Monday, July 16, 2018

3204. Albino red-eared slider has ultraviolet light burn

One had died. This one is not eating. Ultraviolet light is too close to the red-eared sliders.

Sunday, July 15, 2018

3203. Temporary crown takes 2.5 hours to fix

Jul 16, 2018  Monday 8am to 9.30 am  National  Dental Centre, Singapore

Local anaesthetic
Lots of drilling. Can smell smoke.
Two thumbs to hold up mold on upper teeth.
Temporary plastic crown fixed. Chew and bite to seal it.
No flossing downwards or crown will be dislodged. Use floss brush from private dentist.
If crown is dislodaged
3 weeks on Aug 6 will get permanent crown.

Thursday, July 12, 2018

3203. A rare case of vulval tumour in a dwarf hamster

July 13, 2018

Toa Payoh Vets treat at least one hamster a week for the past 2 years. Tumours are the No. 1 surgical condition. This is the first case of a vulval tumour in a dwarf hamster. Images are shown.

The tumour irritates the hamster. She became lethargic.  The tumour is excised and the hamster is OK.

3202. New mushrooms on Jul 11, 2018 in the plantar box

Jul 10, 2018. 12 Thai boys, coach rescued from flooded cave.

Wednesday, July 11, 2018

3201. An 8-year-old Shih Tzu screams on standing up and shivers for the past 7 evenings.Why?

July 11, 2018

7 evenings of screaming on standing up followed by shivering body for some time. Why?
"Does it happen in the morning?" I asked the owner who said no.

Palpation of lumbar spinal area showed slight pain with a hunched back (video). Nothing serious like slipped disc. X-rays

Sunday, July 8, 2018

3199. A 1-year-old Shiba Inu keeps coughing despite 2 weeks of antibiotics from Vet 1

Jun 26, 2018. 
"Day and night, keeps coughing!" the young caregiver who is a medical undergraduate told me. "Vet 1 had given a course of antibiotics for the past 2 weeks. Now there is some drooling too."

A very painful trachea. No abnormal lung sounds.
Is this a case of chronic kennel cough or infestation of parasite inside he trachea?

X-rays show lung congestion but there are no lung sounds ausculated.
A very painful trachea from pharynx to sternal area. A swelling could be seen but not obvious in the X-ray.  A persistent cough could be due to kennel cough as breeder does not vaccinate.

As at Jul 7, 2018, the dog has fully recovered.

For the past months, many dogs in various breeding and boarding kennels cough. The AVA had investigated and there is a virus. A vaccine is reported to be available for the dogs.  This dog might be one of the dogs from the affected herd.