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Shark!

Tuesday, November 6, 2018

Pictured (left to right) are: Drs. Erin Stayton (OSU Vet Med ’15), Kimberly Huckaby (OSU Vet Med ’06), Kristen Rivers (OSU Vet Med ‘18) both with Bent Arrow Veterinary Hospital in Broken Arrow, Oklahoma, and Rory Chien, third year anatomic pathology resident at the Center.

Veterinarians from Oklahoma State University’s Center for Veterinary Health Sciences recently traveled to the Oklahoma Aquarium in Jenks, Oklahoma, to perform a shark necropsy, which is the equivalent of a human autopsy.

“This is an adult female Bonnethead shark who had a severe infection in her bonnet,” explained Dr. Erin Stayton, second year anatomic veterinary pathology resident at the Center. “We were there to help them understand what was happening to her and help develop a treatment plan if any other sharks should become affected.”

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