A dolphin in Florida underwent a procedure never before used in the species to help her breathe easier. The 29-year-old therapy dolphin named Sarah, who specializes in making children with disabilities smile, underwent a procedure similar to human angioplasty in which her airway was dilated with a balloon-like device. After her trainers noticed Sarah was having difficulty breathing, a CT scan showed her airway was 80% blocked. Following the procedure, "we immediately got her back into the water and we immediately saw that she could breathe better," said veterinarian Robert Stevens.
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