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Advice needed with SCUD and African Flapshell


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Posted by Maxx MacLeod on March 01, 2002 at 22:45:44:

I have a large female African Flapshell (C. senegalis) with aweful looking, multiple carapace leisions that were tentatively diagnosed by a vet as SCUD. They weren't sure about this since they weren't able to culture anything...but the vet took blood and we know it's bacterial. Here's my problem, which I hope the experts out there can help me with. Acriflavin and clean water aren't knocking the infection back. Does anyone have any creative ideas on how to treat a flapshell? Since it's a flapshell, I can't get anywhere close to the mouth (so oral antibiotics are out of the question) and I haven't figured out how to get the legs in order to inject antibiotics. The flaps are just too darn effective for keeping me out! Any ideas out there??? Thanks!


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