Mamba

Date Stranded: January 27, 2020

Reason for Stranding

Possible Predator Attacks

Patient History

Visitors found Mamba covered in sand and algae washed up in the tide line five miles north of County Beach Access #6.

March 2020- Currently receiving Ceftazidime (antibiotic), Vitamin B to promote appetite/energy, and fluids for hydration. We recently discontinued Vitamin C and Meloxicam. Every 3 days, Mamba gets medications, cold laser therapy (to promote wound healing), debridement (gently cleaning of the wounds), and topical medications such as Silver Sulfadiazine cream or honey. Mamba’s wounds are healing well! We offer Mamba live prey (blue crabs) a few times a week to try to encourage natural predation behavior.

Feb 2020- Currently receiving Ceftazidime (anti-biotic), Vitamin B (promotes appetite/energy), Vitamin C (promotes wound healing), Meloxicam (anti-inflammatory), and fluids (for hydration). Every 3 days, Mamba gets medications, cold laser therapy (to promote wound healing), debridement (gently cleaning of the wounds), and topical medications such as Silver Sulfadiazine cream or honey.

Patient Injuries

Mamba has many half-moon shaped lacerations covering the body (possible teeth marks). More severe areas are under the right front flipper and under the neck. Mamba is also slightly skinny.

Patient Treatments

Fluids, antibiotics, Vitamin B (to increase energy and appetite), cold-laser therapy, anti- inflammatory medication, and topical medications such as Silver Sulfadiazine cream or honey.

Ways to help Mamba's Recovery

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