The bad news first, we recieved a very sick turtle last week it was covered in fibropapillomas. These are tumours thought to be caused be a pollution related virus.
The turtles eyes had been taken over by the disease.
It also had growths covering the soft tissues on its flippers and neck. Sadly the disease was too fully blown and we were unable to save the turtle.
Onto the good news!
The same week another turtle was also brought in, it had the disease but not at such an advanced stage.
We scrubbed the turtle clean as it was covered in algae. Sick turtles often have this green coating.
We then operated on the turtle and removed a neck tumour. We’re pleased to say its doing well.
Helen above swimming happily in her tank