Penguin will get an MRI at Iowa Radiology | SiouxlandProud | Sioux Metropolis, IA

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Posted: Nov 4, 2021 / 07:40 AM CDT

Up to date: Nov 4, 2021 / 08:47 AM CDT

DES MOINES, Iowa (WHO) — A penguin is receiving top-of-the-line care, however not at a veterinary clinic.

A two-year-old penguin known as Chiquita bought an MRI at Iowa Radiology for a power limp.

Clean Park Zoo workers in Des Moines carried out examinations and tried different remedies however her limp by no means went away. They wished to do extra superior imaging which led them to Iowa Radiology the place the workers was more than pleased to help.

“It has been a number of enjoyable working with the zoo. Everybody loves animals. I imply, we’re captivated with affected person care however we have now lots of people right here who love animals too. And I believe that the enjoyable factor is you’ll be able to see how expertise actually impacts care of sufferers and animals alike. And I believe that makes everybody really feel good,” radiologist Dr. Paul Jabour, M.D., mentioned.

Clean Park Zoo’s lead veterinarian was capable of rule out a bone or tendon situation.

The photographs had been despatched to a veterinary radiologist to assist decide the subsequent step.

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