How do I know if my turtle has septicemia?

How do I know if my turtle has septicemia?

Blood infections, or septicemia, is common, but so are the other following types: Pneumonia….Symptoms of Bacteria in the Blood in Turtles

  1. Lethargy.
  2. Difficulty breathing.
  3. Weakness.
  4. Seizures.
  5. Loss of control of muscles.
  6. Discolored shell, typically red or purple patches.

Is septicemia in turtles contagious?

Septicemia is a serious and life-threatening infection that requires immediate emergency care. Only qualified medical care can assist this condition. Respiratory Infection: This is a common and deadly illness that affects many captive turtles. It can be contagious to other turtles, and requires medical attention.

How do you treat turtle sepsis?

Treatment for septicemia includes systemic antibiotics, providing the sick reptile with an especially warm basking site, and fluid therapy and nutritional support as it recovers.

How do you treat septicemia in turtles?

What antibiotics can I give my turtle?

Antimicrobial Drugs Used in Reptiles

Drug Dosage
Ampicillin Most species: 10–20 mg/kg, SC, IM, twice daily Tortoises: 50 mg/kg, IM, twice daily
Azithromycin Ball python: 10 mg/kg, PO, every 3–7 days (3 days for skin infections, 5 days for respiratory tract, 7 days for liver and kidneys)
Carbenicillin 200–400 mg/kg/day, IM

How do I save my dying turtle?

What To Do If Your Turtle Can Be Revived?

  1. Grasp the turtle’s head behind the ears at the base of the skull and extend the neck completely.
  2. Turn it head-down / tail-up and open its mouth.
  3. After the dripping stops, place the turtle on a flat surface (belly-down) keeping its neck extended.

What happens when a turtle is dying?

The main way to tell if a turtle is dying if if they refuse to eat, swims sideways, has discharge from the mouth, has unhealthy skin, becomes sluggish, shows trouble breathing, abnormal feces, and shell rot.

Why is my turtle’s skin turning pink?

Basking – Lack of Circulation. All turtles need to bask, including your red-eared slider. It’s not uncommon for these turtles to get pink skin when they have basked for a few hours. This often disappears once they submerge themselves in the water again.

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