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RE: Experts, I need your medical advice.

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Posted by: drsam at Sat Mar 5 05:58:59 2011  [ Report Abuse ] [ Email Message ] [ Show All Posts by drsam ]  
   

Sorry for the late reply I just saw your post, don’t know if you’re still having problems but I will start here.

What were the dosages you or the vet administered to the animal?
You have given the concentration of the drug in solution but not the dose rate.
Do not let the temperatures drop at night, keep the animal around 86 degrees they need their metabolism up or they cant even metabolize the drugs you are giving them.

Your culture reports don’t show signs of anything pathogenic, but keep in mind these reports are not very diagnostic for two reasons
#1 you don’t always get the germ in the discharge and
#2 you always have so much contamination your not really sure what you are culturing in the first place.

Now I cant give you medical advise and I think you should go to a competent Tortoise vet but we had a very similar situation and what I did was
Inject with Baytril 5mg/kg im and then 20% dilution of Baytril in half ml and shot 1/4ml in each nostril (1/4 ml 20% solution Baytril)
Keep that animal at 86 degrees

Good luck with your animal.

Sam Pascucci


   

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