Slider

Date Stranded: June 4, 2021

Reason for Stranding

Entanglement

Patient History

4.3 lb juvenile green
-SPI lifeguards saw the turtle struggling to dive on the channel side of the Isla Blanca jetties and were finally able to net the turtle after an hour of treading water
-the lifeguards named the turtle Slider because it kept “sliding out of their hands” during the rescue

Patient Injuries

-PE (physical exam): entangled in monofilament line around the neck and the right front flipper (both tightly wrapped inline), moderate plastron abrasions

Patient Treatments

in-house blood work within normal limits -started on Ceftazidime (antibiotic), Vit B Complex (appetite/energy) & Normosol (fluids) -also administered a dose of Meloxicam (pain/anti-inflammatory) due to entanglement -took 3-view x-rays

Ways to help Slider's Recovery

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