Amphibian Disease Homepage

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The aim of this site is to provide high quality information on diseases of amphibians, with a focus on diseases of significance in wild populations.  We aim to collate global amphibian disease resources and up-to-date information, particularly related to chytridiomycosis and amphibian declines.  The site includes scientific publications, management plans and applied protocols useful to researchers, managers, students and the public.  

The Amphibian Disease Home Page was originally created and maintained by Dr Rick Speare at James Cook University in Townsville, Queensland, Australia.  In Dr Speare’s retirement, and at his request, the Registry has endeavoured to update and maintain this page.

If you have any requests relating to the content of this page, or any scientific resources that you believe would be useful to the amphibian health community, please do not hesitate to contact us via the contacts link at the top of this page.

The history of Chytrid discovery in Australia (1993-1999)

AMPHIBIAN DISEASES

Berger L and Green DE 2012 Amphibian Diseases. In Wildlife Pathology Short Course, Camden, Sydney. Pp 26-48. TCSA

Amphibian Mucormycosis

Ranaviruses in Amphibians

Chytridiomycosis in Amphibians

Other Diseases of Amphibians

Attachment 1: Diagnosis of Chytrid by Histologic Examination

Attachment 2: Culture methods for Bd

Attachment 3: Isolating Bd from Frog Skin

Attachment 4a: Chytrid TAP (report)

Attachment 4b: Chytrid TAP (background)

QUARANTINE AND CONTROL

Quarantine and Control Strategies for Diseases in Wild and Captive Amphibians

Attachment 5a: Daszak 2001 Guidelines for translocation of amphibians

Attachment 5b: Lynch 2001 Amphibian Quarantine Protocols (Melbourne Zoo)

 

WHAT TO DO WITH ILL OR DEAD FROGS

What to do with ill or dead frogs

USEFUL LINKS

Links to Amphibian Disease Websites