Subject: Stranding: A live-stranding dolphin (fwd)

Mike Williamson (
Sun, 12 Jul 1998 19:47:08 -0400 (EDT)

Subject: A live-stranding dolphin

Hi everybody,

We have a live stranding rough-toothed dolphin in a portable pool and
still alive for the moment. We are intently and anxiously looking
forward to your suggestions and comments for taking care of her at your
earliest convenience. She was first found unbalanced on July 6, 1998 and
she regained her balance yesterday ( July 8th).  The depth of the water
in the pool is about one feet.

Her temperature is raising to 38.1C today (July 9th), her breath rate is
from 9 to 15 per 5 mins, and heart beat is increasing to 100 beats per
minute or so.  The earlier temperature yesterday (July 8th) was around
36.9-37.6C and heart rate was from 40 to 60 per minute.  Attached is her
existing situation from the blood sampled at July 8th night,

Item        Unit                 Result
Hb         g/dL                 18
RBC     1000000/uL       5.3
MCV         fl                   106.8
MCH         pg                  34
MCHC       g/dL             31.8

Leukocyte differential count
WBC         /uL             155100

Platelets 175000/uL

Mode: whole blood

HGB 18.0 d/ul
HCT 56.6%
MCV 106.8 fl
MCH 34.0 pg
MCHC 31.8 g/dl
PLT + 175000/ul
RBC     RDW-CV 15.4%
PLT      PDW  + 24.4 fl
             MPV  + 14.6 fl
             P-LCR  + 60.5 %


Item Unit Result
Albumin g/dL 3.0
BUN mg/dL 66
Creatine mg/dL 1.2
Glucose mg/dL 357
TP g/dL 6.8

Thank you very much for your patience and help,

Best regards,

Ann Chen
        For Dr. Lien-Siang Chou

Master student Ann Chen,

Professor Lien Siang Chou
Department of Zoology
Natioanl Tiawan University
Taipei, Taiwan

Fax: 886-2-2363-9902
Phone: 886-2-2363-1331