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    keeping up

    just like with my dogs , when i got 8 , i get 8 times the experiences someone with 1 gets , time increases that difference exponentially .......
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    Hermann tortoise post drowning help

    lean her with her head down so anything in her lungs will run out .... you can try compressing her legs with her head down to put some pressure on her lung to expel anything you can get ...... your going to want to see a reptile/exotic vet , a bird vet should do in a pinch ......, pneumonia is...
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    keeping up

    i assure you the turtles i received with pneumonia had nothing to with their gut biome or antibiotics , their recovery did though , although maybe the dude i got them from will weigh in on whether or not he injects all his turtles with antibiotics ?..... i'll raise my count to 8 , i forgot...
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    keeping up

    you seem have a misconception here ? in the last 15-17yrs i believe i've used antibiotics on 7 turtles , 6 of which came in from the outside , one from florida 5yrs ago , 3 from new jersey 2-3 yrs ago, and 2 from north carolina 6-7yrs ago ...... one was mine , i had it for 10-11yrs previous and...
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    keeping up

    i assumed "free ranging amphibians" to mean frogs , which they may not be ........
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    keeping up

    i don't know
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    keeping up

    i believe baytril has little effect on gut flora , little meaning less than other antibiotics , i believe there are studies to that ....... while i haven't used baytril in quite a few years , i never encountered a problem .....
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    Eyes shut

    i would say most vets weigh cost ..... it's not many people bring in a 30$ turtle to have a complete blood workup done , and pcr test for various viruses ......... usually they start with a good guess , the better the vet , the better the guess ..... my wife died from cancer after a 12yr battle...
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    keeping up

    i knew one turtle was negative for all three diseases , didn't realize it was the outside one .... i have no doubt your a better reader than i , i'll go with what you read ...... , kinda looks like the frogs then ?
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    keeping up

    they do dilute it with saline which has a ph of 6.5
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    keeping up

    frogs were a possibility, they did find wild frogs in their enclosure on occasion , they also found one not micro chipped adult box turtle, i think they believed it was either someones dumped pet ,or a wild box turtle that got over the wall .... one turtle was not infected with any of the three...
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    keeping up

    in an effort to "keep up" i looked for some treatments being used by scientist/veterinarians for various chelonian diseases ......... i came across this 2016 article , which i think is worthwhile ....... it was a group of eastern box turtles at the maryland zoo , kept in a 29,000 square...
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    Eyes shut

    2007 Post-hibernation management of rat bite injuries in a spur-thighed tortoise ( Post-hibernation management of rat bite injuries in a spur-thighed tort... 2015 PLASTRON OSTEOTOMY IN THE MANAGEMENT OF FISHING HOOK INGESTION IN A MALAYAN BOX TURTLE (Cuora ambonensis)...
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    Eyes shut

    having had easily 100 turtle and tortoises in my lifetime , i have probably 40-50 right now ....... the reason i've had such a low number is they live a long time ...... last turtle i had die was killed by a raccoon a couple years ago ...... previous to that would have been one killed by a dog...
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    box turtle magnet

    i put a grass pile in the box turtle pen yesterday in getting ready for fall winter ....... it's like a box turtle magnet
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    Eyes not open for two weeks

    i personally doubt you'll turn that tortoise around without help ..... even with help i'd say he has a good chance of not doing well ....... if it were mine , the vet is without a question ........ i'd want sub q fluids , a round of antibiotics , and a b complex injection , i keep turtles ...
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    ID that Turtle ( Challenge No.3)

    pastel tortie should get partial credit , when she said three striped box turtle , i just thought about the more aquatic cuora with the flatter shells ........
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    ID that Turtle ( Challenge No.3)

    yunnan box turtle ?
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    Antibiotics if they might not be sick?

    i'm actually a just in case antibiotic user , but i'm a pretty good guesser as to when they're actually sick ...... i bring a turtle in , my vet knows there is something wrong with it ..... when all these turtles and tortoises were wild caught imports , it was standard procedure to run them...
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    ID this Turtle (Challenge 1 )

    cuora x mauremys or cuora x ocadia
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