Friday, November 15, 2013

1174. HAMSTER ANAESTHESIA & SURGERY CASES - 2013 Annual conference of Myanmar Veterinary Association

Case 2.  Jan 16, 2013
Hamster with a large hip subcutaneous tumour.

A 64-g female dwarf hamster aged 1 year and 6 months. She had a gigantic tumour near her left hip. "She's biting the lump", one woman said to me. There was a scab of 2 mm x 2 mm due to the hamster's bite.
Text and images are too boring for the younger generation. The typical younger generation does not read much but enjoy watching videos. I started video production around 2 years ago and post the articles on You Tube. This takes much more time and help from the young interns at Toa Payoh Vets.

Educating the younger generation of dwarf hamsters to "be kind to hamsters" is much more effective using videos, in my opinion. A good story is needed to produce videos. They must be interesting and entertaining for the younger short-attention internet generation. At the conclusion, the message is to get hamster owners to seek early surgical excision of the subcutaneous tumour when it is small in size.


This 5-minute video of electrosurgical excision of the tumour by Dr Daniel Sing will be too long to present at the Conference. It is at:
 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J6d03LrHZS8


The case report is documented at:
http://www.kongyuensing.com/folder7/201301119electro_surgery_tumour_hamster_toapayohvets.htm

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