Has anyone tried this

mike taylor

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Was reading on another red foot page .They claim this can heal a abscess in tortoises ears . If you have any information on this I'd gladly like the hear about it .

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This is what our friend, Wiki, has to say about it:

In the 21st century, studies have shown that the beneficial effects of Copaiba are due to its anti-inflammatory, anti-tumor, anti-tetanus, antiseptic and antihemorrhagic properties.

I can't say yay or nay because I've not tried it, however, the ear abscess is a pocket of hardened pus. It seems to me that the pus has to be expressed in order to get rid of it. Maybe the copaiba kills the infection, but then how do you get rid of that pus? It's hard, so can't be resorbed by the body, can it?

I occasionally take in a turtle with ear abscesses. I'll order a bottle of the stuff and give it a try next time.
 

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Sounds good Yvonne. I like to try to fix my shelled friends safely with no cutting . I've never had to deal with an abscess. So I have no clue.
 
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