Two Skink Lizards around 90g in weight presented an unusual similar inflammation. Each one of the lizards came from the same environment and had on the right side of the madibula a similar inflammation that could not be explained. For a proper investigation and pain management it was used an intramuscular non-steroidal agent, Rimadyl (carpofen) 4mg/kg and a local anesthetic, Lidocaine. At the clinical consult the area did not seem purulent, but it was seen that the mandibular bone had a prominence. The X-Rays suggested an osteodystrophic process in both lizards. Considering the nature of the inflammatory process and the location of it, it was concluded that the treatment would be only to counteract the infection a with an antibiotic, Baytril (enrofloxacin) 5-10 mg/kg oraly SID.
A Flying Fox came in with a week old inflammation of 1st digit , with the loss of the pigmentation and was also constantly licking the area. The bat was used with human handling and it was considered for antibiotic therapy (enrofloxacin-Baytril) 5mg/kg orally SID in food, and a non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug meloxicam (Metacam) in an empirical dosage of 0,1mg/kg SID.
Every other day the bandage was changed using a special wound healing aluminum material and Povidone Iodine Ointment. The healing process seemed to be reluctant to the treatment, it was seen that every time after taking the bandage off, the wound bled . One of the reasons is that because of the physiological upside down position, the Flying Fox own urine reached by gravity the bandage and soacked it. The vets tried all sorts of improvised bandages to keep the urine out.
An Ostrich male was manually immobilized to take a skin sample from the neck. The skin presented little crusts and a dermatological exam was neded for a better diagnostic. An interesting way to immobilize the ostrich was by caching the beak with one hand and quickly rolling a cut sweat-shirt sleeve on the animals’ head. After this the ostrich seemed calmer and could be pushed against a wall without to much resistance, and then the skin sample was taken by scratching with a scalpel the skin’ crusts.