Sunday, April 30, 2017

3071. A 15-year-old Miniature Schnauzer has diarrhoea when medication is completed

May 1, 2017

Dog had left sided breast tumours excised by Vet 1 last year. Right side breast tumours appear now. Also distal to left side, near vulval region, a tumour of 5 cm x 5 cm x 4 cm appeared. Main complaint is that the dog now stopped eating and had diarrhea again.

Had diarrhea episodes twice and consulted Vet 1 on March 31 and April 15, 2017. Vet 1 took X-rays and blood test. X-rays say heart and kidneys enlarged. Blood test showed high urea, anaemia and dehydration.

Diarrhoea now.

Today, given IV drip, anti-fever and anti-diarrhea and antibiotic. To stop feeding beef and rice nowadays.
Intestines may be sensitive to beef and rice and there is a high fever.

Friday, April 28, 2017

3070. Vaginal prolapse in a 13-year-old Maltese


Unusual aspects of this vaginal prolapse case.
1. Vaginal tumour - tubular hard white lump about 5cm x 3 cm x 2 cm 
2. A brown lump looking like an enlarged lymph node in vicinity. About 4 cm x 3 cm x 2 cm. These were not excised.
3. Orange yellow pus of around 20 ml - abscess in this area of the white lump.
4. Urethral papilla can be seen ventrally but no visible opening to catheterise. Resect 2 cm away from the urethra circumferentially as shown in the video.

Dog was spayed 2 days before prolapse resection. Reduce ovarian hormonal influences and recurrence.
2 anaesthesias are needed to avoid lengthy surgery leading to death of the old dog.

Outcome excellent as the dog is normal now.













1. Chihuahua in you tube


Friday, April 21, 2017

3069. Golden Heart Animal Rescue, Yangon

April 16, 2017

It rained dogs and cats today. Fewer people throw water on passers-by as compared to April 13 which was the first day of Thingyan. Thingyan lasts 4 days (April 13 to 16) this year and would be 5 days in a leap year.

A good Japanese lunch in a restaurant opened by a famous actor. He had prepared a big metal basin of soup and some food to give to passers by, as this is a tradition of Buddhist donations. Giving food to the poor and needy, I can comprehend.

I wanted to visit an animal shelter in Yangon. So, Dr Thein Tun Aung drove me to the Golden Heart Animal Rescue in Yangon. I thought it would be a small one like White Heart Animal Rescue and Shelter in Magwe and was pleasantly surprised. It was around 1.2 acres in land area and 280 stray dogs of mixed breed welcomed me. One perched on top of a box which I presumed was used for the Buddha and flowers as it was near the main gate. You can see him in the video.

I predict it would house 1,000 stray dogs within 3 years and much organisation and fund raising need to be planned now.

Video at:

Wednesday, April 12, 2017

3068. Lung tumours in the Pekinese and a cat. Prostate enlargement in a dog. Normal heart and lungs




Prostate enlarged

Friday, April 7, 2017

3067. A 7-year-old female red-eared slider is restless, paddling, not eating. Wants to lay eggs?

Apr 7, 2017

Behaviour for over 7 days. Paddling of legs, loss of appetite, restless,
Apartment too small to have pool and sand area.
Suggested a sand box as nesting area and access to water for feeding. 
I advised oxytocin injection 2 days but owner wanted to wait and see. 


April 18, 2017    1.35 kg bodyweight.  Owner agreed to oxytocin 10 IU (1 ml) SC injection today.
                            Slider stretched out hind legs but did not lay eggs. Loss of appetite but active.
                            Soil and sand box given. No digging seen.

April 19, 2017     1.3 kg.  2nd injection of oxytocin 10 IU SC today. Advised Critical Care of 1 tablespoon/kg = 6 grams daily. Divide into 4 parts/day.  1 part of CC to 2 parts of warm water.
Syringe feed.     
                           Some sliders lay eggs in water. Provide a tank of water. Some lay eggs in soil and sand. But this is apartment living and there is shortage of space for water and soil areas.

