May 2020

Loggerhead sea turtle (Caretta caretta): Oesophagus, normal.

Animal: Loggerhead sea turtle (Caretta caretta), young adult, female

Organ: Oesophagus

History: The animal was submitted to necropsy to determine the cause of death. Animal was found dead at the Sardinian coast.

Autopsy findings: Adipose animal with immature ovaries and fluid in the gastro-intestinal tract.

Diagnosis: Oesophagus, normal.

Necropsy and photo performed by: Davide Pintus, Maria Giovanna Cancedda, Vanessa Herder, Daniele Denurra, Marcella Cherchi, Antonio Pintore, Istituto Zooprofilattico Sperimentale della Sardegna, Sassari, Italy.