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Monday, March 20, 2006

Annual examination: Sloth

The sloth was immobilized within the enclosure by a ketamine-detomidine combo. She was then taken back to the clinic by the van. At the clinic, the sloth was kept on oxygen. No isoflurane was required. Atropine was given to not restrict the heart rate.
The following was performed
observed: eyes, teeth, fur, skin
measured : vitals
palpated : abdomen
photographed: head, body, back
radiographed: complete body
The sloth was in an overall good condition.


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