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Old 06-28-03, 01:17 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Unhappy Boa Help

TO DAY IS SAT and all the vets close a 12 noon , my boa has a cut about half the size of dime on his body . i was wondering if there is any thing i can do to keep it clean, i don't know how the cut got there .but you can see his flesh
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Old 06-28-03, 01:28 PM   #2 (permalink)
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First I would make sure he is on a substrate that won't irritate the wound, like a towel or newspaper. Next, I would rinse the wound out with a 50/50 Hydrogen Peroxide mix. After that I would rinse the wound again with a dilute nolvasan solution. I don't know where you can buy nolvasan (I'm a vet tech and I get it from work) but a betadine solution would work as well (though be a bit messier). I'm not sure what other ppl use, since I have access to medical products. Is nolvasan sold to the public regularly? I'd guess that you could contact an emergency clinic and they would sell you some, I know my place would.

You said the wound was the size of a dime, does that mean it's circular? If it is, that sounds more like a scrape than a cut and I would check his enclosure for places where he can get stuck or anything protruding that would scrape him that badly.

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