Endangered orcas get their own personal health records

More than two dozen wildlife experts gathered in Seattle on March 29 to develop an innovative program aimed at improving the management of 84 endangered orcas that spend much of their time in the Puget Sound. The plan is to create a personalized health record for each of the animals, so veterinarians can make better decisions about how to care for the colony of killer whales, according to the Associated Press. The project will be modeled after efforts to create electronic health records for people that follow them as they move from doctor to doctor. A pilot project is set to begin this summer. Article