I have a very old blue tongued skink, who is very very large. Lately we have been noticing that he has a mouth wound and I've read about it and found out that maybe its from a calcium deficiency, so I have started giving him the powder that you mix in their food.....hoping to see a difference soon, Also he has started sneezing a lot.... It is very hard to find a clinic that will care for blue tongued skinks in my area.
Sometimes regular vets can consult with an exotic vet via email or phone and still provide good care. I would recommend finding a vet who would consider doing that and then ask them to give a calcium injection. That is the standard treatment for advanced metabolic bone disease (a result of calcium deficiency).
Sounds like the sneezing may indicate a respiratory involvement as well.
Here are some local Herp vets in Dallas.
Sue Chastain, Clint Chastain, & Cheryl Pfeffer, DVM
Preston Road Animal Hospital
6060 Lyndon B. Johnson Fwy
Dallas, TX 75240
Tel: (972) 239-1309
Dr. Kemba Marshall
Summertree Animal & Bird Clinic
12300 Inwood Rd. Ste 102
Dallas, TX 75244
Tel: (972) 387-4168
Fax: (972) 490-0944
# C - Dr. Marshall is now currently at our clinic. She has moved from Irving. (02/01/07)
Here is the link to the directory which will allow you to get to their websites.
http:// www. herpvetconnection. com /texas. shtml
Take all the spaces out. If it does not work, I will pm you the address.
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