Marineland vets and dolphins working together

Marineland vets and one of their dolphins join forces and help one another in making sure their dolphins stay healthy!

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The Marineland veterinarians are doing an ultrasound exam on one of their dolphins! Veterinarians say that just like humans, dolphins will receive ultrasound exams when the doc wants to get a better look at an internal organ or even a fetus.

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Because husbandry training - training for veterinary procedures - is so important to Marineland, they will practice this behavior even when there’s nothing to see! That way, when we do have a medical reason for conducting an ultrasound exam, the dolphin is used to it, comfortable with it, and able to voluntarily participate in the procedure.

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Inside the box, and shaded from the sun with a towel, is a screen allowing our veterinarian to see and record images obtained from the external ultrasound probe held against the dolphin’s body.

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