Davidc wrote:Please just keep a eye on that wound. Those CF lights have nasty powder in them that could cause problems.
Blet wrote:When suturing skin in reptiles, make sure an everting pattern is used to avoid inverting (rolling in) of the wound edges. Also leave the sutures in for +-3mths as apposed to the usual 10-14d in mammals and birds. Instead of Baytril (requires daily injections), consider Amikacin or Ceftazidime...injected only every 72h and a lot less stressful. I must admit, fresh clean, relatively uncontaminated wounds less than 6h old, I would suture. Anything soiled or older and then classed as dirty/contaminated, I dont. These I would treat as open wounds (clean daily with Chlorhexidine or Povodine Iodine) and pack afterwards with Silbecor or similar cream. Close with dry swabs and anything non-sticky (Vetflex or Vetrap) thereafter. The swab will remove any loose debris and necrotic tissue every time you change it. Eventually you'll have a good granulation tissue bed and this you can then safely and happily suture (or, as I often do, leave open to dry and scar). This method works well and seldom, if ever, require antibiotics. It will take time and scar, but that is certainly of minor concern.
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