Someone in a herp discord server I’m in recently received a cane toad and it arrived in rough shape. They’re getting a refund from the seller, and were wondering how to help the toad as they are unable to get it to an exotics vet at this time. The toad isn’t eating and has a bunch of small wounds and one of it toes appears to have been bitten off.
I’ve stressed a vet visit for the toad, but unfortunately they won’t be able to get it in soon.
So far we’ve suggested neosporin without pain relief, which I know works with reptiles and another person has stated that it’s safe to use with cane toads
We’ve also suggested the smallest dose of panacur due to it coming in a powder form so it can be dusted on feeders to kill any internal parasites the toad might have due to cane toads being wild caught (the seller is also one of the known skeevy ones however they weren’t aware of this when they purchased the animal). I’ve heard of it being used to treat wild caught American Toads with success and it’s hard to overdose.
They’re setting up a quarantine tank with a worm dish incase the toad starts eating again (so far we’re assuming shipping stress is the cause of not eating).
Does anyone have any other suggestions for helping the toad?
They’ve given me permission to share pictures they’ve taken of the toad if anyone would like to see the injuries.