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    "Third shed, A Success" prattypus's Avatar
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    Abrupt lump after feeding?

    Alright- I got back from a two week class for work, and I enlisted my brother to feed the mouths in my place. He said there were no problems, but his eperience is even more limited than my own.

    I was re acclimating myself with my crawlies, but I noticed a rather sharp lump a few inches down my anery plains body. I asked what was fed, and he told me nightcrawlers, left in their compost, and some goldfish (I've already chewed is postier for this one- "well you said fish- I meant salmon in the freezer- that's a longer vent.)

    Have any of you ever seen this? This is also the same one that I snagged that lengthy thread-like worm from awhile back.

    I will post some pics- right now I am unpacking and looking for some prelim feedback

    Thanks.
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    Re: Abrupt lump after feeding?

    No call from me until I see a photo. How's the attitude and overall health?
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    Re: Abrupt lump after feeding?

    Very active and curious- Not to sound bad, but I hope it's the parasite as opposed to a break- I think that may be easier to treat.
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    Re: Abrupt lump after feeding?

    Watch what you wish for. Parasites are of the devil! I think I'd take a bloody beating for one of my snake rather then them having parasites. (I'm sure there are many who would give me that beating. Line forms on the right)
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    Re: Abrupt lump after feeding?




    Here are the best pics I can get. There is also a bit of an audible noise that I haven't heard before. Almost like a soft popping as she moves. I called into the vet but they aren't open until Tuesday. I will check tomorrow to see if any rep vets are working the holiday.
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    Re: Abrupt lump after feeding?

    that looks to me like something in the muscle and skin layers - either another worm or an abscess
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    Re: Abrupt lump after feeding?

    What was the course of treatment when the last worm was found?
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    Re: Abrupt lump after feeding?

    It was near her tail- and was coming through the skin- I pulled it out with a toothpick.
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    Re: Abrupt lump after feeding?

    Quote Originally Posted by prattypus View Post
    It was near her tail- and was coming through the skin- I pulled it out with a toothpick.
    Any follow-up meds? If not I would lean heavily towards a parasite.
    Steve
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    Re: Abrupt lump after feeding?

    Could be Plerozercoids caused by tapeworms and from what I treat quite difficult to treat medically.
    Keeping - 'Florida blue' sirtalis, concinnus, infernalis, parietalis, radix, marcianus and ocellatus.

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