TITLE

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

AUTHOR(S)
Nicholas, Emma; Warwick, Clifford
PUB. DATE
December 2011
SOURCE
Journal of Herpetological Medicine & Surgery;2011, Vol. 21 Issue 4, p93
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
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.
ACCESSION #
85997551

 

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