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    Buddy has respiratory infection

    It turns out she has three types of bacteria: two types of pseudomonas and a klebsiella. The klebsiella surprised me since its usually seen in patients that are immuno-compromised. The antibiotics seem to be working so hopefully her overall health will improve. Thanks for everyone's help..
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    Buddy has respiratory infection

    Thanks Danny! I feel so much better knowing SC will do the job. I am giving her the injection every 72 hours. I will use the nasal flush and see if I get enough DNA. I am not going to do RFLP, just qPCR...I have four primer/probe sets that detect ~99% of myco species...I will compare tort...
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    Buddy has respiratory infection

    I took my DT Buddy to the vet on sat. since she developed a runny rose and had labored breathing. The vet gave her Fortaz, intramuscular. I tried to give her the next shot myself but Buddy freaked out (and so did I). So I took her to a closer vet to have them give her the shot and they said...
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    New tort owner

    They have been eating a lot since I got them...and I don't think they spent a lot of time outdoors before. I have a big yard and it has been warm out here in Thousand Oaks so they stay outside all of the time. They seem to like it. It has been tramatic for Buddy but I think she's getting...
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    New tort owner

    Hi, I just adopted two desert tortoises (not too sure exactly what kind they are) Spike and Buddy:
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