Cracks or injuries to your turtle's shell are nothing to ignore. Even a small crack or tear can turn into a serious infection. Always check with your veterinarian on any injuries your turtle might sustain. Here is how a veterinarian may treat your turtle and get her back on her feet.
Traditional wound management in turtles, or chelonians, has generally consisted of surgical wound debridement by a veterinarian (removal of the dead tissue), followed by topical and systemic administration of antibiotics.