March 01, 2003

Aquatic Medicine

Posted on February 15, 2003 New $1.5 million, state-of-the-art hospital helps the Shedd Aquarium to provide comprehensive care and educational opportunities When a rare and expensive leafy sea dragon went into respiratory arrest at the John G. Shedd Aquarium in Chicago, the staff veterinarians had only moments to come up with a technique to resuscitate the fragile seahorse relative. Inserting a piece of rubber tubing in the trumpetlike snout of the sea creature to pump water over the animal's gills, quick-thinking veterinarians used artificial respiration to revive the animal. The pioneering procedure is just one of the many examples of how the Shedd Aquarium's 11-member veterinary services department keeps the aquarium's collection of near ...

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