Neptune

Date Stranded: February 27, 2020

Reason for Stranding

Unknown

Patient History

Stranded in high tide line at City Access #8.

March 2020- Currently receiving Ceftazidime and Amikacin (antibiotics), Vitamin B to promotes appetite/energy, Iron dextran once weekly due to slight anemia, Vitamin K to help with some blood clotting issues, and fluids for hydration. Neptune has had an intermittent appetite since arriving at our hospital, but is now eating shrimp well every day! We offer Neptune live prey (blue crabs) a few times a week to try to encourage natural predation behavior.

Patient Injuries

Sand in mouth and nose, minor plastron abrasions, and exposed bone on carapace.

Patient Treatments

Fluids, antibiotics, Vitamin B

Ways to help Neptune's Recovery

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