Snow Leopard

Snow Leopard
Snow Leopard cub (7 mos old) - Cape May County Zoo

Friday, February 15, 2013

Turtle Medicine

Ok, I freely admit this is NOT from my personal case files. It is from a colleague that I work with a few days a week.

So this turtle had an abscess.  The pictures below best show it:

Here is a good link for turtle owners:

What was very cool was seeing the doc give propofol INTO the sinus and slowly watching the turtle go to sleep. FYI, reptiles do everything slowly including heal.

But what was needed was to open this up and flush it out. So once the sedation had taken effect, this is what the outcome was:

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