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Antibiotic stewardship for reptiles

Hedley, Joanna; Whitehead, Martin; Munns, Clive; Pellett, Sarah; Abou-Zahr, Tariq; Calvo-Carrasco, Daniel


Joanna Hedley

Martin Whitehead

Clive Munns

Sarah Pellett

Tariq Abou-Zahr

Daniel Calvo-Carrasco


This review discusses the general principles underlying responsible antibiotic usage in reptiles. Very little evidence underlies antibiotic usage in reptiles, and there are no published guidelines for responsible antibiotic usage. A literature search was performed to review the evidence for bacterial involvement in the pathology of selected common diseases of reptiles, allowing the development of recommendations for responsible antibiotic treatment of those diseases.


Hedley, J., Whitehead, M., Munns, C., Pellett, S., Abou-Zahr, T., & Calvo-Carrasco, D. (2021). Antibiotic stewardship for reptiles. Journal of Small Animal Practice,

Journal Article Type Article
Acceptance Date Jun 10, 2021
Publication Date Jul 15, 2021
Deposit Date Nov 5, 2021
Publicly Available Date Jul 16, 2022
Print ISSN 0022-4510
Publisher Wiley
Peer Reviewed Peer Reviewed
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