Friday, December 31, 2021

4068. Little Egret seen on Yio Chu Kang Road

 


Wednesday, December 29, 2021

4067. Cloudy tank water and broken eggs - 18-year-old red-eared slider egg retention or binding?

Egg retention - unable to contract the uterus to expel the eggs

Egg binding - egg stuck inside the uterus and vent with difficulty in egg laying


















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An 18-year-old red-eared slider paddled furiously, laid pieces of egg shells for 3 days. Why? Thursday, 30 Dec 2021. "My red-eared slider laid sticky white stuff with pieces of broken egg shells, making her tank water white and cloudy!" a young couple consulted me (Dr Sing Kong Yuen) at Toa Payoh Vets at 10 AM.. A physical examination showed no discharge from the vent. "She still has good appetite," the lady mentioned. "X-rays will reveal the number of eggs not laid," I advised as one owner asked whether X-rays are necessary. X-rays showed 7 eggs retained. At 1.30 PM, I gave the oxytocin and calcium injections to stimulate the uterus to expel the eggs. At 4 PM, this video was created. Around 3 eggs were laid, but there were some chalky mass and pieces of egg shells seen in the tank water after the X-ray and before the oxytocin and calcium injection. Was this one of the 7 eggs? The owner took the slider home at 5 PM to monitor the egg laying. No more eggs were laid. Another oxytocin inj may be needed if the remaining 3 or 4 eggs are not laid. UPDATE AT BLOG: https://2010vets.blogspot.com/2021/12/4066-cloudy-tank-water-and-broken-eggs.html


Tuesday, December 28, 2021

4066. Singapore sculptures

1. Sculptor Han Sai Por, Seeds, 1995, Granite
Esplande waterfront

4 granite structures symbolise the germination of the arts on fertile ground.



2.  "Untitled" by Rotraut, 2010
3-metre high bright red painted aluminium sculpture created in a single moment, released liquid plaster from a bottle.



3. Esplanade – Theatres on the Bay, Forecourt Garden ; Artist: Chua Boon Kee ; Material: Forged copper ; Year: 2012.

Commissioned in conjunction with Esplanade’s 10th Anniversary celebrations in 2012, the Happy Family of Five stands in the centre’s forecourt garden, a place for families and friends to gather and enjoy a relaxing environment and wonderful views of the city.

Artist: Chua Boon Kee
Material: Forged copper
Year: 2012

Sunday, December 26, 2021

4065. A golden sunset in Singapore

27 Dec 2021:

PHOTOGRAPHY TIPS: Taking sun bursts in sunset, using "P: Mode. This tip is for those who do not want to fiddle with settings of ISO, shutter speed, in manual mode as the sun sets fast. 

Canon EOS 90D, 18-200mm lens. "P" Mode. Single point focus. Central position.

1.  Handheld camera. Taken from stationary car door window.   
2. Take more than 6 shots.
3. Focus on centre of image - on the TREE TOP LEAVES, not on the setting sun.
3. Only this shot is sharp. It has a sharper "sunburst" (centre of image) if you view at 100%  

UPDATE ON THIS WEBPAGE:
https://2010vets.blogspot.com/2021/12/4065-golden-sunset-in-singapore.html










Thursday, December 23, 2021

4064. Images of home-grown vegetables in an Australian garden - sydney garden australia


Eggplants



Tomatos


More tomatoes



Coriander



Sweet Basil


Two types of Thai Basils



Red hot chilli and capsicum

"Green" chilli


Rock melon



More eggplants


Roses




Loofah

Cucumbers



Hot chillis and calamansi

Last season lady's fingers or okra 








Calamansi harvested late instead of as green coloured ones


Rockets


Loofah, capsicum, long beans and okra last year





Cucumbers








Long beans


3 AUG 2022 --------From George Leong

Winter plants

Mustard plant



Radish plant



Garden pea flowers and pods





Weeds (flowers)



Saturday, December 18, 2021

How to treat an old dog's pressure sore?

