Diseases, Pathogens & Parasites of Herpetofauna Task Team

Task Team Purpose

Photo by Todd Pierson

Photo by Todd Pierson

This team's goal is to increase awareness of herpetofaunal pathogens and the occurrence of disease-related die-offs of herpetofauna in the Southeast. The Task Team is developing information sheets on common herpetofaunal pathogens, protocol for collecting and shipping diseased animals, and instructions on disinfecting field equipment. 

The Team also plans to develop an interactive website where herpetofaunal die-offs from diseases can be reported. Possible future directions include organizing workshops on herpetofaunal diseases and submission protocol to diagnostic labs.

Task Team Leaders

Task Team Products

Information sheets developed by this team on pathogens of amphibians and reptiles and their collecting/shipping protocols are available on the Diseases and Parasites of Herpetofauna product section SEPARC website.

Task Team Meeting Summaries