World Turtle News, 11/08/2016
Nellie the Turtle back from the brink and out to sea
The turtle spent more than three years in care recovering from fibropapillomatosis [FP] which causes turtles to grow benign tumours throughout their body. “It can be fatal, especially if it develops internally,” Ms Gilbert says. “They can get tumours on their eyes and it blinds them. It can be a very slow, debilitating way to die.” CTRC and IDEXX Laboratories developed a vaccine to treat Nellie’s condition and administered it to the sea turtle across five weeks. Six months later Nellie’s tumours had disappeared but she remained in care for an extended period as a precaution. Click the link to read more…
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The impressed tortoise (Manouria impressa), occurs in mountainous forest areas in Southeast Asia in Burma, southern China, Thailand, Laos, Vietnam, Cambodia and Malaysia. The species has a golden brown shell and skin. Adults are much smaller than their relatives the Asian forest tortoise (Manouria emys), with a maximum size of 35 cm (14 in) carapace length.
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