Florida Iguana & Tortoise Breeders

Tortoise Ear Infection

Common Questions

Think we should create a medical blog, I answer so many medical questions, here is one to get started, not sure how we should format the blog.

Sure I have dealt with ear abbesses and infections many times.

Is the side of the head bulging out?

Sometimes you have to slit the tympanic membrane so you can remove debris from the cannel. Sometimes you have to completely remove the midbrain (Don’t worry it grows back)

Typical treatment is with Baytril 5mg/kg and a 20% solution in each nostril.

Seek a competent vet.

Hope this helps.

Sam Pascucci

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