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Thursday, September 22, 2011

Rare Turtle Gets CT Scan

In case you can't tell by some of the articles I find, I MISS zoo work so much!!!

Modern medicine for an ancient species

Updated 04:04 p.m., Thursday, September 22, 2011

In Stamford Wednesday, a prehistoric animal got a CT scan.
It was something to get your mind around.

Arizona, a Galapagos tortoise, has not been using his right hind leg, so his owners and veterinarian brought him to Cornell University Veterinary Specialists, which opened on Canal Street in January.

There, the 300-pound Arizona, whose species walked the earth with dinosaurs millions of years ago, was sedated and wearing an oxygen mask. A monitor beeped his heart rate, and the red crossbeams of a laser shined on his shell as a technician positioned the state-of-the-art scanner.

Arizona lay on the table that slid him toward the imaging tube but his shell, nearly 4 feet long, was too big to fit inside. So veterinarians and technicians backed him up to it and extended his injured leg for x-raying.

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