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Reptiles of Australia

Australian Herpetology Website (Reptiles and Amphibians)

Covering Snakes and Lizards, Crocodiles ,Turtles,and Amphibians, including Colubrid snakes, Pythons, Elapids (called Cobras or Coral Snakes in some countries), Sea Snakes, File Snakes, Blind (or Worm) Snakes, Sea Turtles, Freshwater Turtles (or Tortoises) Dragon Lizards (Agamas), Geckos, Legless Lizards Monitor Lizards (often called Goannas in Australia), Skinks and other Reptile species.


IBD - Boid Inclusion Body Disease & Snake Arenavirus

WELCOME TO THE IBD (Boid Inclusion Body Disease)

John Fowler & Rachel Barnes

Boid Inclusion Body Disease also referred to as IBD or BIBD mainly affects Boas and Pythons, and is always eventually fatal in pythons.
There is no known cure.
Exotic (to Australia) reptiles, and snake mite are often implicated in the spread of the disease.
The disease has been found in the wild as well as captivity in Australia and is possibly widespread.
To combat the spread of this disease it is important to quarantine any new reptiles to ensure they are not infected with mite.
Pythons should be quarantined for 6 months
Note that Boas may carry the disease without showing symptoms.
Snake Arenavirus is closely linked to IBD


Inclusion Body Disease (IBD) and the discovery of Snake Arenavirus
Derisi Lab

Inclusion Body Disease (IBD) in Pythons:
a Reminder of the Importance of Quarantine
Brian Bush


Symptoms for Inclusion Body Disease in Snakes
Reptile Channel

Boid Inclusion Body Disease
DeAnn Schott
(Herp Care Collection)

Inclusion Body Disease
Melissa Kaplan
(Herp Care Collection)

Inclusion Body Disease
By Melissa Kaplan

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Sunshine Virus
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