>X-Sender: gordonr at mail.cc.umanitoba.ca>Date: Tue, 6 Apr 1999 11:17:07 -0500
>To: amphibiandecline at ucdavis.edu>From: Richard Gordon <gordonr at cc.UManitoba.CA>
>Subject: RE: eye desease in captive frogs/students as vectors
>Reply-To: amphibiandecline at ucdavis.edu>Sender: owner-amphibiandecline at ucdavis.edu>>Dear Stan,
>We have had fungal infections of our axolotls that we attributed to medical
>students as vectors, bringing over new strains from our teaching hospital.
>Such students must now wash their hands before handling axolotls.
>>>In case anyone was wondering what happened with the eye desease problem I
>>reported having with our captive frogs, I do have a progress report. We
>>have been dipping the frogs in water containing a mixture of penicillin and
>>streptomycin, and the problem is going away. I think it is almost
>>certainly bacterial. I was puzzled by the fact that it was showing up in
>>both our Rana (which are kept in a lab with fluorescent room lights) and in
>>our Xenopus which are kept in a greenhouse. It should not have been a
>>puzzle since we have one studnet who takes care of both, and she was
>>probably cross-contaminating them! Once we were alerted to the problem we
>>have had no more deaths, and the cloudy eyes are clearing up. If anyone is
>>interested I can send the exact amounts of P/S (but not right now because I
>>have to get home).
>>>>Thanks to all who responded with various suggestions.
>>Department of Biology
>>Oneonta, NY 13820
>>>Dr. Richard Gordon, Radiology, U. Manitoba, HSC, 820 Sherbrook Street,
>Winnipeg R3A 1R9 Canada, Phone: (204) 789-3828, fax: (204)
>787-2080/forthcoming book: The Hierarchical Genome & Differentiation Waves:
>Novel Unification of Development, Genetics & Evolution:
Dr. Richard Gordon, Radiology, U. Manitoba, HSC, 820 Sherbrook Street,
Winnipeg R3A 1R9 Canada, Phone: (204) 789-3828, fax: (204)
787-2080/forthcoming book: The Hierarchical Genome & Differentiation Waves:
Novel Unification of Development, Genetics & Evolution: