Classifieds 50% off, use promo code FBkpkPromo The Phuket News Kata Rocks The Phuket News Outrigger Koh Samui Beach Resort
The Phuket News Thailand News
The Phuket News Phuket | Thailand | World | Business | Q&A | Weird World XML, RSS, Feed
The Phuket News The Phuket News
The Phuket News

Coin-swallowing turtle ‘very serious’, in ICU

BANGKOK: Om Sin the turtle who achieved media fame after swallowing 915 coins and required an emergency life-saving operation is in a “very serious” condition and needs more surgery, a veterinarian said yesterday (Mar 19).

animals, health,

Bangkok Post

Monday 20 March 2017, 10:31AM

‘Om Sin’ is seen after an operation on March 6. The turtle now is in serious condition. Photo: Wichan Charoenkiatpakul
‘Om Sin’ is seen after an operation on March 6. The turtle now is in serious condition. Photo: Wichan Charoenkiatpakul

“Let’s pray,” Nantarika Chansue, a veterinary scientist, wrote on her Facebook page.

Om Sin had appeared likely for a quick recovery after veterinarians and surgeons took the coins weighing five kilograms from her stomach on March 6. On Saturday (Mar 18), vets detected that the 25-year-old female turtle looked depressed and had a stomach ache due to complications from the surgery.

“Yesterday we did an emergency operation on Bank (Om Sin) due to the complications from intestinal volvulus and strangulation,” said the scientist at Chulalongkorn University’s veterinary science faculty, who is a leading team member helping the animal.

Om Sin means piggy bank in English.

Om Sin is staying at the faculty while recovering. When well, it will be sent back to the Royal Thai Navy’s Sea Turtle Conservation Centre in Sattahip district of Chonburi for full rehabilitation.

Its present condition was described by Ms Nantarika as “very serious”. The turtle is still in ICU with no visitors allowed.

C and C Marine

The update on Om Sin was shared by the many people who follow Ms Nantarika’s social media account with support pouring in for her team and the turtle.

Om Sin swallowed the coins thrown into a pond by tourists when it was still at Koh Loy in Sri Racha district in Chonburi.

The Sri Racha municipality sent the turtle to the conservation centre last month when it closed a bridge from the mainland to Koh Loy for maintenance.

It was sent to the university last month, but it could barely swim, and a CT scan showed the coins inside its body.

Read original story here.



The Phuket News
The Phuket News
Comment on this story
* Please login to comment. If you do not have an account please register below by simply entering a username, password and email address. You can still leave your comment below at the same time.
Comments Here:
    Forget your password?

Be the first to comment.

The Phuket News
The Phuket News The Phuket News The Phuket News
The Phuket News
Share this
The Phuket News
Have a news tip-off? Click here
The Phuket News
Related stories
The Phuket News
Phuket community

Recent Comments

Thai Immigration 90-day reporting service goes offline – again

A Phuket Immigration official, ...who declined to be named...? Why is that a thai government public spokesman not want to be named? Always so strang...(Read More)

Phuket taxi, tuk-tuk drivers rally against Patong parking crackdown

Pauly44: I agree with you! A real light rail track could be created at Patong, ( even as a tourist attraction) and I mean a local very light rail li...(Read More)

Phuket Police chief warns against breach of new Computer Act

wow, a fine of 200,000 thb for saying/publishing something what suppose to be free to do according international treaties signed by Thailand. Which T...(Read More)

Areas in Phuket Town to have water shut off tomorrow

So good public are informed in advance. And that is the way it suppose to be. Yesterday there were parts of Chalong without electricity from 09:15...(Read More)

Phuket taxi, tuk-tuk drivers rally against Patong parking crackdown

Phuket can't have its cake and eat it to, they MUST give back & come up with a long term solution to their transport problems which are deeply...(Read More)

Fingerprinting for SIMs made mandatory

Sir Burr, you are correct, 1984 is here and now. Every assault on our freedom is done under the guise of "security". This will not reduce th...(Read More)

Army chief hints ‘Kotee’ behind blast

Anyone feels comfortable when police/army authorities 'believe' or 'hint'? To me, it is not professional, at least not in releasing s...(Read More)

Army chief hints ‘Kotee’ behind blast

Discover Thainess: Of course we are not entirely sure. Not sure at all as long one can use a foreign SIM card in his phone. ( easy, even for thai i...(Read More)

Phuket taxi, tuk-tuk drivers rally against Patong parking crackdown

Many, many years ago, I drove often to Patong for dinner in small thai restaurants at Nanai Road, side soi's at Beach road. That were years you s...(Read More)

Army chief hints ‘Kotee’ behind blast

Have I missed something here? Whilst I fully understand the govt wanting to have sims registered as they can be used in setting off IEDs, surely there...(Read More)

The Phuket News
Bangkok Hospital Phuket
Weird World
The Phuket News PHUKET LIFE
Phuket Arts
Phuket Community
Phuket Culture
Phuket Dining
Phuket Education
Phuket Entertainment
Phuket Environment
Phuket Health
Phuket People
Phuket Technology
Phuket Travel
Photo Galleries
The Phuket News PHUKET SPORT
Phuket Buy and Sell
Phuket Jobs
Phuket Property
Phuket Cars and Boats
Phuket Community
Phuket Services
The Phuket News The Phuket News PHUKET EVENTS
Phuket Event listings
Phuket Event calendar
Buy Tickets
Phuket Bars, pubs and clubs
Phuket Hotels and villas
Phuket Restaurants
Phuket Yellow Pages
The Phuket News BARGAINS
The Phuket News ABOUT US
The Company
Distribution points
Advertise with us
Pay for advert
Contact us
Content Google Map
Site map
Australian Visa Services
Currency - The Phuket News   Weather Report - The Phuket News   Surf Report - The Phuket News
LinkedIn - The Phuket News   Twitter - The Phuket News   YouTube - The Phuket News   Facebook - The Phuket News
Copyright © 2017 Class Act Media. All rights reserved. | Website usage terms and conditions | Privacy and Confidentiality Statement.