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RE: Swollen boa jaw- update and further ?'s

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Posted by: joeysgreen at Sat Feb 5 15:38:19 2011  [ Report Abuse ] [ Email Message ] [ Show All Posts by joeysgreen ]  
   

I agree with Kelly.

And considering that bone, ligament and tendon injuries require time, and immobilization to heal, then feeding would be contraindicated unless caloric supplementation is a more immediate concern.
For this same reason I would avoid giving oral medications; unless aiming to treat the region with topicals.

We are all still just guessing without a diagnosis. On that note; this probably isn't going to be an easy case to find an exact cause, thus the futility you are feeling with your vets. Usually it's better to stick with the original vet (provided you are comfortable they are sufficiently experienced with reptiles to begin with) until the first round of diagnostics are done. Ask you vet when a referal to a specialist or another doctor may be a good idea. The reasoning behind this stance is that, especially with cases that have not been worked on a lot, information, data, and ideas are not transferred to the next doctor. The next doctor is essentially starting over on a patient that has "not been worked up yet".

Ian


   

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