Thursday, May 6, 2021

3587. 2 month old hamster fractures his left hind foot - amputation


Photoshopped X-ray at Toa Payoh Vets

Original X ray from Vet 1 

Monday, May 3, 2021

hypertrophic osteodysrophy in a 13-year-old Rottweiler.

Hypertrophic Osteodystrophy occurs usually in young dogs. This could be a recurring HOD case. Treatment depends on the cause. In this case, lung and abdominal X-rays are needed.

X-rays of forelimb swellings show necrosis and inflammation of cancellous bone. The disease is usually bilateral in the limb bones, especially the distal radius, ulna, and tibia.

For this 13-year-old female spayed Rottweiler, X-ray of lungs and abdomen are needed to check for lung or abdominal cancers. Treatment depends on cause. If it s lung cancer, the treatment of lung cancer will be needed. Give painkillers, antibiotics for this case.


3585. A miniature "sting-ray" insect inside a 2cm x 1.5 cm white flower seen in a condo fencing plant

IMAGE 1/3 Camera image. IMAGE 2/3 Photoshop.  IMAGE 3/3 Photoshop close up. 

I was walking along the left fence boundary of the Bullion Park Condo. Leafy plants grow over the  fencing. 

I saw this "sting-ray" insect inside a white miniature flower 2 cm x 1.5 cm with 3 petals.  Cannon EOS 80D, 18-55mm lens, P Mode. AF, single point focus. The insect did not move when I touched the petals to check whether it is an insect or not. It had legs (see close up). Hand-held. Shaded area.
I focused on the insect. This is the best of 10 images as it shows the legs of the insect.    

The use of a tripod will give a much sharper image.  

Saturday, May 1, 2021

3584. A dwarf hamster has a gigantic haematoma

2 May 2021. VETERINARY ANAESTHESIA AND SURGERY. 3 IMAGES. The owner's vet does not perform hamster anaesthesia and surgery and suggested euthanasia when the hamster stopped eating or was too ill. The owner surfed the internet and found Toa Payoh Vets. The large swelling was a haematoma with serosanguineous fluid. 

A cluster of grape-like nodules hid inside. The anaesthesia was high risk as the hamster was aged, thin, eating less and had the swelling for more than 3 weeks. The owner consented to the risks of death on the operating table. A happy ending for the owner. 

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