Turkish Journal of Veterinary & Animal Sciences
The aim of this study was to describe the morphology and results of treatment of an iguana’s oral abscess. A case of unilateral oral abscesses with tooth loss in a male green iguana (Iguana iguana) was presented. Gingival necrosis and a pocket of caseous yellow-gray pus were visible in the soft tissues. Some cranial teeth were found loose within the necrotic tissue. Radiographic study showed decreased bone density. Treatment of the abscess involved opening up the pus-filled abscess and manually cleaning it out. The bacteriology confirmed a culture of Pseudomonas aeruginosa sensitive to enrofloxacin, gentamicin, and chloramphenicol.
Green iguana, bacterial infections, abscess, morphology
CHAPRAZOV, TZVETAN; DIMITROV, ROSEN; and YOVCHEVA, KAMELIA STAMATOVA
"Oral abscess associated with cranial tooth loss in green iguana (Iguana iguana),"
Turkish Journal of Veterinary & Animal Sciences: Vol. 37:
5, Article 23.
Available at: https://journals.tubitak.gov.tr/veterinary/vol37/iss5/23