Dory

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Dory

Species: Green sea turtle
(Chelonia mydas)

Arrival Date
: July 25, 2016
Stranding Location: Dubois Park

Initial Weight
: 9.2 lbs.
Current Weight: 9.70 lbs.

Issue: Infection
Current Condition: Released.

ADMISSION NOTE:

Dory was found repeatedly crashing into a sea wall at Dubois Park in Jupiter late in the evening.  Bloodwork and radiographs have not shown any definitive diagnosis.  There is an old healed injury to the carapace that may have been caused by a boat strike.  The turtle is currently eating very well and enjoys a diet of squid, shrimp and capelin.  We will continue to monitor Dory closely with repeated bloodwork and observation as we determine the cause for stranding.

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:

02/08/2017 Sea_turtle_icon(green)Dory was released at Coral Cove Park on February 2nd.

01/25/2017 Sea_turtle_icon(green)

01/12/2017 Sea_turtle_icon(green)The turtle has completed treatment for coccidia and will be tested next week to determine how successful treatment was.

01/04/2017 Sea_turtle_icon(green)Undergoing treatment for coccidia.

12/29/2016 Sea_turtle_icon(green)

12/21/2016 Sea_turtle_icon(green)

12/14/2016 Sea_turtle_icon(green)

12/09/2016 Sea_turtle_icon(green)The turtle was treated for fecal parasites, and we are now waiting for follow-up tests.

11/30/2016 Sea_turtle_icon(green)

11/23/2016 Sea_turtle_icon(green)

11/17/2016 Sea_turtle_icon(green)

11/10/2016 Sea_turtle_icon(green)Dory has received a PIT tag and is now off all medications.

11/02/2016 Sea_turtle_icon(green)All of Dory’s medications have been discontinued. The turtle will be PIT tagged later today.

10/26/2016 Sea_turtle_icon(green)

10/20/2016 Sea_turtle_icon(green)

10/14/2016 Sea_turtle_icon(green)Dory’s white cell count has been variable, but is mostly near normal. The turtle is continuing on antibiotics.

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)

9/01/2016 Sea_turtle_icon(green)Dory is improving and eating aggressively. There is evidence of infection as seen with an elevated white cell count. The turtle is on antibiotics.

8/25/2016 – Sea_turtle_icon(green)

8/17/2016 – Sea_turtle_icon(green)

8/11/2016 – Sea_turtle_icon(green)

7/25/2016 – Dory was found repeatedly crashing into a sea wall at Dubois Park in Jupiter late in the evening.  Bloodwork and radiographs have not shown any definitive diagnosis.  There is an old healed injury to the carapace that may have been caused by a boat strike.  The turtle is currently eating very well and enjoys a diet of squid, shrimp and capelin.  We will continue to monitor Dory closely with repeated bloodwork and observation as we determine the cause for stranding.