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      Default mouth infection , i need help !

      we want to heal this boa , so we need help , although the terrarium conditions are extremely fine , a bad infection occurred , any advices ?



      (i did some cleaning with betadin but antibiotic treatment is a must i think)

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      Default Re: mouth infection , i need help !

      (although he got an infection , he is responding well , not acting like an ill boa)

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      Default Re: mouth infection , i need help !

      I would take your snake to a vet ASAP. Do you know what caused the issue? Was their an injury to the snakes mouth? Was it bitten? Did it bite or strike and loose teeth? Was it rubbing it's face on a screen top or rough surface? (sometimes this happens when placed in a new environment) etc... You will need to find the cause of the problem to prevent re occurrence. Good luck.

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      Default Re: mouth infection , i need help !

      I second @Kung Fu Joe 's advice. Vet visit. I have never treated a mouth infection myself.


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      Default mouth infection , i need help !

      Unless you are extremely competent in animal first aid, a vet visit is in order.

      However, if situations absolutely positively will not allow a vet visit in a timely manor, you can flush the mouth with a baby medicine syringe, with saline solution, and inspect for broken and/or lodged teeth, discoloring of the gums, mouth, etc.

      Just don't try to do anything surgically, IE lancing, internally irrigating etc.


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      Default Re: mouth infection , i need help !

      It is strange that it has gotten to the upper lip like that... It almost makes me think it started there. Honestly best advice would be vet like 5 minutes ago. Depending on when this started, it could be spreading fast. Did you not notice it until now?

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      Default Re: mouth infection , i need help !

      well we are at the vet today , one of the best in town , he did 4th class laser treatment (protecting the eyes and the pits) then he did 2 separate washings one with antibiotics , monday we will be at the vet for a control , but a visible come back , healing fast , i'll let you know the news ...

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      Default Re: mouth infection , i need help !

      glad to see he made it to the vet

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      Default Re: mouth infection , i need help !

      hope hes doing better...

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      Default Re: mouth infection , i need help !

      thanks for all messages , today we are at the vet again , he again did 4th class laser treatment (protecting the eyes and the pits) then he again did 2 separate washings one with antibiotics , about 65 percent area healed probably on friday all infection will gone , we will see the vet again on Friday , i'll let you know everything about him ...

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      Default Re: mouth infection , i need help !

      im happy you got him to a vet. i've never had to battle with any mouth infections myself, but from those 2 pictures it looks like a visual reduction in swelling! keep us updated

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      Default Re: mouth infection , i need help !

      Wow! I'm impressed with your vet. Where I live the vets multitask. It's not uncommon that your vet is also the town Mayor, Sheriff, Dentist, Bookie, Fire Chief, Farm Animal Vet or Gynecologist. First question you hear at my vet is "Is the animal still producing for you?" (whatever that means)... I just know that no matter the ailment if you answer no, the vet will recommend euthanizing. Then they will proceed to take bets, pull a tooth, or conduct a pap smear.

      I'm glad your snake is doing better. Good for you for getting it excellent medical care!

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      That looks much better! Any ideas what caused it to happen in the first place?

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      Default Re: mouth infection , i need help !

      thank you so much for all messages , great people here , i'm so proud of the interest ...

      in fact , i don't know the main reason , it can be a bacteria carried from the prey (strongest option) ...

      today we continued to wash the location with 2 separate solutions , one is to speed up the healing the other is antibiotics , Friday probably our last Vet visit , i'll let you know everything , but about 80 percent healing is visible now , i feel so good , i was so sorry about this infection .

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      Default Re: mouth infection , i need help !

      Glad to hear your snake is on the road to recovery.

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      Default Re: mouth infection , i need help !

      today we are at the Vet again , all infection gone , Vet did a quick laser treatment (3rd time on this illness) , there won't be any laser , but we will continue to wash the point with antibiotics 3 days more , coming Wednesday we will bring the snake to the Vet final time and on Thursday i think i'll start feeding , i'll let you know everything ...












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      infection gone , the mouth looks very good ...

      (yesterday i tried to feed , but does't bother with the food , probably he is on a skin change period , i'll wait a few days , let's see what will happen , i'll let you know)

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      Default Re: mouth infection , i need help !

      Great to hear! Kudos for actually actively getting treatment for this snake! I would hold off on food for a few weeks honestly, it is probably best to not put any stress on its mouth. This looks like one of bader cases of stomatitis if they had to use lazer treatment. Did they treat or look for any other ailments with a fecal smear or anything that might have caused this or came with it?

      Now something caused this, even if the cage looks fine id start there. A few things that can cause this are the temp being too low, trama to the mouth or a dirty cage.

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      Quote Originally Posted by gatamer View Post
      infection gone , the mouth looks very good ...

      Glad to hear, and thanks for sharing this. May be you could share some after pics in a couple of weeks?

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      Default Re: mouth infection , i need help !

      the cage is always so clean , everyday water change , i think the problem is from a live prey , my mistake , i should give him frozen ...

      the infection nearly gone about %1-2 left , i'll share the latest photos as soon as possible , i'm waiting for the shedding , after shedding i'll start feeding him ...

      (i hope he can return feeding)

     

     

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