This was a pus-filled mandibular tooth root abscess that
originated from one
of the lower incisor teeth of this particular lemur.
Once again we'd like to thank Dr. Kramer from Avian & Exotic
Clinic for his dedication and expertise in treating exotic animals.
The lemur was anesthetized ( ketamine
/ medetomidine / isoflurane), the abscess was incised,
a sample was taken for bacteriology
(culture), pus was cleaned and flushed out, and the incision
was left open to drain. The loose incisor tooth that was
associated with the abscess was easily extracted. The anesthesia
was reversed and the animal recovered well. Antibiotics
and anti-inflammatories were administered by injection,
and the lemur was then placed on a course of oral antibiotics
for 10 days.