Thursday, April 6, 2017

Veterinary Files From Myanmar - Videos

April 12, 2017


The following veterinary educational videos for vet students & pet owners can be viewed by going to and search "veterinary files from myanmar".

Mar 2017
Dr T T Aung treats a coughing German Shepherd puppy in Magwe

Mar 2017
Dr T T Aung and Dr Sing Kong Yuen visit White Heart Animal Rescue and Shelter, Magwe, Myanmar

Nov 2016
Dr T T Aung and Dr Sing follows up on the Asiatic bear at Thanlyn Thabarwa Centre, 5 months after ranula operation

Nov 2016
Dr T T Aung treats a rabbit not eating

Oct 2016
Drs T T Aung and T T Soe donates to an old monastery; 2 case studies from RAVS

Sep 2016
Finding a Bear Vet in Myanmar. Pt 2
Visit to Naypytidaw Zoo

Sep 2016
Asiatic Bear 6 months old - Day 2 after operation by Scottish Vet and Aung

Sep 2016
2nd operation on the Asiatic bear's ranula by Dr T T Aung and a Scottish vet. Pt 4

Sep 2016
Dr Sing's Post-op review of ranula operation by marsupialisation on an Asiatic Bear. Pt 6

Sep 2016
Perineal urethrostomy in a cat house-call follow up with Dr T T Aung

Sep 2016
Dr Sing and Aung visits the Asiatic Bear 3 months after ranula operation

Sep 2016 
Perineal urethrostomy surgery in a cat by Dr T T Aung - Final Video
Dr Aung shares his surgical procedure knowledge on video

Jun 2016
Bear at Thabarwa Centre Pt 4. Pre-op check up at Thabarwa Centre, Thanlyn

Jun 2016
Sublingual mucoecoele in a bear Pt 4. Surgery by Scottish wildlife vet with T T Aung

Jun 2016. Visit bear at Thabarwa Centre, before tongue surgery Pt 3

Dec 2015
A Siberian Husky in Yangon has seizures

Dec 2015
Visit to RAVS - layout plan
Oct 2015
A Yangon cat cannot give birth

Sep 2014
A testimonial for Dr T T Aung who started his own practice in Yangon. One of the rare vets who treats veterinary medicine as a calling rather than as a money-making business.

Sep 2014
Visit to Yezin Univ of Vet Science

Aug 2014
House-call at Hyatt Hotel, Singapore with Dr T T Aung in 2010 house call cat swallowed a needle
About Dr T T Aung

Aug 2014
Dr Sing and T T Aung gave talk to University of Yezin final year students under MVA
visits university campus and rural areas

Aug 2014
Nystagmus and cloudy cornea in a Shih Tzu puppy

Aug 2014
Nervous signs of distemper in a Yangon English Cocker Spaniel puppy

Aug 2014
A Myanmarese cat has pyometra. Video in Myanmar language

Aug 2014.  Depo-Medo inj leads to pyometra in Yangon cats.
A Myanmarese cat has pyometra. Video in English language.

Tuesday, April 4, 2017

3065. A breeder wanted to delay Caesarean section

Mar 31, 2017

"I need an urgent C-section. The water bag had ruptured!" the breeder rushed to Toa Payoh Vets.
On arrival, one puppy (Pup 1) was born naturally while inside the van.
"I want an oxytocin injection as this Dachshund had C-sections before," he said. This was a very experienced breeder. I did not want to advise that there was no time to waste as the water bag had ruptured, but then a puppy was out.

So, I gave the oxytocin 1.2 ml IM. We waited. Around 15 minutes, a very large dead pup (Pup 2) was born with a shrunkened placenta. There was no water bag. So, this could be the one with the water bag ruptured, prompting the breeder to phone me.

The Dachsund, 61st day pregnant still had swollen abdomen, indicating at least 2 puppies still inside.

Puppy 3 -  a large pup with detached placenta.
This pup was not crying  but revived and was OK.

Puppy 4 - a small pup wrapped inside the water bag as for normal puppies seen at C-section.
This pup was not moving much and breathed like gasping for breath.