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Sepia plangon health problems and treatments

Kerrie

Larval Mass
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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
 

neurobadger

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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.
 

Kerrie

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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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