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Back in October Scritchy had a large lump on the bottom of her throat on the right side. The vet surgically removed it (because he thought it was a tumor rather than just an abscess) but a few days ago the lump returned. I put her back on antibiotics and tonight the abscess burst (I think.) She's always very squirmy so it's really hard to get a good look/picture. The head of the abscess looks dark red/black and I did find a bit of blood on the white cloth she plays on sometimes when she's out of the cage. It's only been a few days but I've never seen a burst abscess before (the vet stitched her up after removing the lump) so I dont know if it's necrotic, or infected or anything. Sorry for the blurry pictures. She's very camera shy.

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That looks like a typical burst abcess to me, the vet should have been able to tell you post surgery if the Othery one was an abcess or tumour.

You need to keep flushing it and keep it open, the ****** gunk is puss abs that needs to dry out and heal from the inside out not get trapped behind a scab. If the last one was an abcess as well i would ask the vet to put her on amoxycillin as well as the abcess had reoccured so may be a complicated one
 

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I think the abscess returned because when he opened and removed it, he believes it was a tumor so he stitched her back up right after ( rather than giving the abscess time to heal from the inside out. She's on baytril right now.
 

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I've read that baytril may not be strong enough, and doesn't penetrate into the pus are of abscesses. There are other antibiotics taht are MUCH better to use. But Baytril is not a good one to treat an abscess. Probably amoxicillin in best. Sorry I can't be more help. That's all I remember reading for now. I hope your girl heals well soon and it doesn't come back! I'm sure someone with more knowledge will chime in on it.
 

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i would try and soak that scab of. There's still clearly swelling behind it so there is still puss. Hot compresses and twice daily flushing should help alongside good antibiotics
 
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