Red foot tortoise infection?

Plowmandust77

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I have a few red foots with green underlying on their plastrons. My vet gave me 2 gentamicin injections and no change. Any help ? Thanks
 

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So, other than the green discoloration there, how is everything else with your turtle? Eating, active while soaking, eyes bright, tongue/mouth, nares open/clean, moving about, lethargic, Etc.

What was your vet attempting to treat with those injections? @zovick or @Blackdog1714 or @Toddrickfl1 @Markw84 might shed some of their expertise.
 

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I think it's possibly stained from something?
 

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Not rubbing. Not normal coloring and did betadine and cream to rule out fungus, etc. Tried several injections of gentamicin. @Vet for 2nd look.
 

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Not rubbing. Not normal coloring and did betadine and cream to rule out fungus, etc. Tried several injections of gentamicin. @Vet for 2nd look.
The shell(s) in the pix look fine and show healthy new growth. If the tortoises are acting all right, I would not worry about this coloration issue at all.

Gentamicin is very hard on reptile kidneys. I would not use on any of my tortoises it even if there were an infection as there are better choices available today. Make sure you keep them extremely well-hydrated for the next 2-3 weeks so the medication doesn't crystallize in the kidneys.
 

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Went to see Vet. His assistant recommended the gentamicin. The vet said dong worry about it for now. He doesn't see any issues other then coloration. Thanks for the input!
 
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