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Old 02-21-2007, 09:44 PM   #1
Very sick G. pardalis with "Runny Nose Syndrome"

My friend has a 32 gram hatchling G. pardalis, which has come down with an upper respiritory infection, with a runny nose, and weezing. He took her to a "herp vet" in Lower Richland Hills, TX, and the vet knew less than he did about tortoises. All he did was prescribe baytril in a very large syringe, without dosage instructions. The tortoise so far was treated by dripping a couple of drop of the baytril onto the nostrils, and since then, the tortoise has almost compltely stopped moving.

Is this a reaction to the baytril?

If so, should amikacin be used, and if so, how much?
Old 02-22-2007, 12:57 AM   #2

you might want to take a look at this:

It came from The Tortoise Trust. Just scroll down the page to "Respiratory disease" under the "Introduction".

Make sure that you keep him very clean, very warm, and very dry. I wish the best for you and your tort.

David Gaithe
Old 02-22-2007, 01:03 AM   #3
Thank you, that's the course that he's currently taking. For some reason, he couldn't be bother to register here himself.
Old 02-24-2007, 08:19 PM   #4
Mine is on the same stuff.I have to inject 3cc in his arm pit every other day.for three weeks.And hes not to active either.

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