The seasons change, and the climate often changes. When the seasons change, people tend to get sick. Just like humans, animals can get sick. However, human beings can go to the hospital for treatment if they are sick, so what should the animal friends living in the aquarium do if they are sick? Will they be treated by a doctor?
In fact, animals also have their own medical files and undergo regular physical examinations. Compared with humans, it is much harder for doctors to get these disobedient “patients” to undergo medical examinations obediently. How to make animals obediently check up? What are the interesting things during the physical examination?
Animals also have medical record cards to record treatment history in detail
In order to better file and archive each animal, and better treat diseased animals, the zoo will create animal medical records for each animal. The medical record card not only includes animal name, name, gender, age, weight, etc., but also clinical examination information such as onset date, onset status, body temperature, pulse, respiratory rate, coat color, and preliminary diagnosis. In this way, the staff can look through the previous treatment history of this animal when treating each animal, which is convenient for the veterinarian to treat the animal better.
From tigers to toads have to be “weighed”
The London Zoo weighs animals every year to see if they develop well. In this process, all kinds of exotic animals appeared one by one. There are more than 19,000 animals in the London Zoo, and weighing and height for them is definitely a technical task. The weight of the Sovar leaf bubble frog is only 40 grams, and it has to be placed in a spoon to weigh it. Tricky penguins are curious about weight scales. Although they line up to wait to be weighed, saboteurs often step out of the formation to “jump in line.” What’s even more hilarious is measuring the height of the giraffe. This big guy with a long neck obviously made the animal keepers think about it. Not only did they prepare an extra-long ruler, the keepers also disguised themselves as a tree.
As for the king of beasts, the tiger is not an obedient master. The ruler for measuring the height of the giraffe was moved to the door of the tiger’s cage. The breeder had to climb up the ladder, use food to lure the tiger to stand up, and lay on the glass wall in order to measure the “height” which is not too accurate.
Of course, there are loyal and honest “good students” among animals. With a little guidance, the tortoise will climb directly onto the scale. The scale for weighing the eagle owl has a special shelf added. Although the eagle owl stands on the shelf cooperatively, it has a proud face. It seems that serving these animal “little owners” is really not easy.
Veterinarian vaccinates tigers with “blow pipe magic needle”
Zoo staff must vaccinate animals and feed anthelmintics every year. As the saying goes, “the tiger can’t touch the butt”, how to vaccinate large animals like tigers? It depends on the veterinarian’s “blowpipe magic needle”! The Siberian tiger “Congzai” was kept indoors beforehand. The veterinarian installed the “Cat Triple Vaccine” in a syringe with a red tail label, posed the blowpipe at Congzai, and put a needle on Congzai’s body. Afterwards, the chicken with the “filling” was fed to the Siberian tiger. It turned out that this chicken was added with the insect repellent “levamisole.” For animals such as docile lemurs, they can put insect repellent in their favorite food and feed them.
The veterinarian will vaccinate and deworm the animals according to the animal species and season. For example, peacocks, in addition to the bird flu vaccine and the New City vaccine in spring and autumn, also need to be vaccinated against chickenpox in spring and summer to prevent fowlpox caused by mosquito bites. In addition to feeding anthelmintics in spring and autumn, individual animals are also fed depending on the fecal inspection.
Sea lions prefer beautiful trainers
In the aquarium, the trainer not only prepares a sumptuous meal for these cute animals every day, but also accompanies them to “play” and undergo a weekly physical examination. Physical examination can comprehensively detect the health, diet and overall status of marine animals, including surface feature examination, B-ultrasound fluoroscopy, blood test and secretion examination, etc., to observe their breathing, digestion, excretion system and internal organ development. Because the trainer knows more about the condition and preferences of the animals, the physical examination is completed by the trainer and the doctor.
Dolphins have a very high IQ. Many times they are naughty and act like a baby. Especially when the trainer is doing physical examinations for them, these little elves will always come up with various methods and make troubles in order to let the trainer play with them. Sometimes you use your tongue to lick, and sometimes you use your body. If you don’t touch or coax it, it’s really not easy to continue the medical examination.
Sea lions can perform physical examinations on land, which is easier to operate than dolphins. However, sea lions prefer beautiful women and usually cooperate under the leadership of a female trainer. If they encounter a male trainer, they will ignore it and assume an arrogant posture. Before the physical examination, the trainer gently strokes the sea lion’s body to help it relieve tension; after the physical examination, the trainer will use its favorite squid, herring, and willow fish as rewards and play with it. If the sea lion is sick, the doctor will specially prepare Chinese medicine for it. Although the good medicine is bitter, the beauty trainer personally puts the medicine into the bait to feed, and the sea lions cooperate in every way!
Yuer also took medical examinations, injections and medicine
Water is as important to fish as air is to people. Clear and transparent water is far less clean than it looks. There are also some harmful substances. Fish living in this water will inevitably get some diseases. In addition to daily observations and regular physical examinations, the farmers will also add nutrients and vitamins to the food to help the fish improve their resistance. In order to prevent problems before they happen, animal health doctors will give fish injections.
Maybe you will ask what the shot was? Of course it is a vaccine! But the fish’s body is covered with scales. Where should the needle go? Basically, it is at the base of the pectoral or dorsal fin of the fish, because there are no scales in this part, so the needle can penetrate easily. Although vaccination will increase the fish’s resistance, it is really a technical job and requires experienced experts to operate it.
Queen sturgeon’s medical examination affects people’s hearts
Chinese sturgeon once lived with dinosaurs in an era, with a history of more than 130 million years, and is a unique species of fish in our country. For such a precious fish species, the physical examination is naturally more important, and the entire process is personally conducted by authoritative experts from scientific research institutes!
Before the physical examination, the breeders will lay a special stretcher underwater and lay soft cushions inside the stretcher to prevent the Chinese sturgeon from being injured during the lifting process. The weight of an adult Chinese sturgeon is about 300 kilograms. Coupled with the resistance of water, the lifting work is very difficult and requires the cooperation of multiple breeders.
After the preparation work is completed, the breeder will guide and accompany the Chinese sturgeon to swim to the stretcher. Since the breeders have established a good trust relationship with the Chinese sturgeon, the Chinese sturgeon will cooperate with the physical examination very tacitly. After the Chinese sturgeon swims into the stretcher, the breeders quickly close the two ends of the stretcher, and the shore crane lifts the stretcher out of the water. After the stretcher is lifted out of the water, the members of the medical examination team will place the Chinese sturgeon in the medical examination tank.
First, basic examinations such as body surface, weight, body length, and belly circumference measurement are performed, then B-ultrasound is performed to observe the development of internal organs and gonadal, and the last is blood collection to check the development and health of the Chinese sturgeon .
How about it, the physical examination of animals is not easy?