Patient Status: Released on September 5, 2018.
Date Found: May 31, 2018.
Location Found: Homosassa, FL.
Reason for Rescue: Transfer from a local vet clinic.
WEIGHT: 2.59 kg (5.71 lbs).
EXAM FINDINGS: Quiet and alert; good body condition; small puncture wound behind head on neck. Lungs were over-inflated with a large amount of GI gas. Swim test showed buoyancy in the back end but able to take deep breaths.
INITIAL TREATMENT: Received fluids and vitamins.
Yarra is a green sea turtle that was found on May 31, 2018, in Homosassa, FL. She was transferred to Clearwater Marine Aquarium from a vet clinic after she was found floating. She has some very small fibropapilloma tumors.
NAMING THEME: Cheese.
6/4/18 – Large amount of GI air.
6/8/18 – Improved gas pattern but still moderate gas in GI and some ingesta.
6/19/18 – Buoyancy still present.
6/21/18 – Started on oral meds.
6/28/18 – Determined she has mild to moderate GI gas with ingesta.
7/5/18 – Resolved buoyancy.
7/7/18 – Diet was increased.
7/19/18 – Iron supplements were discontinued. Elevated white blood cells.
8/2/18 – Weight increased and blood work is getting checked for abnormalities. Healing well.
All marine turtle footage taken in Florida was obtained with the approval of the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) under conditions not harmful to marine turtles. Footage was acquired while conducting authorized conservation activities pursuant to FWC MTP-18-172.