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Nett
05-20-2002, 01:10 AM
Hey all,I thought this would b of interest .My 6yr old Eastern Indigo egg bound about 2 weeks ago.I begged my boss at the vet clinic I work at to help me save her.He has never worked with reptiles before but with my direction and assistance we did a great job . She is doing well now ,in her blue and hopefully if we put everything back the way we found it shell eat for me after she sheds <img src="http://www.faunaclassifieds.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/wink.gif" border="0" valign="absmiddle" alt=';)'> <img src="http://www.faunaclassifieds.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/biggrin.gif" border="0" valign="absmiddle" alt=':D'> We took several pics I thought Id share <img src="http://www.faunaclassifieds.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/biggrin.gif" border="0" valign="absmiddle" alt=':D'>


hope this works My Webpage (http://www.wrapperupinreptiles.homestead.com/surgery.html)

Nett
05-20-2002, 01:15 AM
Sorry guys <img src="http://www.faunaclassifieds.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/smile.gif" border="0" valign="absmiddle" alt=':)'>
Lets try this again.www.wrappedupinreptiles.homestead.com (http://www.wrappedupinreptiles.homestead.com/surgery.html)

AztecFred
05-20-2002, 01:40 AM
Nett,

I breed Eastern Indigos and specialize in them.
I have had the same egg binding occur with one of my smaller females about 3 yrs ago.
Dont take this the wrong way, but she may not have required surgical intervention at all. There is a drug called Oxytocin, which causes uterin contractions. When my female got egg bound we removed a lot &nbsp;of the yolk(aspirated) from the side body cavity and adminsitered oxytocin over a 3 day period. She passed all the eggs out, albeight they were all much smaller from the removal of the yolk through a needle inserted mid body. Both I and Rick from Renegade Reptiles aspirated the eggs. The vet did also, but was only willing to aspirate two of them, as if that would make it easier for the female to push the eggs out by the front two neing smaller. We did them all, admisiterd the oxytocin and she &nbsp;pushed them out in 2-3 days. &nbsp;That same female reproduced THIS year and produced healthy and viable eggs. Next time, possibly explore other alternatives before surgical intervention. I foyu id,then please accept my humble apologies. Sorry to hear about this. How old and large was your female?


&nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp;Sincerely,

&nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp;Fred Albury
&nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp;(Aztec &nbsp;Reptiles)

Nett
05-20-2002, 03:05 AM
Yes we did try oxy. as well as aspirated 2 eggs but I belive the problem occured because of the 2 eggs that were fused together and one was almost twisted inside her.Surgery was the only way to go in this, if i wanted her alive .I have had alot of egg binding problems during the past 10 yrs on all sorts of different breeds and most times u can just drain the eggs but every now and then u have to go to surgery <img src="http://www.faunaclassifieds.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/biggrin.gif" border="0" valign="absmiddle" alt=':D'> Would love to pick ur brain sometime about breeding these beauties <img src="http://www.faunaclassifieds.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/biggrin.gif" border="0" valign="absmiddle" alt=':D'>

AztecFred
05-20-2002, 09:35 PM
Nett,
Please feel free to email me , lets chat about Indigos.
Email: NoMutts@user.kingsnake.com


&nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp;Thanks,

&nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; Fred Albury
&nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp;(aztec Reptiles)