Comet

Date Stranded: February 15, 2020

Reason for Stranding

Unknown

Patient History

Stranded in tide line near Mile Marker 9 covered in algae.

March 2020- Currently receiving Ceftazidime (antibiotic), Vitamin B to promote appetite/energy, fluids for hydration, and Vitamin K to help with some blood clotting issues. Comet has had an intermittent appetite since arriving at our hospital so we closely monitor Comet’s appetite each day. We offer Comet live prey (blue crabs) a few times a week to try to encourage natural predation behavior.

Patient Injuries

No visible wounds, sand in mouth. X-rays, blood, and turtle’s body condition are all normal.

Patient Treatments

Fluids, antibiotics, Vitamin B

Ways to help Comet's Recovery

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