New owner, Rescued beardie, ADV, Gout?

Bossmare101

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Valkyrie
Hello Everyone! I have been watching this website for quiet some time and finally decided it was time to join!
I will attach photos of setup as well as my baby Valkyrie.
I adopted Valkyrie on 2/25/22 from petco due to her being returned to them because of feeding and feces issues. I got her home and she was eattting great but I noticed her poop was not normal looking at all. Solid bugs, extremely watery ect. I am a vet tech at my local clinic but unfortunately we do not see reptiles but I was able to run a fecal from my place. She was loaded with pin worms and a few other worms that I was not familiar with. I called the nearest reptile hospital and they got her in that day.
Dr said her exam was normal and she prescribed the following. While there they recommended testing for ADV, which I agreed to. Later that week I got the news that she was positive. Vet explained all about the virus and we will treat as or if symptoms occur.
Tribrissen 48mg 0.07ml every 24 hours for 2 days, then every 48 hours for 21 days, then recheck fecal (in the process of results)
Liquid panacur 0.05ml every 14 days for 4 doses.
I have been doing all these faithfully and her feces has greatly improved. Her appetite is amazing.
10 days later, I am back at the vet because I noticed her limping. My cat jumped on her tank breaking her screen. When I found her she was ok, looked a bit shakin up but nothing out of the ordinary until I seen her walk.
Vet noticed her limb was swollen and wanted to do xrays. I agreed and thankfully nothing was broken. She prescribed meloxicam 1.5mg 0.01ml every 24 hours for 3 days for inflammation. This issue occurred 3/10/22.
As of today Valkyrie is great....No limp but besides having a puffy front right wrist and back right wrist/toe.
I have been researching all over and I'm leaning towards gout. I have access to 300mg allopurinol but want to make sure I dose her properly. Any help is much appreciated!
Her diet
If anything is off please let me know!
She is around 6 mos...est
She loves dubia roaches (around 15 daily medium)
Crickets (10 -15 medium daily)
Bsfl(10 every other day, she is not big on them)
Blue worms ( one medium once a week, not big on these either)
Wax worms ( 5 once a week, her favorite)
All the greens she could eat. She loves her veggies!!
Collard greens
Butternut squash
Mustard greens
Escarole
Parsley
Turnips
Her enclosure
Her basking side (which she hardly leaves) is always between 90°/95°
Cold side is 75°/80°
At night lights go off and we have a non heating ceramic light that keeps the temp right at 70°
Her humidity is always between 25%-30%
Tank size is 40gal.
I think I got everything! Please let me know if I didn't. Thanks in advance
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Bossmare101

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Valkyrie
Hello,

Great, the basking temperatures of 98 is fine, no problem.
As far as the amount of cherry juice, 1ml daily should be fine. That is great she seems to like
the juice.
Oh so she prefers the rocks to bask on instead of the wood stump? Perhaps it just gets warmer
for her than the wood? A lot of dragons love wood. I guess she is more comfortable!
Wow she should perk up really well with the new T5 tube you got her. Did you get the Reptisun 10
or the Arcadia D3 12%?
Sure, just let me know when you get the Allopurinol in.

Tracie
The allopurinol just arrived
 

Bossmare101

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Beardie name(s)
Valkyrie
Hello,

Great that the allopurinol got there for you. What is your dragon's weight again & the strength
is 300mg tablets?
Are you mixing it with water & agave syrup?

Tracie
It would be mixed with water as a slurry.
She is on the following meds
Tribrissen 48 mg 0.07ml every 48 hours.
Panacur 0.05ml every 14 days
Meloicam 1.5mg 0.01ml when I feel she needs it. She did get some this am because I feel as if her wrist has gotten worse.
Valkyrie weight as of today is 149grams.
The Allopurinol strength is 300mg
 

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Drache613

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Hello,

The dose would be .01ml. The strength is 300mg/ml, correct?
That is what I calculated it at so let me know that is correct. How is she doing today?
I hope she doesn't get any worse, because swelling is definitely not comfortable for them.

Tracie
 

Bossmare101

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Beardie name(s)
Valkyrie
Hello,

The dose would be .01ml. The strength is 300mg/ml, correct?
That is what I calculated it at so let me know that is correct. How is she doing today?
I hope she doesn't get any worse, because swelling is definitely not comfortable for them.

Tracie
She seems to be comfortable. She eatting great. The allopurinol is in pill form unfortunately. So im not sure how to dose it properly. Here is a pic of what I have exactly.
 

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Drache613

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Hello,

Oh ok. How many tablets are there in the bottle?
I get it, each tablet is 300mg. Ok, no problem. Sorry, I forgot you mentioned mixing it. This is super
easy. Do you have any organic Karo syrup or organic Agave? It suspends better in that, than just
plain water, but, if all you have is water that is ok too. Do you have a way to crush it into fine powder?
A mortar & pestal works pretty well. You will need to crush up 3 tablets, which will be 900mgs. Mix that
with 15mls of distilled water & 15mls of either karo syrup (organic only!) or agave syrup. This mixture
will yield a 3% solution or a solution with a strength of 30mgs/ml.
Does the vet want a dose of 10mg/kg or 20mg/kg or did he specify?
Let me know what dose the vet wants her on & I will dose for you.

Tracie
 

Bossmare101

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Original Poster
Beardie name(s)
Valkyrie
Hello,

Oh ok. How many tablets are there in the bottle?
I get it, each tablet is 300mg. Ok, no problem. Sorry, I forgot you mentioned mixing it. This is super
easy. Do you have any organic Karo syrup or organic Agave? It suspends better in that, than just
plain water, but, if all you have is water that is ok too. Do you have a way to crush it into fine powder?
A mortar & pestal works pretty well. You will need to crush up 3 tablets, which will be 900mgs. Mix that
with 15mls of distilled water & 15mls of either karo syrup (organic only!) or agave syrup. This mixture
will yield a 3% solution or a solution with a strength of 30mgs/ml.
Does the vet want a dose of 10mg/kg or 20mg/kg or did he specify?
Let me know what dose the vet wants her on & I will dose for you.

Tracie
Sorry I haven't been able to respond! Thank you so much for this info! Valkyrie has got worse in terms of the size of her swelling. I have also noticed it has started on her other front wrist and a tiny bit on her right rear joint. She has a appointment tomorrow at 2:40pm est with our vet. She is still in great spirits, eatting, drinking, eatting her veggies. She has even been moving more as well. Fingers crossed 🤞 🙏 I will keep everyone updated
 

Bossmare101

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Valkyrie
Sounds like you're trying really hard, gonna be a great dragon parent! Good for you, I appreciate anyone who can take advice and cares! Hang in there, she's beautiful!
Thank you so much! I really needed to hear that! I'm pouring my heart into this baby. Im just so paranoid that I'm not doing everything I can.
 

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