Reptilian Medicine: Chelonia (Restraint-Euthanasia
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Withdrawl head by applying gentle pressure with _ and _ finger behind the madnible.
If the turtle will not withdrawl it's head what can you do?
- place in water
- hold upside down
Handle a turtle by _, in front of hind legs. Always wear gloves.
Keep _ during anesthesia and slightly _ post op
Give _ breathes per min PPV
What kind of drugs are preferred?
Why is inhalation induction challenging?
can hold breathe and withstand higher amounts of CO2
Is intubation possible?
Namatodes Trematodes and Cestodes are common in who?
wild caught turtles
What other parasites can be found on turtles?
Blood collection sites remember no more than 1% and lithium heparin tubes:JBSTF
What is unique about the jugular blood draw?
needle is directed "backwards" cranial to caudal
Where are IM Im is given where?
muscle mass of front legs
Where are SQ given?
inguinal and ventral neck skin folds
Other forms of administering medications(6)
Where is IO given?
tibia and plastocrapace bridge
What was a previous method of euthansia?
Why should euthanized turtles be kept over night?
- to ensure death
- remember they have a slow metabolism
What would you like to do?
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