Tuesday, December 20, 2016

2996. A 2-year-old male red-eared slider has a swollen neck for 12 days

Around 12 days ago, this terrapin had a swollen neck. The swelling appeared to be smaller and the terrapin was sent home.But the swelling did not subside and the owner came again.
"It could be swelling of fluid due to heart, kidney or liver diseases," I said.


Dec 24, 2016
After 2 injections at 2 days apart, the neck swelling disappeared. He goes home today. He does not eat when given the pellets. His eyes appeared closed as if he was sleepy.

The cause of edema and inflammation is unknown. Likely related to exposure to paint pigments as he is housed near cans of paint. But 2 siblings had no problem.

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