Sweet Potato “Tater”
Sweet Potato "Tater"
Species: Loggerhead sea turtle (Caretta caretta)
Arrival Date: May 2, 2023
Stranding Location: Stuart, FL
Admission Weight: 104 lbs.
Current Weight: 104 lbs.
Initial Condition: Flipper injury
Sweet Potato “Tater” is a sub-adult found in Stuart with a flipper injury. Dr. Barron amputated the right rear flipper at the knee joint. Currently on antibiotics and pain medication.
Patient requires continued treatment but is progressing well.
Minor adjustments have been made to the patient's treatment.
Patient is off all medications.
5/12/2023 - New patient.