Sepia plangon health problems and treatments

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  1. Kerrie

    Kerrie Larval Mass Registered

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    Hi guys,

    I am doing an assignment on the health aspects of keeping cuttlefish (specifically Sepia plangon) in captivity. The headings are:
    1/ Daily Health Checks
    2/ Detailed Physical Examination (using physical restraint)
    3/ Routine Treatments (parasite treatments etc - not sure if this is even done, the assignment is quite general and aimed more so at terrestrial animals)
    4/ Known health problems and treatments

    It seems that secondary bacterial infections are the main problem after a but burn incident. Is there any information that members know of that could be helpful???

    Thanks,
    Kerrie
     
  2. neurobadger

    neurobadger Vampyroteuthis Registered

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    What level of education is this for?

    If you have access to Wiley Online Library, look for the chapter of Invertebrate Medicine on cephalopods. I can send the chapter to you if you can't find it.
     
  3. Kerrie

    Kerrie Larval Mass Registered

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    Hi neurobadger,

    I am studying Captive Animals. This is a TAFE qualification for students wishing to become zoo keepers or aquarists. I'm not sure what level this equates to in the states. I don't have access to Wiley Online Library. I have found a few helpful books, but as I'm sure you can imagine there is very little info out there on these topics compaired to terrestrial animals.

    I read an online sample version of Invertebrate Medicine by Gregory Lewbart. Looks very helpful. If you could send that chapter I would really appreciate it.

    Thanks,
    Kerrie
     

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