Saturday, June 27, 2009

Clinic Update

The ward has been pretty busy for the last few weeks. With only the two managers, interns, occasional help by students on rotation and a handful of additional volunteers, there is a lot to do over the summer! As always there are some pretty interesting cases, including:

Snapping Turtle
Snapping turtle
Orphaned Groundhog
baby groundhog
Juvenile Cooper's Hawk
juvie coopers tx
Turtle with a Shell Fracture
This turtle presented with a significant shell fracture. We've attempted to surgically wire the shell back together. Turtles heal slowly, but these shell fracture repair surgeries are often successful. Turtle shells are made of bone, and if realigned correctly, will heal similar to any other broken bone.
During Surgery
turtle sx
After Surgery
turtle after sx

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