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by Thortoise
25 Oct 2017, 22:25
Forum: General Tortoise Care
Topic: White circles on shell
Replies: 8
Views: 2815

Re: White circles on shell

Hi Nina,

Thanks for your kind words of encouragement! Your suggestions make sense - slow and steady (growth) wins the race after all!

Thanks again Nina and Lin for the advice and reassurance :D

Beth
by Thortoise
25 Oct 2017, 21:23
Forum: General Tortoise Care
Topic: White circles on shell
Replies: 8
Views: 2815

Re: White circles on shell

Hi Nina, Thanks, this is reassuring. They are mostly small circles, but looking closer, a couple look elongated and seem to be merging with the tree-ring like growth that I'm used to seeing. The rapid growth would make sense, as he's been on double rations recently in an effort to get his weight up,...
by Thortoise
25 Oct 2017, 20:12
Forum: General Tortoise Care
Topic: White circles on shell
Replies: 8
Views: 2815

White circles on shell

Hi everyone, You'll be please to know that after almost a year of treating Thor's face abscess, it's finally more or less healed (touch wood) AND he's finally begun to start putting on weight (hooray!). However, no sooner had I begun to breathe a sigh of relief, I spot a new thing to worry over! He'...
by Thortoise
18 Apr 2017, 18:27
Forum: General Tortoise Care
Topic: Tortoise wound healing
Replies: 11
Views: 5986

Re: Tortoise wound healing

Update: Sorry it's taken so long to update you all. For various reasons I've not been able to get him seen before today. The vet put him on another course of antibiotics (more fortaz) for much longer this time (8-12 weeks), although he said the wound site looked quite healthy and pink. Another swab ...
by Thortoise
25 Mar 2017, 10:06
Forum: General Tortoise Care
Topic: Tortoise wound healing
Replies: 11
Views: 5986

Re: Tortoise wound healing

Hi Elaine

Thanks for your reply, and sorry my camera is so rubbish! Yes I'll let you know what the vet says. I hope he'll be better for the summer too :(

Thanks
Beth
by Thortoise
22 Mar 2017, 21:44
Forum: General Tortoise Care
Topic: Tortoise wound healing
Replies: 11
Views: 5986

Re: Tortoise wound healing

Thanks :) The first time I was offered the options of cleaning the wound under sedation or whilst conscious. I opted for conscious as I was nervous about the risk of anaesthetic overdose as he's pretty tiny (5.5cm and 40g). I gather OD risk is around 10%. They told me a good chunk of stuff had come ...
by Thortoise
22 Mar 2017, 18:23
Forum: General Tortoise Care
Topic: Tortoise wound healing
Replies: 11
Views: 5986

Re: Tortoise wound healing

Hi Ladies Thanks for your replies - pic attached. You can see a top scab and bottom scab around the central hole. First lot of antibiotics was 3 weeks of baytril, by mouth daily (no swab). 2nd lot was ceftazidime (Fortaz) subcutaneous injection every 3 days for 3 weeks. Swab came back positive for s...
by Thortoise
21 Mar 2017, 22:48
Forum: General Tortoise Care
Topic: Tortoise wound healing
Replies: 11
Views: 5986

Tortoise wound healing

Hi everyone Thor has a ongoing problem with a wound on his face (posted aaaages ago about this on the old forum). It initially started as a suspected abscess in october 2016, was removed by the vet, and has been scabbing over ever since. He's been to the vet twice, in october and january, had the sc...