How to treat an old Spaniel's "pressure sore"? Be Kind To Pets Veterinary Educational Videos, sponsored by Toa Payoh Vets Dr Sing Kong Yuen, BVMS (Glasgow). 19 Dec 2021.

9 Dec 2021: The owner of an old Spaniel WhatsApp me as her old dog had an irritating weepy large skin lump of over 3 cm x 3 cm under the left armpit. She had consulted Vet 1 twice on 11 and 25 November. Vet 1 diagnosed "pressure sore" and assured her it was not cancerous. She put an E-collar on the dog to prevent licking and gave Vet 1's medication, Apoquel which reduces inflammation from the 2nd visit on 25 Nov. Antibiotics and anti-fungal medication were given as prescribed. 

11 Nov - 9 Dec 2021: WhatsApp photos from the owner indicated that the left armpit more likely had a growing skin tumour than a pressure sore. The dog had bitten and licked it over some weeks to relieve himself of the itchiness caused by the infection of the "hole" of the tumour. She agreed to a check up and surgery 7 days later on 15 Dec. She would have to take the dog off all medication. She should put the dog on the E-collar 24 hours daily instead of half a day.

15 Dec 2021: The owner WhatsApp yesterday to cancel the appointment as she had important office meetings. "My dog's sore seems to be shrinking past 3 days. So, I'm not so panicky also now. I am using a theatre-grade sealing gel that my surgeon friend recommended to me. Thanks."    UPDATE ON 26 Dec 2021:

Owner used the Magic Stratamed gel. Used 2 tubes so far. She said it was an amazing gel and showed 2 images. 15 Dec and 26 Dec. The wound had closed 90%.







TIPS AND ADVICES. 19 Dec 2021: Surgical excision to remove the growing armpit tumour and a small one adjacent to it on 15 Dec would have resolved the weepy itchy situation and improve the dog's quality of life. The sealing gel is not a cure.  Actually, it was Vet 1's 2nd consultation medication that brought down the swelling. Wearing an E-collar 24 hours a day, instead of at night only, as advised by me helped too. It was NOT the magic of the theatre-grade sealing gel at all!  

 

UPDATE ON THIS BLOG:
https://2010vets.blogspot.com/2021/12/how-to-treat-old-dogs-pressure-sore.html


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TEXT FOR GOOGLE PAGE OF TOA PAYOH VETS

How to treat an old Spaniel's "pressure sore"? Be Kind To Pets Veterinary Educational Videos, sponsored by Toa Payoh Vets Dr Sing Kong Yuen, BVMS (Glasgow). 19 Dec 2021.

9 Dec 2021: The owner of an old Spaniel WhatsApp me as her old dog had an irritating weepy large skin lump of over 3 cm x 3 cm under the left armpit. She had consulted Vet 1 twice on 11 and 25 November. Vet 1 diagnosed "pressure sore" and assured her it was not cancerous. She put an E-collar on the dog to prevent licking and gave Vet 1's medication, Apoquel which reduces inflammation from the 2nd visit on 25 Nov. Antibiotics and anti-fungal medication were given as prescribed. 

11 Nov - 9 Dec 2021: WhatsApp photos from the owner indicated that the left armpit more likely had a growing skin tumour than a pressure sore. The dog had bitten and licked it over some weeks to relieve himself of the itchiness caused by the infection of the "hole" of the tumour. She agreed to a check up and surgery 7 days later on 15 Dec.

15 Dec 2021: The owner WhatsApp yesterday to cancel the appointment as she had important office meetings. "My dog's sore seems to be shrinking past 3 days. So, I'm not so panicky also now. I am using a theatre-grade sealing gel that my surgeon friend recommended to me. Thanks."   

TIPS AND ADVICES. 19 Dec 2021: Surgical excision to remove the growing armpit tumour and a small one adjacent to it on 15 Dec would have resolved the weepy itchy situation and improve the dog's quality of life... (Text exceeds 1,500 words, go to

MORE INFO AND UPDATE ON THIS BLOG:
https://2010vets.blogspot.com/2021/12/how-to-treat-old-dogs-pressure-sore.html