Salamander Surgery: a new year with a little less

One of our tiger salamanders will be a little smaller in 2012. A couple of weeks ago one of our tiger salamanders had surgery. For MANY months now we have been trying to treat and cure a growth on the salamander’s tail (Dr. Vanderford described the growth as a Chronic granulomatous inflammation). We have not been succesful, so it was finally time to amputate. Amputation sounds drastic and scary. All went well and the salamander is recovering just as hoped and expected.



We’ve written blog  posts about surgeries we’ve done on other animals. Take a look if you want:

red wolf



Yona bear

Chummix Goat



2 responses to Salamander Surgery: a new year with a little less

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    DJ says:

    Will the salamander’s tail regrow like a lizard’s tail does? (Think I have heard that about lizard tails??)

    • Sherry Samuels
      Sherry Samuels says:

      Good question: no re-growing of the tail DJ.

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