Treble

Species: Loggerhead Sea Turtle
(Caretta caretta)

Arrival Date
: May 7, 2016
Stranding Location: Juno Beach, Florida

Initial Weight
: 90.95 lbs.
Current Weight: 93.85 lbs.

Issue: Fishing Line and Hook Ingestion
Current Condition: Released

Admission Note:

Treble is a sub-adult loggerhead sea turtle that was hooked at the Juno Beach Pier. Radiographs revealed a jay hook in the mouth and a small treble hook in the lower esophagus. The jay hook in the mouth was successfully removed. Surgery was performed to remove the deeply embedded treble hook but was not able to remove it. We will be monitoring the turtle to see if the hook will pass on its own. The turtle was dry docked for several days in the hospital to allow the incision to heal. Once the turtle was placed it water, it started eating right away. Treble started receiving fluids and antibiotics as prescribed by the veterinarian.

PROGRESS KEY:

Sea_turtle_icon(green) This turtle is progressing well and responding to therapy as desired.

Sea_turtle_icon(yellow)There is a minor issue that we are working to resolve.

Sea_turtle_icon(red)More details to follow.

PROGRESS NOTES:

10/26/2016 Sea_turtle_icon(green)Released October 25th.

10/20/2016 Sea_turtle_icon(green)Cleared for release. The release is tentatively scheduled for October 25th on Juno Beach behind Loggerhead Park. Updates will be posted on our Facebook page.

10/14/2016 Sea_turtle_icon(green)Treble’s white cell count has remained normal and all antibiotics have been discontinued.

9/29/2016 Sea_turtle_icon(green)

9/22/2016 Sea_turtle_icon(green)

9/14/2016 Sea_turtle_icon(green)

9/07/2016 Sea_turtle_icon(green) White cell count is now within a normal range.

9/01/2016 Sea_turtle_icon(green) Treble’s white cell count has returned to normal. The antibiotics have been reduced.

8/25/2016 Sea_turtle_icon(yellow)White cell count has improved slightly, but is still elevated.

8/17/2016 Sea_turtle_icon(yellow)Elevated white cell count.

8/11/2016 Sea_turtle_icon(yellow)Elevated white cell count.

8/7/2016 – Treble’s white cell count would not go into the normal range. The antibiotics have been changed to help resolve the issue.

7/7/2016 – Treble’s appetite has improved. The white cell count remains slightly elevated, so the treatment plan has been modified.

6/8/2016 – Treble has an elevated white cell count. The treatment plan has been changed. Treble has been eating but has not been consistent.

5/7/2016 – Treble is a sub-adult loggerhead sea turtle that was hooked at the Juno Beach Pier. Radiographs revealed a jay hook in the mouth and a small treble hook in the lower esophagus. The jay hook in the mouth was successfully removed. Surgery was performed to remove the deeply embedded treble hook but was not able to remove it. We will be monitoring the turtle to see if the hook will pass on its own. The turtle was dry docked for several days in the hospital to allow the incision to heal. Once the turtle was placed it water, it started eating right away. Treble started receiving fluids and antibiotics as prescribed by the veterinarian.

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