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  • Aural abscess, box turtle

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    Aural abscess, box turtle

    Aural abscesses represent middle ear infections in turtles. In box turtles, these abscesses are commonly associated with vitamin A deficiencies. This box turtle is being treated by lancing the tympanic membrane (note pus drainage) and flushing with an antibiotic solution.

    Courtesy of Dr. Roger Klingenberg.

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