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Tail rot

Published on: March 06, 2022 • By: CarolinaDosSantos · In Forum: Reptiles & Exotics
March 06, 2022 at 06:18pm
Hello my crested gecko has tail rot after an injury. I’ve been told to just leave it and it will fall off. However everywhere I look online says it needs antibiotics or amputation. What should I do?
Liz Buchanan BVSc MRCVS
March 06, 2022 at 08:50pm
Hello!   Unfortunately, the internet is a big place.  Who told you to just leave it and it will fall off?  What is the source of information recommending antibiotics or amputation?  Have you a confirmed diagnosis of tail-rot, or is this an assumption or best guess? My best recommendation for you is to take the gecko to a vet.  Ideally, one specializing in exotic species.  Phone calls to local vets usually help to identify the enthusiastic 'lizard vet' in an area, but as it is nearly the middle of the night (assuming you are in the UK) a phone call to your vets' emergency cover will help to triage the lizard in terms of how urgently the case needs to be seen. Best of luck and please do let us know how you get on
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