Thursday, December 28, 2006
I am talking about the pups people get your minds out of the gutter
Any way I was off to Sarah Parents place for a party with some Shy retiring types ( We couldn't find them ;-) ) However The Farm looks like this.
And cattle are fed the same here as at Home though Cotton Seed is a major by product used here.
Thursday, December 21, 2006
Sunday, December 17, 2006
Best of luck to him!!!
Wednesday, December 13, 2006
As you might have guessed there were some fairly major blood vessels in there!!! It took me a while to get them all ligated
was left with a fairly large defect. I was 2 1/2 hours on this animal
Multiple layers of closure and walking sutures meant that I was able to close the wound.Its not the prettiest and I am worried about tension on the suture line, of course there is probably spread in other locations and there is no way all the cells were removed and, and and.......... that is for another day. I might persuade the owner to X-ray the chest and biopsy the lymph nodes when we get the histology back!!
and what you need to see when you have finished is a cup of coffee walking through the door in the hand of the surgery nurse.
Look away now if sqeamish!!!
An adult male tabby cat presented after being missing for 6 days with a severely damaged fore paw (See picture below). Pain control and antibiosis was administered and the animal fed watered and cage rested overnight before surgery. In the morning the cat was anaesthetised with medomitidine/Buprenorphine/Ketamine combination and maintained on Isoflourane.
The cat was given Hartmanns fluids IV throughout the procedure.
Amputation was carried out of the whole scapula for aesthetic reasons and to ensure removal of all necrotic tissue as well as avoiding future trauma to the site.
During the operation After transection of the racial nerve plexus but prior to closure cardiac and respiratory arrest occurred but were restarted following adrenaline administration and mechanical ventilation . The cat recovered consciousness but appeared to be in pain and developed respiratory distress. The animals level of consciousness deteriorated until breathing stopped. The animal was placed on a mechanical ventilator and O2 therapy instituted. Dopram sublingually and IV was administered, but no response was noted, cardiac failure occured an hour later but was rescued by adrenaline administration and reflexes improved but never went above pupillary dilation. After 5 hours monitoring (some 10hours after surgery) terminal cardiac arrest occurred and no recovery was attempted. The owner took the animal home and no post mortem was possible
I was for a brief and terrifying moment captured but lived up to the Ginger Ninja name and escaped the clutches.
Though a 3 to 1 disadvantage in numbers was I thought a little unfair ;-)
We ended up drinking in under the stars after a few of us landed in the pool and needed to dry off!!
Don and Sharron Provided hangover cures, BBQ breakfast mmmmm.
Friday, December 08, 2006
Anyway this is Scooby at home which is fairly unusual for Scooby as he appears at the Clinic regularly. He isn't sick he just runs away from home and comes to visit. A wet nose in the back of the Knee while you are doing something else around the clinic lets you know he's arrived. We put him in a Kennel outside and the owners wander over when they have a minute to reclaim him. As I was going to the stables at his home last time I gave him a lift back. I suspect he would go anywhere in the car and be very happy about it.
In case you thought I escaped lab work, this is proof that I was doing ELISA. In this case a snake venom detection kit. One of the nurses dogs decided to eat a snake and we tested the blood, the second test where we read the instructions detected Brown snake venom.; Just don't ask what the dog was bitten by according to the first! Still we had no clinical signs so I think he must have been immune. Its not the first time he's done this!
Gary is with me in the flat for the weekend so he will likely be "helping" me as I write today.
Thursday, December 07, 2006
He's not to bright and fairly uncoordinated so we have to avoid the cats but he has cured Nat of her dislike of birds
Wednesday, December 06, 2006
Tuesday, December 05, 2006
Farmers are investing in high tech means to get the best out of the water. I was shown around a maize farm where they run pipes under the plant lines to water the soil from below. Tissue and soil sampling allows control of rates and fertiliser application through the same system. Those farmers that aren't will probably have no crop to sell.
Cattle farmers don't have the same options in water control and feed is very scarce so prices are down and farmers are reluctant to get the vet out (the same story as home really). However soil appears to make up a lot of the faecal content here as grazing is right down to the soil. Even the horses are grazing bare paddocks and sand colic is a real possibility.
I was able to pass a finger into the joint space and a fairway up the tendons from the wound. You can see from the pictures how swollen it is around the joint.
On xray there appears to be whole bits of bone gone. The calcaneus has been sheared and pulled up the leg by the tendon I think and joint involvement is a distinct possibility
We decided to euthanase this horse on welfare grounds. However we had to wait for the owner to get back from hospital as he had broken his leg after falling off a motorbike that day.
Poor bloody horse!
So if you were in Narromine you might have been held up by a moving building.
It arrived in the practice garden with only minor damage from say trees roads fences, in fact anything that couldn't move really. Don, the Boss is desperately trying to keep it uptight but too late.
But its now finally at its new site and all we need to do is tie it down in case there is a strong breeze.
Monday, November 27, 2006
Friday, November 24, 2006
Thursday, November 23, 2006
More of celines pictures for you.
She has refused to allow me to post her picture up here and has in fact threatened my life if I do so, still it is tempting
I want to find this beach for myself
And there is what looks like a very good bike riding curve just here.
Wednesday, November 22, 2006
The first three are from the mountains of Tasmania and I like them