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Please Help me! My turtle swim inclined to her right

Posted: Thu Jul 07, 2005 1:04 am
by jahp
Hi,
I have a red ear slider, and she swim inclined to her right...I thought that was nuemony but she do not has the tipical symptom like breathes with the open mouth and mucosity..please tell me what she could suffer...in my town the vets only knows about cat and dogs....and nobody wants to take care of her..

I will appreciate any suggestion.

Sorry for my bad english

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Posted: Thu Jul 07, 2005 8:51 am
by deesygirl
Hi and welcome. It sounds as though your turtle has an infection. Not all symptoms are present in all turtles. Because getting a vet might be difficult for you, try increasing the water and basking temperatures, try 88 and 94 F. If early in the infection, heat treatment alone can be effective. If your turtle has been ill for a while I would call the dog vet and ask about an injection of gentamicin or amikacin.

Posted: Thu Jul 07, 2005 9:14 am
by dixieee
welcome to the board :)

ur turtle is listing and this might be a sign of pneumonia..raise the temps in the tank and keep ur turtle dry..just soak it in water for half an hour every 12 hours..keep looking for a vet and ask the ones in ur area cz they should know something about reptiles..

i hope it gets well soon,,good luck and keep us posted

Posted: Fri Jul 08, 2005 2:00 am
by jahp
thank for your answer,

I think my turtle is too small for be inyected, I can try with oral medicine?

I must separate it of the other turtles?

thanks for your help

Posted: Fri Jul 08, 2005 2:09 am
by deesygirl
An oral antibiotic might help if the infection has not gone to far.

Yes you should seperate the ill one from your other turtles as infections can be spread.

Posted: Sat Jul 09, 2005 3:33 pm
by mariza
Are there any zoos that handle reptiles that you could call? If so, maybe they could help.

If you try to give medicine orally, please be careful in trying to get liquid down the throat. It is easy for them to choke.

Posted: Sun Jul 10, 2005 6:11 am
by dixieee
mariza wrote:If you try to give medicine orally, please be careful in trying to get liquid down the throat. It is easy for them to choke.
and they can also get poisoned easily by an overdose so be careful with that..did u get any medicine? i know a good one but first ask any vet or zoo in your area..somebody should know something about that

good luck and keep us posted

Posted: Thu Jul 14, 2005 12:40 am
by jahp
dixieee wrote:
mariza wrote:If you try to give medicine orally, please be careful in trying to get liquid down the throat. It is easy for them to choke.
and they can also get poisoned easily by an overdose so be careful with that..did u get any medicine? i know a good one but first ask any vet or zoo in your area..somebody should know something about that

good luck and keep us posted

Please tell me the name of that medicine...she is not good, i toke her to a herpetologist, but she is to small to be inyected