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Re: vet needed


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Posted by Bill Moss on November 04, 2002 at 09:58:26:

In Reply to: Re: vet needed posted by tortvet on November 04, 2002 at 08:15:38:

Good information. I too am always concerned that many people post asking for online diagnoses of seemingly serious health issues. My main focus is crocodilians and am always being asked for medical advise to which I always answer "See a qualified Vet". I will answer natural history questions and captive husbandry questions but will not give medical evaluations. I am not a vet, but I personally wouldn't go to a vet that was willing diagnose an animal over the phone without ever having seen the animal.

I do have a medical question though, and I'm not asking for dosages here but rather looking for information such that I can double check prescribed dosages. How does the shell mass of different species comes into play. I took a 45 lb sulcata in last spring for a runny nose and the Vet prescribed meds using reference literature he had available. It occurred to me that the soft tissue mass of a common snapping turtle, for example, would be much different from that of a sulcata. Even the difference between a sulcata with a smooth carapace and one heavily pyramided would seem to me to be a potentially significant variable when calculating dosage - particularly when working with an aggressive therapy.

Thanks,

Bill


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