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Vets treat wild Grass snake

Vets treat wild Grass snake

Grass Snake treated by vets
 
On Friday 21st May 2010 one of Nine Mile Veterinary Hospital's clients presented a wild Grass snake which had become caught in some wire fencing in her garden. The wire had been removed by the owner and we checked for any injuries. The snake in question – lets call him ‘Jake’ – had some minor abrasions to his scales along his ventrum (tummy) but the main problem we could see were the presence of small fly-eggs. These were long, cylindrical, white in colour and only about 2mm in length – very difficult to see in other words! He had several under his scales and the main concern was the risk of fly-strike developing, especially given the presence of the minor wounds. We bathed the area with dilute hibiscrub solution, which is antibacterial, and removed as many of the eggs as we could see. We also gave him a small injection of ivermectin to kill any eggs that remained. As Jake was wild the lady who brought him in took him back to release into her garden and hopefully he will be ok.
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