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Esophagostomy tube, tortoise
Esophagostomy tube, tortoise

    Esophagostomy tube in a red-footed tortoise (Chelonoidis carbonaria). Esophagostomy tubes are a practical way to provide longterm oral fluids, nutritional support, or oral medication to chelonians that can otherwise be a challenge to medicate.

Courtesy of Dr. Stephen Divers.