Saturday, December 10, 2016

2986. A red-eared slider has a swollen neck

Dec 8, 2016

Red-eared slider, M, 2 yrs

Sudden onset neck swelling on Dec 7, 2016. Why?
1. Traumatic injury. 2 other terrapins of similar age roam the apartment with him.
2. Allergy to paint nearby. Toxic reaction.

Hospitalised Dec 8 to 10. Neck swelling has subsided (see video) and the terrapin ate 20 pellets. Passed one large stool pellet. Had lost 40 g (weight 360g). Went home on Dec 10, 2016 (Sat, yesterday). 

I phoned owner on Dec 11, 2016 at 10 am today.  He said not eating and neck swelling is the same as on the first day.

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