The Pet Industry Joint Advisory Council (PIJAC) has recommended that all importers, exporters and buyers place a voluntary temporary moratorium on firebelly and paddletail newts (Cynops orientalis and Pachytriton labiatus*, respectively) to thwart the spread of Bsal to US salamander populations. They also ask all businesses to regularly sanitize their facilities as a precautionary measure while government agencies, industry, and researchers work towards effective Bsal testing and treatment protocols.
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*AmphibiaWeb notes that Pachytriton labiatus is now being recognized as Pachytriton granulosus.
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