Sea Turtle Hospital Patient – Yarra
Patient Status: Current.
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.