Lump on neck

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Re: Lump on neck

Postby irot9791 » Thu Mar 08, 2018 6:27 am

I see , vet diagnosed an abscess ?

Maybe try her on some CALCIVET https://www.mypetwarehouse.com.au/vetaf ... gJwuvD_BwE, is a very sweet (pleasant) tasting calcium glutamate solution that you can give orally by syringe .... all my skinks have loved the stuff .... even lick the fingers dry when they get it by syringe.

Try giving the food a dab of raw unpasteurized honey .... has health benefits (is a natural antibiotic) and will help if dabbed on the wound too and I've never met a lizard who didn't like the taste and smell of honey.


Vet said abscess but don't know what kind, they were going to run tests. We got Repashy Calcium Plus powder. I don't think taking it by syringe will help, we are giving her meds that way and she is fighting it hard. I'll ask the vet about the honey, she is already fighting bacteria and don't want to complicate it with the bacteria in the honey. We are supposed to take he for a check-up on the 16th so we will see after that.
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Re: Lump on neck

Postby kingofnobbys » Thu Mar 08, 2018 7:31 am

I've had a lot of success using Activon Manuka Honey to treat injuries on skinks .

This is the stuff : http://www.advancis.co.uk/products/acti ... tivon-tube

The guys at Beardeddragon.org message board sware by raw unpasturised honey on all manner of dragon injuries and wounds, they recknon it's the bee's knees.
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Re: Lump on neck

Postby kayla990 » Thu Mar 08, 2018 11:32 pm

irot9791 wrote: Doc said her tank set up if fine even with the aspen, I just need a mister.


I can't help but think this is really strange advice from the vet. Do you have a hygrometer? What are your readings? (as you'll need minimum of 60% to keep a Meruake healthy, and many owners prefer maintaining 80%).

If you already live in a super humid area then perhaps I can see it working.. but I would presume having damp apsen from a mister would not be a good idea - prone to becoming mouldy along with it sticking on your skink. Were they a specialist reptile vet? All the best for your Bluey's recovery!
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Re: Lump on neck

Postby irot9791 » Fri Mar 09, 2018 11:49 am

kayla990 wrote:
irot9791 wrote: Doc said her tank set up if fine even with the aspen, I just need a mister.


I can't help but think this is really strange advice from the vet. Do you have a hygrometer? What are your readings? (as you'll need minimum of 60% to keep a Meruake healthy, and many owners prefer maintaining 80%).

If you already live in a super humid area then perhaps I can see it working.. but I would presume having damp apsen from a mister would not be a good idea - prone to becoming mouldy along with it sticking on your skink. Were they a specialist reptile vet? All the best for your Bluey's recovery!



Don't have a have a hygrometer yet, was going to get one when I went to get the mister. Vet said the bedding should be fine as long as it is changed at least once a week which I already do. Was looking into reptibark and the other recommended but the amount I would need and cost make it troublesome. She was a exotic animal specialist/surgeon, best I could get close by anytime soon. She does have many reptiles at home though lol
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Re: Lump on neck

Postby kingofnobbys » Fri Mar 09, 2018 7:32 pm

irot9791 wrote:
kayla990 wrote:
irot9791 wrote: Doc said her tank set up if fine even with the aspen, I just need a mister.


I can't help but think this is really strange advice from the vet. Do you have a hygrometer? What are your readings? (as you'll need minimum of 60% to keep a Meruake healthy, and many owners prefer maintaining 80%).

If you already live in a super humid area then perhaps I can see it working.. but I would presume having damp apsen from a mister would not be a good idea - prone to becoming mouldy along with it sticking on your skink. Were they a specialist reptile vet? All the best for your Bluey's recovery!



Don't have a have a hygrometer yet, was going to get one when I went to get the mister. Vet said the bedding should be fine as long as it is changed at least once a week which I already do. Was looking into reptibark and the other recommended but the amount I would need and cost make it troublesome. She was a exotic animal specialist/surgeon, best I could get close by anytime soon. She does have many reptiles at home though lol



Kritters Krumble is available there (in 20L bags)
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and three grades (course, med and fine.... my BTs love the course grade that i mix natural bluegum leaf litter (that I collect off my front path - my big mature bluegum shed slots of leaves and bits of bark and twigs , which I mix with the course grade Kritters Crumble) .
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Re: Lump on neck

Postby irot9791 » Wed Mar 14, 2018 10:11 pm

Good thing I only gave her a little bit once https://www.chagrinfallspetclinic.com/2 ... -suit/amp/
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Re: Lump on neck

Postby splashy07 » Fri Mar 16, 2018 8:19 am

Your vet is wrong about the aspen, a mister creating enough humidity on aspen would only cause mold. Ask your vet how many blue tongues he has kept. Aspen is an absolute no-no for any Indonesian skink. Best of luck with him, and sorry about your vet bill.

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