30 Jan 2022.
1. https://youtu.be/9YH7R9ujq_U - Original video from owner of painted turtle in USA.
2. My video advising owners not to do it
STOMACH TUBING A PAINTED TURTLE TO FEED MEDICATION
This video is a veterinary education video showing how the painted turtle is stomach tubed by its owner. The full original video is at:
A vet in the U.S taught the painted turtle owner how to stomach tube the painted turtle with respiratory illness to feed oral medication via stomach tubing (with a syringe). He created this video on YouTube.
Part of the video is reproduced here to educate turtle and tortoise owners on stomach tubing.
In this video, the vet is said to have taught the owner how to do stomach tubing. The owner grips the extended neck to prevent the neck from being retracted inside the shell. A small syringe with medication is pushed into the throat, down the gullet into the stomach. The plunger of the syringe pushes the oral medication into the throat.
I do not advise owners to do it as the syringe may get into the windpipe into the lungs causing death or serious injury as the syringe may traumatise the throat when pushed into the mouth.
Ask the vet to give the antibiotic injection or do the stomach tubing. An adult painted turtle shell is 5 to 10 inches long, but in this video, the turtle appears to be younger.
MORE INFORMATION about oral medication of red-eared sliders done by Toa Payoh Vets are at: