Severe caudal infection in T. hermanni. Please help!

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Re: Severe caudal infection in T. hermanni. Please help!

Postby Pam » Tue Nov 07, 2017 7:36 pm

Hello Richard,
I've just seen your post and hope that I can help a little bit. How is she today?
If you still have the possibility of any maggots present that are too tucked away or small and you can't remove them there is a product called Capstar that I know Amanda Ebenhack uses in Florida. I hope she won't mind if I quote her "Maggots in a wound can be a turtle rehabilitator's worst nightmare. A product called Capstar is helping rehabbers imensely. Take a Capstar tablet and with a pestle and mortar, grind up the tablet, add 10cc water and then put the slurry in a syringe and squirt the mix into any area infested with maggots. When you have a turtle with cracks and crevices that you can't get to and they are riddled with tiny maggots, this works great."
In terms of an electrolyte solution I use Reptoboost, however if you don't have this perhaps the following from Andy will help (hope you don't mind if I quote you hear Andy) " If you do not have access to a specialist product such as Reptoboost, good use can be made of the human rehydration products available at all pharmacies, for example Dioralyte, which consists of sugars and salts (glucose, sodium chloride, potassium chloride and disodium hydrogen citrate). After several days of this, and only after urinary output has been established, it is time to think about general nutrition."
Like you I would have expected the antibiotics to be injected so that they can quickly take effect. I use a brilliant veterinary practice over here called Trinity vets in Maidstone. I don't know whether they would answer an email from you but it might be worth a try and you could direct them to the pictures on this forum. They have helped many Tortoise Trust tortoises and I can't recommend them highly enough. The email is:
Hope some of this helps a bit. Let me know if you need anything sent to you and I'll help in any way I can.
Best wishes,
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