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

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Posted by: Kelly_Haller at Mon Jan 31 16:06:04 2011  [ Report Abuse ] [ Email Message ] [ Show All Posts by Kelly_Haller ]  
   

A broken jaw bone in a snake would be a very rare occurrence unless there had been some extremely traumatic event or impact. A damaged ligament or musculature around the jaw is a possibility, but based on your current husbandry practices, it would appear that this would also be unlikely. A tissue inflammation or infection is always a possibility, and probably more likely. See my Jan. 16 response to your original post. Unfortunately, it may take an experienced reptile vet to make an accurate determination. Your other option would be to not feed at this time and observe the condition for a few weeks. Obviously, any negative change of a large degree would require an additional vet visit and the possibility of antibiotic therapy. Please keep us updated.

Kelly


   

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