World Turtle News, 07/05/2018
Vets try to fix turtle that lost its dive
“The CT confirmed a large amount of free gas in the turtle’s coelomic cavity,” Murdoch University veterinary radiologist Shona Reese said.
“Based on the imaging findings, there was evidence of a torn left-sided ligament associated with the lung, while the right-sided ligament was intact. This likely resulted in the gas accumulation.”
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Did You Know…
The coelom is the main body cavity in most animals and is positioned inside the body to surround and contain the digestive tract and other organs.
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