacteria from reptiles (snakes and lizards) to humans. My...
  4. Snakes
    Hello everyone, I come from France and I am currently a visiting student at Cranfield University where I study the transfer of bacteria from reptiles (snakes and lizards) to humans. As many of you will be aware, there is some debate about microbiological safety in keeping reptiles. The aim of...
  5. Snakes
    I was just looking it up and thought this might be useful. To some of you, this may just state the obvious, but for others it will be much needed as I don't hear stuff about Salmonella being told to first-time owners much anymore. As an emetaphobe, the part about surfaces reptiles have...
  6. Snakes
    Hi, I know the Salmonella thread keeps coming up, but most of what I've seen seems to be with an emphasis on reptiles and people. I'm nursing a very poorly puppy at the moment (beautiful 4 month old Staff called Charlie). From the symptoms, it *could* be a salmonella infection. Or it *could*...
  7. Lizards
    Hoping for some clarification on this really. I was under the impression that reptiles carried salmonella in their digestive tract, like we have E coli. However, today i was told by one person they have it in their glands, so it's in their saliva, and also that it's on their skin?! (It was an...
  8. Snakes
    I just saw an old thread on another forum with a salmonella poll and haven't seen much on the subject over here. I know it's like the albatross around the neck for rep owners, but just wondered if anyone has had it or whatever? I've also heard many conflicting things about it - some reports say...
  9. Lizards
    Where does everyone dispose of there beardies poo? May sound like a stupid question but i'm not too sure. The toilet is the obvious one but was concered about salmonella germs etc. :s
  10. Lizards
    Hello everyone! I was just curious about us humans getting salmonella from bearded dragons. Does anyone know the chances? I am 14 and live with my 18 year old sister and 70 year old Grandparents. We are all pretty healthy and they wouldn't want to go near him anyway. Thanks in advance!
  11. Lizards
    Can anyone tell me what these are and if they are more/less dangerous to humans? Salmonella POSITIVE Confirmed Salmonella species Serotype 58:LZ13,Z28:Z6 Subgenus II Serogroup 58 SENSITIVITIES...
  12. Lizards
    Hey all, firstly I must apologise for my recent absence. I have been having quite a lot of trouble with my new Chuckwalla Pepper. Basically when I got him I did a full faecal test like I do with all my animals which came back like this: --- MICROBIOLOGY Culture...
  13. Snakes
    I have a severe immune condition , and am very cautious with my reps, Ive never had a big snake really , but have a baby carpet when they are adults, do they slither in their crap or do they stay away from that area untill its cleaned (eg if it craps in morning and i come home that evening...
  14. Snakes
    Hi folks.... just picked this up off a thread where someone had spent 3 days in hospital with salmonella poisoning that may possibly have been picked up through her reptiles. Point I'm trying to bring to people's attention on this thread is more about the use of anti bacterial hand rub...
  15. General Herp Chat
    .....and i've just found out it was down to a severe salmonella infection, I've just had a phone call from the local health authority and through a series of questions it was determind that my infection most likely came from the reptiles. so yes it is unlikely to happen, but it DOES happen, and...
  16. Hobby Issues & Information
    Not sure if ths is the right place to post this? Please can a mod move it if not :2thumb: I've been told by my vet that my sick beardie has a slightly higher than usual amount of salmonella in his poop, vet says not to panic and I've got antibiotics for him, so hopefully all will be well. But...
  17. Lizards
    I have read in one of my gecko books that all reptiles carry salmonella. It advises that anyone with children under 5, the elderly or persons with weekend immune systems should not keep reptiles. I have a daughter who is a little over 1yr and so am concerned to if i am doing the right thing...
  18. Shelled - Turtles & Tortoise
    Hey you guys!:flrt: So, I'm just wondering - the salmonella threat I'm reading about with turtles, is that actually real or is it more like "if a dog bites you you will need to have a rabies vaccine, because he will most probably have rabies even though he has no signs of it"? :P I have been...
  19. Lizards
    i sent a poo sample off to pals, i have just phoned them to see when i should get the results, i was told that my beardie may have salmonella, but wont be confirmed until tomorrow, as they have to do something else to make sure it is that. does anyone know if this can be treated. thanks
  20. General Herp Chat
    Hi, My name is Eryn and I study the BTEC National Diploma in Animal Management. For my scientific investigation unit I am doing a project reviewing the risk of salmonella transmission from reptile species. Using skin swabs (and potentially saliva and faecal swabs later on), I will be...
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