At the end of the day on February 11, veterinary staff syringe-fed muskrat #20-0093 and checked its vitals. During this time, the muskrat still showed an irregular heartbeat and weak pulse. The veterinary team placed an IV catheter to deliver fluids for the night due to the muskrat’s continued low body temperature and dehydration. Unfortunately, the muskrat died later that night and was found on the morning of February 12 by veterinary staff during morning treatments.
February 12, 2020