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Yesterday.. UGH

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Posted by: PHRatz at Fri Oct 5 13:26:48 2007  [ Report Abuse ] [ Email Message ] [ Show All Posts by PHRatz ]  
   

I teach a lab animal class at the local college in the vet-tech program. My vet now officially has a tax excempt animal sanctuary and she's so generous about letting the classes come over to her hospital to observe.
Yesterday she showed me a young sulcata that was maybe 3 years old & it was just pitiful...
It's not her sulcata it's a patient, the owner has been feeding the poor thing nothing but straw, not even hay just straw so it's plastron feels like a sponge. There is zero nutrition in straw.
The baby has a blockage that she can't remove because in the poor state it's in it can't be given anesthesia right now.

I don't know who the owner is but she said the person has had this baby for 2 years & oh my gosh I have just never seen one in such horrible shape. She's got it eating real food on it's own right now so- that's an improvement but she didn't hold out much hope that it's going to make it through this.
If I find out any updates on this one I'll post it but I have a feeling the update later will be that it didn't live.
Seeing that baby really bummed me out for the day.
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