Dr. Lamar Hunter has just joined the Carolina Tiger Rescue team as a wildlife veterinarian. After he graduated from NC State’s vet school, Dr. Hunter studied under Dr. Angela Lassiter at Carolina Tiger Rescue. He helps with physicals, medical procedures, and loves seeing the animals improve under the care of the awesome vets at the rescue. Dr. Hunter enjoys working with all the animals at Carolina Tiger Rescue, but his favorite is the lions.
Dr. Hunter’s Blog 10/24/19
Emerson Tiger is in quarantine recovering from a veterinary procedure.
When our keepers feed the animals, they check them over before giving them any food and watch them as they eat to make sure everything is okay. Lately, they noticed that Emerson was not eating like he normally does. Our veterinarian and keepers sedated him for a physical and checked him over. They found that he had an abscess, or infection, in one of his teeth. We had to drain and clean the abscess and keep him on medicine to help his body heal. I’m sure his mouth will feel a whole lot better now!
Emerson is recovering in quarantine. I went to feed him today and he ate his food that contained his medicine and then some, so that’s great! We are hoping that he will be well enough to go back to his enclosure next week. If he needs more time to heal, he can continue his recovery in quarantine until he’s ready. Join me in sending Emerson our well wishes for a speedy recovery!