MMR Marine Mammal Rescue Centre Patient Directory

Viola DaFish

Patient Record

Species: Harbour Seal

Patient ID: PV1981

Admitted on: 2019/08/03

Collection Site: Esquimalt

Reason for Admission: Maternal separation; Emaciated

Weight at Admission: 5.65 kg

Patient Status: in care

Time in Care: 18 days

Current Habitat: In Quarantine

Every seal that arrives at the rescue centre is placed in a tub under quarantine. This is the first temporary home for each new arrival, where they will remain for an average of 14 days before they are moved to a larger tub.

Transfer History

Received from: (Direct to MMR)

Mode of Transport: Harbour Air

Patient Progress

Milk Matrix Viola DaFish is being fed a milk formula that mimics the milk she would receive from her mother. This formula is high in fat and promotes weight gain. She will eventually be weaned onto fish.

Patient Updates

Viola is no longer a "critical" patient and has perked up a lot over the last couple of days. She's also gained weight, so she looks much better than she did when she was admitted. We're really proud of her!

Viola is looking a bit better today, though she is still in critical condition and under close observation.

Viola was lethargic and didn't seem to be doing well on Monday. She required IV fluids over night, but staff are saying that she's already been a bit brighter this morning. She remains under close observation while treatment continues.

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