Alleviation of a Gastrointestinal Tract Impaction in a Tortoise Using an Improvised Vibrating Massager

Nicholas, Emma; Warwick, Clifford
December 2011
Journal of Herpetological Medicine & Surgery;2011, Vol. 21 Issue 4, p93
Academic Journal
The article presents a study that used an improvised vibrating massager to mitigate the gastrointestinal tract impaction in tortoise. In the study a tortoise was hospitalized with acute anorexia and lethargy and analgesia was given intramuscularly. Further vibrational massage was applied on tortoise that reduced particulates and mass.


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