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Tortoise has developed a hole above nostrils
Posted: 19/07/2014 by wendy63

My tortoise is about 86 years old and has been in the family for years.
This week he developed a strange lump above his nostrils on one side a week ago
He has suffered with rns on and off for about 5 years and we have treated him with drops as recommended by a vet and this has been successful but still returning every year .
When first noticing this lump it appeared to have maybe been a bite but there are no other animals around
He has regular baths and this is when the lump fell off and he has a hole in his face above his nostrils on one side he is eating really well. doesn't appear to be in any pain when cleaning the wound/? anyone have any ideas

Re: Tortoise has developed a hole above nostrils
Posted: 19/07/2014 by Tom

Hello,


This is the site of a nasal abscess. Your tortoise needs urgent veterinary treatment or it will die. 

Best wishes,
Tom


Re: Tortoise has developed a hole above nostrils
Posted: 19/07/2014 by wendy63

Hi Tom,  many thanks for you help

Re: Tortoise has developed a hole above nostrils
Posted: 20/07/2014 by wendy63

Many thanks.  Have taken him to the vets.  Has antibiotics and cleaning with iodine.

 

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