A Virus Threatens Box Turtles; Doctors Save A Cat With Revolutionary Surgery
courtesy of Jonathan Zander
Box Turtles rescued from a Maryland construction site were found to be suffering from something deadlier than a bulldozer, a virulent strain of ranavirus, which has already killed dozens of turtles and tadpoles. Towson University biologist Richard Seigel talk to Sam Litzinger about what’s being done to stop the spread of the infection. Later, Duncan Lasalles and Ola Harrysson, veterinary surgeons at North Carolina State University College of Veterinary Medicine tell the story of their participation in a history-making feline knee replacement.
Music: “Pepe Linque” – Oregon; “Introduction: Carnival of the Animals” Camille Saint-Saens/London Symphony Orchestra