In general, all reptiles are covered with scales.
There is no question that the most common health problems associated with captive reptiles are diet related.
Reptiles take a very long time to get sick. Likewise, amphibians tend to hide disease for prolonged periods.
"Bad laboratory data are worse than no laboratory data at all."
It has been well established that the majority of bacterial pathogens affecting reptile patients are of the gram negative type.
To date there have been very few pharmacokinetic studies published in reptiles, and with only only limited numbers of antibiotics.
Thermal burns in reptiles are one of the most common injuries seen by herp veterinarians.