Sea Turtles


VIDEO – Turtles in Trouble – Prepping for Laser Surgery

sea turtles herpes virus

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.

Photos from the Sea Turtle Laser Surgery Lecture & Hands-On Lab

sea turtle laser surgery lab

PAST EVENT   |   Posted: December 7, 2016

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.

The Turtle Hospital Sea Turtle Laser Surgery Lecture & Lab – Dec 3-4

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PAST EVENT   |   Posted: November 16, 2016

Join Aesculight December 3rd and 4th, 2016 at The Turtle Hospital in Marathon, FL for a hands on lab and lecture about sea turtle laser surgery.

Treating sea turtle fibropapillomatosis with CO2 laser surgery

treating sea turtle fibropapillomatosis with co2 laser surgery

By Anya Glazkova, PhD   |   July 2015

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.

VIDEO – BBC special on Sea Turtle Surgery with a Flexible Fiber CO2 Laser

sea turtle surgery with a flexible fiber co2 laser

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 the key points of the CO2 laser surgery, such as non-contact cutting (to prevent contaminating the wound) and excellent hemostasis.

VIDEO – Saving a Sea Turtle

sea turtle tumor removal with laser

Watch this Short Video of a Papilloma Being Removed From a 125lb Sea Turtle In Florida Using a CO2 Veterinary Surgical Laser Turtle papillomavirus is a significant threat to the sea turtle population and it stimulates the growth of papillomas. Some are mild; many are severe. They can be large or small and can occur […]