Rehabilitation Intern Chris Gorman takes measurements on Butters, a juvenile green sea turtle patient. Every turtle that comes through our hospital gets a fecal examination to determine if they have any parasites and Butters tested positive for Caryospora, a protozoan parasite. To treat this issue, our rehab staff puts anti-parasitic medicine into pieces of squid that the turtles happily eat. Butters is almost done with the treatment! #seaturtlemedicine #parasites #caryospora #rehabinternsrock #butters
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