Tuesday, January 6, 2015

1170. The red-eared slider has a gigantic middle ear abscess

Otitis media in a red-eared slider. Biggest abscess seen so far. Yet the terrapin continues to eat and drink normally and does not have head tilt.

Abscess was curetted (dug out), under physical restraint or isoflurane gas anaethesia.
The pus is not the usual liquid type. It is inspissated (dried thick type).
The terrapin went home after a few days of in-patient treatment with antibiotics

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