The vets take an x-ray to look for kidney stones.
In preparation for a physical, the vets anesthetize the otter. This way they can safely handle and examine it. A routine health exam includes taking blood samples, giving any necessary vaccinations, examining the otter from head to tail, and taking x-rays and ultrasounds.
The x-ray will highlight any dense material inside the body, like bones or kidney stones. The ultrasound will show these things and highlight internal organs, like kidneys or the heart.
Take a look at the x-ray and ultrasound from one of the Zoo’s otters. What would your diagnosis be?
Move your mouse over the image and see if you can find anything amiss.
X-ray taken with Fujifilm Computed Radiography (CR) Digital X-ray System