On 12 July 2013, an adult female loggerhead sea turtle Caretta caretta with an almost complete longitudinal carapace fracture was observed nesting and returning to sea at João Barrosa beach, Boa Vista, Cape Verde Islands. Due to the evident fracture instability and the likelihood of subsequent system infection development, an intervention was plann...
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... surveillance was increased during the most likely nesting days to maximize the possibility of detecting the female. Loggerheads of the Boa Vista population usually nest 4-6 times every 14-18 days. Eventually, the animal was found back on the same beach on 3 September 2013, 53 days after the first encounter (Fig. 2). After nesting and laying 83 eggs, the turtle was placed in a large plastic container in a wet, calm and clean environment. Following veterinary advice, wound cleaning and medication administration was performed on a daily basis during 12 days. Physical examination of the sea turtle suggested that it was strong enough to overcome ...
ABS TRACT In this review, it is aimed to evaluate the surgical problems encountered in the sea turtle and the surgical treatment methods applied, with a general view. Six of the seven species described as sea turtles were listed as endangered species by the International Union for Conservation of Nature. Because of the tendency of the population to decline in many regions, the studies that enable the sea turtles to be left in their natural environment by treatment applications gain importance. Classical surgical interventions can be preferred according to various features such as clinical pathology, localization, size and occasionally endoscopic methods are also utilized. In this study; concise information were compiled from many resources, about examination, preoperative care, anesthesia, surgical methods, postoperative care and important considerations of surgical procedures. In this context, issues about current applications and developments in sea turtles such as; esophagostomy tube placement, esophagotomy, prefemoral fossa seliotomy, axillary fossa celiotomy, plastron osteotomy, supraplastronal approach, endoscopic prefemoral oophorectomy and salpingectomy, cloacal and penis prolapse surgical applications, intestinal obstructions due to fishy needles and hooks, eye lesions, tumoral formations, maintenance, fracture repair, amputation and shell injuries were presented. As a result, with this review; a comprehensive resource has been provided to guide veterinarians related to the subject by compiling them with a holistic and general view, such as surgical methods with various indications in sea turtles, surgical approaches from different regions, before and after.