Saturday, September 8, 2018

3268. INTERN. The 12-year-old emaciated red-eared slider is "constipated", the owner said.

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Title. A constipated and emaciated red-eared slider. What to do?


INTRODUCTION
All healthy red-eared sliders love to eat and swim. They poo inside the water daily. 
This slider eats but no stools for over 7 days. The owner was worried. "Whenever she is submerged in the water, she would swim to the surface for air," the owner told the vet.




MIDDLE
CONCLUSION.  Outcome, Follow up. Tips and Advices. 
CREDIT
CONTACT











Day 3 of in-patient.
Complaint of constipation for "one week".
Surface quickly when he submerged her in the tank.






DIAGNOSIS - X-RAYS























TREATMENT
Syringe feed critical care
Antibiotic
Laxative oil (take picture) for past 3 days. Still no stools.

OBSERVATIONS  DAY 3
Not moving towards pellets --- lethargy
Ate around 70 pellets when pellets were close enough
NO STOOLS
1 ml of laxative oil was given.

OBSERVATIONS  DAY 4
Moving
Ate 10 pellets  
Medication given yesterday













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