Green (Chelonia mydas)

Age Class Juvenile
Gender Unknown
Date Stranded December 12, 2016
Location of Stranding Holmes Beach, Manatee County
Date of Arrival December 12, 2016
Number of Days of Care 53 days

Final Disposition



12/12/2016  Animal was found stuck up in some mud flats in Holmes Beach.  Animal was transported to Mote and diagnostics were performed including a physical exam, blood work, and radiographs.  Radiographs showed gas in the GI tract.  Animal was started on subcutaneous fluids and injectable antibiotics.  Placed in a rehab. tank with low water level; right side of animal's body floats when in water. 

12/14/2016  Summer ate a small amount of food offered.

12/20/2016  Summer is no longer showing any interest in eating.  Animal is not defecating, is very inactive, and continues to float.  Currently treating with subcutaneous fluids, injectable antibiotic, mineral oil enemas, and GI motility medication. 

12/23/2016  Radiographs show slight decrease in gas in intestines and some evidence of GI movement. 

01/07/2017  Summer has yet to defecate on her own, so treatments continue.  Animal had stopped eating for a couple weeks, but is now starting to eat a small amount of food offered.

01/27/2017   Summer is much more active and is eating well, but has yet to defecate a substantial amount on her own.

02/03/2017  Due to poor prognosis and lack of physical improvement Summer was humanely euthanzied.

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