EL TIGRE

Date Stranded: November 13, 2019
Date Released: June 11, 2020

Reason for Stranding

Cold- Stun

Patient History

When cold fronts move into the area, the water temperature can suddenly drop and cause the turtles to go into shock. El Tigre is one of 16 turtles that stranded due to the cold weather. Volunteers found El Tigre wedged in the rocks at the Boca Chica jetties.

Fun Fact: This is not El Tigre’s first visit to our hospital! This turtle was found stuck in the rocks at the Isla Blanca jetties on June 24th and was released July 7th.

March 2020- *continuing to get the same treatment as last month* No longer receiving any injectable medications. El Tigre arrived at our hospital with several deep, severe wounds. The wounds are healing well. Twice weekly, this turtle gets cold laser therapy (to promote wound healing), debridement (gently cleaning of the wounds), and topical medications such as Silver Sulfadiazine cream or honey.

Feb 2020- No longer receiving any injectable medications. El Tigre arrived at our hospital with several deep, severe wounds. The wounds are healing well. Twice weekly, this turtle gets cold laser therapy (to promote wound healing), debridement (gently cleaning of the wounds), and topical medications such as Silver Sulfadiazine cream or honey.

Jan 2020- El Tigre is doing well; good appetite and energy. Abrasions (wounds) slowly but surely healing up.

Patient Injuries

El Tigre was wedged so tightly in the rocks at the Boca Chica jetties that the lower shell fractured and severe scraping is present on the upper shell.

Patient Treatments

cold laser therapy, topical medications as Silver Sulfadiazine cream or honey.

Ways to help EL TIGRE's Recovery

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