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RE: Sri Lankan Star with RI

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Posted by: zovick at Sun Mar 7 08:28:56 2010  [ Report Abuse ] [ Email Message ] [ Show All Posts by zovick ]  
   

Hi. Sorry to hear you are having these problems. The Baytril injections are extremely painful to the tortoises and often cause tissue necrosis at the injection site, which is one reason that many reptile vets quit using it. The Fortaz is extremely costly (probably a reason your vet doesn't stock it), but works better and doesn't cause the necrosis or the pain. You are likely to get the same reaction each time you inject the Baytril. You can see the animal's anguish.

If I recall correctly, you are in MA aren't you?? You could quite probably take the tortoise to the VCA office on Rte 9 in Framingham and get the Fortaz (ceftazidime) injection there. They used to have it on hand when I went there from Sharon, CT if I had a sick tortoise to see Dr. Innis (he is not there any longer, but you could call and ask who treats their exotic patients now and if they have the medication on hand).


   

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