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I have a problem with aspiration pneumonia with a red eared slider. Difficulty breathing with mouth open, under a heating lamp in my bathtub, dry docked. She's on antibiotics, injectables (Carthmycie, can't remember exactly) and oral Baytril and Flaygle to help her pass a stool. She's under heating lamp that is ceramic 60 Watts in the tub.

Veterinarian's Assistant: I'm sure the Veterinarian can help with the pneumonia. What is the turtle's name?

Vet suspects enteritis as well. Initially she was mauled by a raccoon and had surgery for partial amputation. But the feeding tube was being used and that's when trouble began.

Veterinarian's Assistant: Is there anything else important you think the Veterinarian should know about your turtle?

Is your vet board certified for reptiles (turtles)?

Submitted: 8 months ago.Category: Reptile
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Reptile Expert: Yankmedic911, Reptile Veterinarian replied 8 months ago
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I am terribly sorry to hear about your reptile. I shall do my best to help you. Please give me a few minutes to read your information & do some research so I can provide you with the best possible information and advice possible. I shall be in touch shortly.Dr. Adamski
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Reptile Expert: Yankmedic911, Reptile Veterinarian replied 8 months ago
Your local veterinarian seems to have the situation under control and is providing appropriate care based on the information you provided. What sort of help are seeking?Dr. Adamski
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