Tortoise (reptile) vet in Egypt?

Randi

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The infection causes material to collect within the middle ear and results in outward bulging of the tympanum. It's likely an aural abcess, bacteria gets into the middle ear through the auditory tube. The question is why did it happen? Predisposing factors include unsanitary captive conditions and nutritional deficiencies, namely Hypovitaminosis A. Deficiencies of vitamins A and E, and B complex vitamins can result in squamous metaplasia and can affect the middle ear, making an animal more susceptible to an infection. Hope to have helped. Putting your tort on an antibiotic if not done already would be wise. Good luck to you and your tort!
 

Mina Adel

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*Update*

Hey folks, my poor little guy went to the vet eventually and had his abscesses done and he woke up and walked a little and ate a little too however I just need your opinions if possible since its the first time my vet does this kind of a thing, I must say he did his best he was very focused, clean and patient. However I do have my concerns..

Here are the pics, the first of his big abscess it looks completely gone but there is a hole (?) is this normal?

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And this is the other side which was small, vet at 1st thought to let it grow then cutting it would be easier but then he felt bad for the little guy to go through this 1 more time, I however still see it after he cut it, he did cuti t and the white stuff were removed but it looks like it could grow back, right? or that skin will fall off or what?

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Also as for the after surgery care, he said betadine (he used it for cleaning at 1st) and these things will hurt him and kill the cells probably so its better to use Garamycin cream
http://www.webmd.com/drugs/2/drug-6809/garamycin-topical/details

Any thoughts?
Thanks in advance!
Did you use Garamycin cream ?
 

Mina Adel

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@Aya A.R and @salmaalsayyad, Hi there, I'm Sam from Cairo .. I have 7 Greeks and 4 Egyptians at my garden at home, and I've been looking for a specialised vet long time ago, unfortunately I didn't find any .. I'm trying to do my best to keep them a live, a good enclosure with a good nutrition and enough sun will keep them in a good health :)
I am from Egypt too.
 

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This is a very old thread. I haven't seen the original poster on the Forum for over a year.
 
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