A Medical Field Trip for Turtle #67

Written on January 23, 2014 by Staff Veterinarian

securing turtle #67 for his CT.

Prior to his scan, “Kaboom” was secured to the CT table.

The New England Aquarium was at Mass Vet recently with a rescued Kemp’s ridley sea turtle who hasn’t been recovering from his ailments as well as the other turtles he was rescued with. The New England Aquarium Rescue Team blogged about the visit and posted some pictures. Take a look and follow the link below for more information.

Turtle #067, or “Kaboom” Goes to Mass Vet

We are now in the midst of rehabilitating endangered sea turtles that washed up on Cape Cod beaches this fall, incapacitated with hypothermia and other ailments.

  • This year beach walkers rescued nearly 90 turtles.
  • The turtles were treated at the Aquarium’s Animal Care Center in Quincy, Mass., and many were moved to partnering rescue facilities to make room for more patients.
  • Right now there are more than 40 turtles treatment at the Aquarium’s facilities—mostly Kemp’s ridley sea turtles and some loggerhead and green sea turtles.
Scanning "Kaboom" New England Aquarium rescue turtle

“Kaboom” anesthetized and secured, undergoing his CT Scan at Mass Vet

This post follows one turtle on a special trip for advanced medical imaging.

Recently one of our turtles, #067 a.k.a. Kaboom, underwent a CT scan procedure at the Massachusetts Veterinary Referral Hospital in Woburn, MA.

Read the rest of the post, see pictures from the procedures and more here on the New England Aquarium Rescue Team blog.


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