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CASPER
LOGGERHEAD

Caretta caretta

Juvenile

  ADMIT
MAY 17, 2003
 RELEASED JUNE 08, 2005
Weight 25.0 kg  75.5 kg
SCL: 68.0 *ccl
 73.6 cm
SCW: 65.7 *ccw
 63.0 cm
THE STRANDING Found with swallowed hook, line protruding from mouth.
THE TREATMENT
May 21, 2003
The turtle was placed under anesthesia on site by Dr. Craig Harms and the hook was removed.
JULY 2003 Casper has been restarted on fortaz due to breathing difficulties and a lump on the glottis.
Winter 2003 Casper was taken to the NC State School of Veterinary Medicine to have the lump removed.  Testing revealed that the Casper has FP, a usually fatal disease, particularly when internal.  For more on the horrible disease, please visit www.turtles.org or www.turtlehospital.org.
SEPT  2004
MAY 05

Casper will return to the vet school to exam the glottis and determine if the FP has returned.  If Casper is FP free she will be released in June.

Casper check up was great.  Her throat looks heathly and she wiil be released June 05