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HS
10-11-2007, 06:55 PM
Bobby had a tooth root abcess, adn the offending tooth was removed just over two weeks ago.
He's been on 0.5ml Baytril twice daily since then but unfortunately the abcess has filled back up with puss. I took him to the vet today, and the abcess is draining through his mouth :cry: which I suppose is good, as at least it's coming out.
The vet suggested that we might refer him to an exotic pet specialist in Leeds, where they may be able to scrape away some of the bone, but I'm not sure I want to subject him to it.
Any advice, or suggestions would be most welcome.

Jack's-Jane
10-11-2007, 07:04 PM
Has a culture been done from the abscess wall to identify the exact bacteria involved and therefore the most appropriate abx to prescribe?
Has a Skull Xray been taken to see if there is actually boney involvement (osteomyelitis) and if so how much?
Other abx have better bone penetration than Baytril. Aswell as Depocillin there is Oxytetracycline.
Baytril has no effect against anaerobic bacteria so is not really the best choice for a tooth root abscess
Personally I would not want to subject a Bun of mine to major jaw surgery before first establishing the extent of boney involvement and also starting the Bun on a more appropriate abx

Sending vibes for Bobby

Janex

HS
12-11-2007, 10:45 PM
Thanks Jane. I'll make sure I speak to the vet about this.
Ruby's had a small lump in her eyelid, which burst this morning, so she's back on antibiotics and eye drops, although the vet is hopeful we can clear it up fairly easily.
Poorly bunnies :cry:

BunnyBekkie
12-11-2007, 10:48 PM
Poor poorly buns!!

I hope they feel better soon

Sending vibes your way! xx

catswhiskas
12-11-2007, 11:28 PM
Vibes for your buns xxxxx

HS
12-11-2007, 11:31 PM
thank you. They're happy within themselves, but aren't too keen on the meds. Bobby's being a good boy and taking his nicely. Ruby's being a terror!

catswhiskas
13-11-2007, 12:11 AM
thank you. They're happy within themselves, but aren't too keen on the meds. Bobby's being a good boy and taking his nicely. Ruby's being a terror!

Caramel wasn't too impressed with her meds. It is all in the art of disguise with her. :roll: