Stingray Examinations at the Houston Zoo
We are well chuffed to see the Houston Zoo team utilising our Rubber Landing Nets and 'Venom Defender' Animal Handling Gloves to conduct medical examinations of their Stingrays.
Recently, the aquarium and veterinary teams performed wellness exams for freshwater stingrays at the Zoo.
Wellness exams consist of body weights, physical examination, checking the animal's microchip (to make sure we can track results) and body ultrasound to look at the animal's organs.
One stingray had a small mass on its back that was surgically removed under anesthesia.
Doing veterinary exams on aquatic animals can be extra tricky. Check out how we did it with our freshwater stingrays.
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