Cornell veterinarians give CT scan to rare and endangered patient

09/22/2011 | News-Times (Danbury, Conn.), The

When Arizona, a Galapagos tortoise living in Connecticut, was having trouble with a hind leg, the endangered tortoise's owners and veterinarian sought assistance from Cornell University Veterinary Specialists, the largest university-owned clinic in the U.S. Arizona, a breeding male in his mid-20s, lives at a tortoise sanctuary, and, at some 300 pounds and with a four-foot-long shell, was too big for the CT scanner; veterinarians had to extend his leg into the machine for imaging.

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