Box Turtle Health Assessments

Blood & Infection Analysis

Stress Analysis

Mabel Dorn Reeder Conservation Endowment Fund (2022)

Health assessment and investigation of methods for successful translocation of eastern box turtles following displacement by development in north Georgia for eastern box turtles

Funding will contribute to a partnership between the Georgia Department of Natural Resources, University of North Georgia, and Elachee Nature Center to evaluate the success of translocating native eastern box turtles threatened by commercial development in north Georgia, as well as develop baseline health parameters and determine infectious disease prevalence for this turtle population. The project was proposed by Megan Watson, DVM, Dipl. ACZM, Associate Veterinarian.