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Snake has died. Post-mortem exam?
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Old 08-27-2021, 02:20 AM   #1
Snake has died. Post-mortem exam?

Hello. I am a 2nd yr corn snake breeder and I am experiencing several of my snakes go on what I thought was a good strike. Then I began to notice a couple have become very lethargic and began to noticeably lose weight. I then gathered two of them and took them to a reptile vet to have them looked at. Vet saw no apparent issues. She the took a fecal sample to check for internal parasites. She finally called a week later and told me the fecal sample was too small and the test was inconclusive. Which brings me to this point. While doing my daily check I opened a yearling’s enclosure and to my horror he was dead. My question is: Should I take the dead snake to the vet tomorrow for a post-mortem exam? And if so, how do I prepare the body till tomorrow’s vet visit? I need to find out what is happening before any others fall to this illness. Temp was 80 degrees, humidity 55%, aspen bedding, always clean water checked every day. Diet: 1 f/t fuzzy weekly.
Old 08-27-2021, 03:12 AM   #2
Yes, definitely. Put him in the fridge to slow decomposition, not the freezer. I'm sorry to hear you're having health issues with your snakes.

In case she doesn't see this thread, send a message to username Shiari. She knows her stuff and will be able to give you some good input.

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