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Individual study: Eradication of the chytrid fungus Batrachochytrium dendrobatidis in the Japanese giant salamander Andrias japonicus

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Une Y., Matsui K., Tamukai K. & Goka K. (2012) Eradication of the chytrid fungus Batrachochytrium dendrobatidis in the Japanese giant salamander Andrias japonicus. Diseases of Aquatic Organisms, 98, 243-247


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Use antifungal treatment to reduce chytridiomycosis infection Amphibian Conservation

A small replicated study in Japan (Une et al. 2012) found that Japanese giant salamanders Andrias japonicus treated with itraconazole were cured of chytridiomycosis. By day five of treatment all four previously infected salamanders tested negative for the disease. Tests remained negative for two weeks. Four naturally infected salamanders were bathed daily in 0.01% itraconazole for 5 minutes over 10 days. Animals were tested for chytrid before treatment, on treatment days five and 10 and seven and 14 days after treatment.