Dr. Sue Chen of the Gulf Coast Veterinary Specialists, is presented with two green sea turtles covered with tumors caused by the fabropapilloma-associated turtle herpesvirus.
See photos for this event held on December 3rd and 4th at The Turtle Hospital in Marathon, FL. This was a great opportunity for veterinarians to learn more about sea turtles and CO2 laser surgery.
Lucké, a debilitated juvenile green sea turtle (Chelonia mydas) found stranded in Volusia County, Florida, was taken to the Georgia Sea Turtle Center on Jekyll Island. His body, including the right eye, was covered in multiple tumors.
This BBC special features a flexible fiber CO2 laser surgery on a sea turtle. Large skin tumors caused by fibroma pillomatosis are excised with the laser beam. The video highlights…