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Septicemic cutaneous ulcerative disease, slider turtle
Septicemic cutaneous ulcerative disease, slider turtle

Septicemic cutaneous ulcerative disease in a slider turtle. Lesions are most obvious on the plastron (ventral surface) and are frequently mixed infections involving various bacteria and fungi. Superficial sampling reveals contaminants, whereas a biopsy is needed to identify the deeper, causative agent(s).

Courtesy of Dr. Stephen Divers.