Oh no poor baby
Did the snake recover?
Isn’t that an old youtube video? I swear I have seen this before.
This video is from the Small Animal Specialist Hospital, and there was very little information in the videos description so I’m unsure of how it is doing as of today.
I’ll see what I can find.
I love how you can see that the python is intubated via the glottis, but how far separated the respiratory and gustatory openings are!! Love this!!! I’ve heard monitoring for plane of anesthesia (like how deep under they are) is difficult, because you can’t test palpebral reflex (eyelid blinkiness), etc. But you can do jaw tone & tongue pull. I’ve had to do procedures where you have to (briefly) disconnect the gas anesthesia, and it’s nerve wracking.
You know I watched this a good few times, and not until you mentioned it did I notice that pipe. I just assumed it was something keeping the pythons mouth open.
It would be extremely cool to see this type of stuff more often (the vet work, not the snake choking). I could see myself watching a lot of a reptile equivalent to Matt Carrikers - Vet Ranch on YouTube.
Especially if it was forum member doing the videos and did a Q&A on here afterwards.
The Q&A would be the best part
Agreed! I wish I could help, but I don’t know any herp vets well enough (yet) to try and rope them in.