HEALTH

Stat! Animals in the OR

Even these cute creatures need some TLC when they are in the hospital

White Tiger

Feb. 4, 2008: A vet checks a 5-week old white tiger cub at the metropolitan zoo in Santiago, Chile.

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Vulture

Oct. 21, 2008: An 11-year-old white-headed vulture is sedated as it undergoes surgery to cure bumblefoot at the Jurong Bird Park in Singapore. Bumblefoot is a bacterial infection which is common for birds of prey in captivity.

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Sea Turtle

Nov. 13, 2008: Florida Keys Turtle Hospital staff veterinarian Douglas Mader finishes sewing sutures after amputating the right front flipper of an endangered Hawksbill Sea Turtle in Marathon, Fla. The reptile was attacked by wild dogs while it was nesting on a Virgin Islands' beach. Austrian veterinarian Judith Drack is assisting.

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Rooster

Jan. 24, 2009: A man applies sutures to an injured rooster after a cockfight bout at the 2009 World Slasher Cup in Manila.

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Monkey

April 3, 2008: A 19-year-old mandril monkey named Shiroko is anaesthetized by a veterinarian before undergoing dental treatment at the Biblical Zoo in Jerusalem. The dental procedure, performed by a dentist who usually treats humans, lasted about two hours. Shiroko was anaesthetized before having two broken teeth pulled, a cavity filled and receiving a dental cleaning.

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Koala

March 5, 2008: Petra the koala receives her medication after an operation at Sydney Wildlife World. Petra had a CT scan and was diagnosed with a fungal disease called Cryptococcus, which is a common disease found in the nasal cavity of some koalas and is caused by a fungus associated with a particular eucalyptus trees.

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Baby Gorilla

July 1, 2007: Baby gorilla 'Mary 2' rests in an incubator in the intensive care room of the children's university hospital of the western German city of Muenster. 'Mary 2' had to be taken to the ICU because she was neglected by her mother.

Cheetah

Nov. 24, 2007: A 4-year-old cheetah receives a nuclear magnetic resonance examination for his spinal cord at a hospital in Xi'an, northwest China's Shaanxi province.

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Stat! Animals in the OR

Even these cute creatures need some TLC when they are in the hospital

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