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* This is a case discussion submitted to the Exotic DVM Yahoo group

The condition started 4 months ago, on the 16th of march, when the animal was brought to the clinic presenting  one ulcerative lesion on the palmar side of one finger articulation (on the right leg).
It was treated twice a day with Clindamycin orally and a traditional chinese mix plant powder topically for one week. The ulcer got bigger and after one week we’ve started giving Synulox, Metacam and put bandage on the wound. The process deteriorated involving the underlying tissues, muscles, tendons. After 3 weeks we’ve decided to amputate 2 of the fingers and change the bandage daily under Iso anesthesia. We were not able to find enough skin to surgically close the wound properly so we left it open hopeing to heal per secondam. Topically we’ve put Bioplacenton gel (Neomicyn/ placenta extract mix) and decided to stop the systemic antibiotics.

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* This is a case discussion submitted to the Exotic DVM Yahoo group
Male slow loris, 530 grams, big amount of pus in the cheek due to a tooth extraction.

history:
almost 2 months ago we’ve made the dental extraction of the right and left upper P4 premolars (they were rotten insde), and put him on oral Amoxi/Clav ac. and metacam. The folowing days we saw that there was a little amount of pus from the right upper premolar hole, flush it for a little while and after some other couple of days everything seemed cleaned so we’ve send him to his rehab place.
It passed one week and we saw a fairly big amount of puss coming down from the extraction hole of the right premolar. This time we’ve started giving Baytril for 5 days, but still no improvement so we’ve changed it to Synulox (8 days), and this time we did not see animore the pus (so back to his place agian). (more…)

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* This is a case discussion submitted to the Exotic DVM Yahoo group

IAR rescue-rehab-release center of orangutans in Ketapang, West Kalimantan Island, Indonesia.

Baby male orangutan, 7 kilos, 1,5 years, relapsing from Entameoba histolityca infection.

The problems started this January, with a first ameobiasis infection, being apathic and having mucous bloody feces. It was treated with the standard metronidazole 15mg/kg BID for 10 day,then the animal recovered.
After some weeks we saw that he was pale, we’ve took a look at the blood and saw he had malaria (pretty frequent in that area). He was treated for it and improved.

After the malaria episode, another couple of weeks had passed and we saw again signs of aptahy this time with high fever, low Ht and low trombocites. This time he was diagnosed having Dengue Fever. (more…)

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* This is a case discussion submitted to the Exotic DVM Yahoo group

Slow loris, endemic in Java Island, Indonesia, 780 grams, adult male (cannot tell the exact age), tail 1,5 cm, backbone problem

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History
-was rescued and brought in the facility on the 12.10.2008, presenting dental problems and one eye with a corneal ulcer (BW 720 grmas). Except those two, the loris had no other clinically visible condition. (more…)

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