Is this tail rot?

Raybob80

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Just noticed a black brittle tail end, which I have seen before that has gone away this time the very end broke off and she didn’t have pain when I was touching it. Makes me think it’s the very early beginning of tail rot. I realized my UVB light might be old and I had a friend take care of her for a couple weeks maybe giving her too much apple. Thinking of going to the vet, but have also heard of soaking the tail in betadine. If it’s tail rot I feel I caught it early but I don’t want to skimp on the vet visit if it would help.
 

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KarrieRee

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Hiccup he is 5 and Blaze is 3
Just noticed a black brittle tail end, which I have seen before that has gone away this time the very end broke off and she didn’t have pain when I was touching it. Makes me think it’s the very early beginning of tail rot. I realized my UVB light might be old and I had a friend take care of her for a couple weeks maybe giving her too much apple. Thinking of going to the vet, but have also heard of soaking the tail in betadine. If it’s tail rot I feel I caught it early but I don’t want to skimp on the vet visit if it would help.
Is there red on the end? I would get some raw unpasteurized honey it -- it will kill infection and just watch it it needs to scab over -- if the tail starts to turn black and starts moving up the tail then a vet visit is in order
 

Raybob80

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Thanks for the reply, yes there is red on the end does that mean there is blood flow and it’s ok or is that a bad sign?
 

Raybob80

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Thanks so much! Should I do the betadine soak or neosporin without the pain additive treatments or just let it scab over as you suggested?
 

KarrieRee

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Hiccup he is 5 and Blaze is 3
Thanks so much! Should I do the betadine soak or neosporin without the pain additive treatments or just let it scab over as you suggested?
You can do both --- the honey is going to stop any infection -- once it scabs over I wouldnt do any more bathing --
 

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