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Shell soft and exposed bone

PostPosted: Wed Apr 24, 2024 12:50 am
by guigui

Looking to see if anyone has any ideas what’s going on with my RES. I was examining him today and noticed he had a bit of exposed bone and there’s a part that looks like it’s just slightly softer than the rest of the shell and it’s mostly in the joint area (I circled it in the photo). I immediately started dry docking him and applied silver sulfadiazine in case it was shell rot

Any idea what’s going on and how to treat him??

Re: Shell soft and exposed bone

PostPosted: Fri Apr 26, 2024 9:59 am
by steve
Hard to know whats going on, but if there are other on-going issues, it might complicate treatment. Usually a bony layer can scar over, but thats in certain conditions. It's best to seek treatment under an experienced herp vet.