Species: Green sea turtle (Chelonia mydas)
Arrival Date: May 16, 2019
Stranding Location: Vero Beach, FL
Initial Weight: 4.71 lbs.
Current Weight: 4.18 lbs.
Snickers is a juvenile green sea turtle patient that was found washed ashore in Vero Beach. The turtle has wounds due to an unknown trauma to its neck, plastron, and flippers that will be treated topically with betadine. Snickers will receive antibiotics andbe monitored closely as we treat its injuries.
This turtle is progressing well and responding to therapy as desired.
There is a minor issue that we are working to resolve.
More details to follow.
06/13/2019 - Snickers’ white count is down to normal.
06/06/2019 - Snickers’ white count is coming down and most of the wounds have completely healed.
05/30/2019 - Snickers’s white count has gone up, so its treatment regimen was changed.
05/23/2019 - Snickers is beginning to respond to treatment.
05/16/2019 - New patient