2011 CVM News: High-tech equipment aids ancient being
2011 CVM News: High-tech serves ancient creature
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This news item is about: When Arizona, a 24-year-old, 300-pound Galapagos tortoise stopped using his back right leg, his owners and veterinarian Dr. Jeremy Sabatini of Pleasantville Animal Hospital wondered if modern technology might be able to help the ancient, endangered animal. As a regular referring veterinarian to the Cornell University Veterinary Specialists, Dr. Sabatini was well aware of the hospital’s services and advanced imaging technology, but he also knew that a tortoise was not the usual patient at the companion animal specialty referral and emergency and critical care hospital. Although the tortoise's 4-foot shell was too wide to fit inside the CT, veterinarians and technicians were able to position his leg close enough for the state-of-the-art technology to hone in on the affected area.
Cornell University, College of Veterinary Medicine
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