Tuesday, July 29, 2014

1432. Talk to Vet students in Yesin University - An emaciated terrapin

July 29, 2014   Female terrapin, F, 2 years. A retiree said that this turtle is very intelligent and responsive and felt it would be a pity to abandon her in the reservoirs.

April 25, 2014. Seen by Dr Daniel. Came in for swollen eyes for 5 days. Inappetant for 2 weeks. Active.
Diagnosis: Eyes swollen. Baytril oral and Neodeca eye drops. Weight - Not done.

April 27, 2014. Bought Baytril oral.

Jun 10, 2014. Seen by me.Weight 405g. Lethargic. Anorexic occasionally. Eyes closed. Limbs swollen.
Respiratory distress. poor prognosis.  Inj baytril+ pred, fruesmide oral, mltivit, baytril + pred.



Jun 20, 2014. Bought Baytril + Pred oral.

Jul 29, 2014. Today. Very weak. Emaciated (shrunked abdomen seen inside shell). Eyes closed but not swollen. Right elbow ventral has necrotic wound. So, she can't walk. Excise necrotic tissue 5 mm x 5 mm x 3 mm. No gasping for breath.

1. Insufficient feeding by hand twice a day. Turtle would eat when hand fed. Liked shrimps. I gave her a packet of turtle pellets to feed 8X/day, not 2x/day. Gave her a 1-ml syringe.

2. Sunshine to warm her and strengthen her immune system.
3. Water to swim.

This case shows that the turtle had recovered but was underfed. Emaciated but as she is young, she is resilient. 

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