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    To make a long story short...A few days ago, I was feeding our Reticulated Python and noticed she had some nasty sores on her lower jaw. Once she was done eating I gently grabbed her and inspected her mouth. It appeared to me that she had a good case of mouth rot. I immediately made an appointment w/ my herp vet and he saw her this past Friday. He agreed it looked to be a bacterial infection, but not mouth rot. He prescribed 6 injections of Amakacin w/ 3 day intervals. Let me tell you...Giving a 6+ foot constrictor injections is no fun! I just really hope we get this infection nipped in the butt. We still have no idea where it came from.

    I'll update you as time passes....
    -Jordan
    Gar connaisseur

    Predatory Tank:
    20" Tropical Gar, 18" Florida Gar, 20" Longnose Gar,
    17" Ornate Bichir, 25" Silver Arowana, 16" Bowfin, 15" Giant Gourami

    16" Male Dovii

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    Sorry to hear about that man. I hope she gets better soon.
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    "There is no right way to do the wrong thing." - KingFisher "Only bad things happen fast in this hobby" - Cliff Boo train boo train boo train boo train woohoo

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    Good luck with that!

    Just hearing 'mouth rot' is a bad thing...I hope you get it all cleared up...
    55 g Goldfish Tank - 5 Fancies, 2 Dojos
    25 g Tropical Tank - Celestial Pearl Danio/Mixed

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    Yeah, That sounds like no fun at all. Hope she pulls through just fine.
    Gas mileage isn't everything OIIIIIIIO
    Lack of planning on your part does not constitute an emergency on my part.
    Why pretend there are no stupid questions? Actually, There are many stupid questions: "Should I drink this bleach?" Is just one example.
    Having said that, Just because it's a stupid question doesn't mean that it shouldn't be asked. It's better to know.

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    Thanks guys.

    My wife and I gave her the first shot last night. Once i got the syringe into the snake, she began to struggle and my wife could not hold her still. I got the meds in, be she bent the needle in the process. Her next shot is Wednesday...I'm going to have one of my guy friends hold her from now on. This snake is just too strong for her to hold still. It was all I could do to hold her while the vet showed me how to administer her first shot.

    I feel bad. This is a very intelligent snake and she now seems to know what is coming as soon as I open her cage. Four more times....
    -Jordan
    Gar connaisseur

    Predatory Tank:
    20" Tropical Gar, 18" Florida Gar, 20" Longnose Gar,
    17" Ornate Bichir, 25" Silver Arowana, 16" Bowfin, 15" Giant Gourami

    16" Male Dovii

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    Ouch, sorry to hear that, hope it gets sorted
    My therapist says I need a bigger tank . . . . .

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