Wednesday, December 11, 2013

1258. Follow through with rabbit owner on Day 3 by telephone

Dec 10, 2013
Rabbit, born Oct 22, 2013. , Male 1.5 months.

Right eye tearing and red upper conjunctiva - like intense eye rubbing had been done after some objects irritated the eye.

Video shows clearly the condition. 

Many vets do follow up but some don't bother to do so. Maybe the vet school has not emphasized this aspect as follow ups build good vet-client relationship. 

Dec 12, 2013 - Day 3 after consultation
By following up, the vet knows how effective his medication and injections are. In this case, I phoned the father and he went to check personally. He thought the upper conjuncitval swelling (blood-shot) was back to normal but soon phoned to say there was some redness. I asked him to email the images to me rather than WhatsApp.

E-collar not worn.
White stools yesterday but now brown stools as normal
Rabbit is active and eating all the past 3 days.

Owner had changed sharp bedding and ensure hay not sharp. I don't follow up all cases myself as some days are just too busy. But important cases ought to be followed through..

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