A study was made of the bacterial flora of diseased and normal snakes. The material was furnished by the Museum of the Minnesota Academy of Science, Minneapolis Public Library. Two types of disease were reported as being the cause of the death of their snakes. One, a typhoid-like disease; the other, a pneumonia. Scrapings from the intestines of the typhoid-like cases and the lungs from the snakes which had died of pneumonia were sent to this laboratory for bacteriological examination. The species from which isolations were made are as follows: Western Diamond Rattlesnake (Crotalus atrox), Timber Rattlesnake (Crotalus horridus), California Red Rattlesnake (Crotalus exsul), and Coachwhip Racer (Coluber flagellum).
Proceedings of the Iowa Academy of Science
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Patrick, Roger and Werkman, C. H.
"Notes on the Bacterial Flora of the Snake,"
Proceedings of the Iowa Academy of Science, 37(1), 57-58.
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