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Diagnosis and management of intestinal partial obstruction in a loggerhead turtle (Caretta caretta).
J Zoo Wildl Med. 2013 Jun; 44(2):457-61.JZ

Abstract

A loggerhead sea turtle (Caretta caretta) was suspected of ingesting rubber suction cups during rehabilitation following a cold-stun event. Survey radiographs were inconclusive. Computed tomography (CT) was performed to determine whether the objects had been ingested after traditional radiographs failed to resolve the material. The items were identified, and a partial obstruction was diagnosed. The case was managed with medical therapy using white petrolatum and light mineral oil administered to the turtle in fish for 3 wk. The CT exam was repeated 2 wk into the therapy. A persistent partial obstruction was identified; however, progression of the foreign objects through the intestinal tract was evident and continued medical mangement was deemed appropriate. The foreign bodies were passed with feces 26 days after ingestion.

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National Marine Life Center, 120 Main Street, P.O. Box 269, Buzzards Bay, Massachusetts 02532-0269, USA. rwilliams@nmlc.orgNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info available

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Case Reports
Journal Article
Research Support, U.S. Gov't, Non-P.H.S.

Language

eng

PubMed ID

23805566

Citation

Williams, Sea Rogers, et al. "Diagnosis and Management of Intestinal Partial Obstruction in a Loggerhead Turtle (Caretta Caretta)." Journal of Zoo and Wildlife Medicine : Official Publication of the American Association of Zoo Veterinarians, vol. 44, no. 2, 2013, pp. 457-61.
Williams SR, Dennison S, Dunnigan B, et al. Diagnosis and management of intestinal partial obstruction in a loggerhead turtle (Caretta caretta). J Zoo Wildl Med. 2013;44(2):457-61.
Williams, S. R., Dennison, S., Dunnigan, B., Moore, B., Nicholson, J., Zagzebski, K., Ketten, D., Cramer, S., & Arruda, J. (2013). Diagnosis and management of intestinal partial obstruction in a loggerhead turtle (Caretta caretta). Journal of Zoo and Wildlife Medicine : Official Publication of the American Association of Zoo Veterinarians, 44(2), 457-61.
Williams SR, et al. Diagnosis and Management of Intestinal Partial Obstruction in a Loggerhead Turtle (Caretta Caretta). J Zoo Wildl Med. 2013;44(2):457-61. PubMed PMID: 23805566.
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TY - JOUR T1 - Diagnosis and management of intestinal partial obstruction in a loggerhead turtle (Caretta caretta). AU - Williams,Sea Rogers, AU - Dennison,Sophie, AU - Dunnigan,Bridget, AU - Moore,Brian, AU - Nicholson,Joanne, AU - Zagzebski,Kathy, AU - Ketten,Darlene, AU - Cramer,Scott, AU - Arruda,Julie, PY - 2013/6/29/entrez PY - 2013/6/29/pubmed PY - 2013/7/19/medline SP - 457 EP - 61 JF - Journal of zoo and wildlife medicine : official publication of the American Association of Zoo Veterinarians JO - J Zoo Wildl Med VL - 44 IS - 2 N2 - A loggerhead sea turtle (Caretta caretta) was suspected of ingesting rubber suction cups during rehabilitation following a cold-stun event. Survey radiographs were inconclusive. Computed tomography (CT) was performed to determine whether the objects had been ingested after traditional radiographs failed to resolve the material. The items were identified, and a partial obstruction was diagnosed. The case was managed with medical therapy using white petrolatum and light mineral oil administered to the turtle in fish for 3 wk. The CT exam was repeated 2 wk into the therapy. A persistent partial obstruction was identified; however, progression of the foreign objects through the intestinal tract was evident and continued medical mangement was deemed appropriate. The foreign bodies were passed with feces 26 days after ingestion. SN - 1042-7260 UR - http://bjp.sagepub.unboundmedicine.com/medline/citation/23805566/Diagnosis_and_management_of_intestinal_partial_obstruction_in_a_loggerhead_turtle__Caretta_caretta__ L2 - https://doi.org/10.1638/2011-0179R1.1 DB - PRIME DP - Unbound Medicine ER -