Sky’s Optic Chiasm Meningioma

Sky was a 10 year old intact female Border Collie. She had had her left eye semi-closed for the last few months and a several weeks history of lethargy. Ophthalmic examination revealed that her left eye was enophthalmic but visual, had upper lid ptosis and protrusion of the third eyelid. Her right eye, however, was blind, mydriatic and unresponsive to light. A lesion close to the optic chiasm was suspected…

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Alfie the Airdale Terrier

The Tip of the Iceberg Alfie is an 8 and a half year old male neutered Airdale Terrier. He had a 6 month history of right sided conjunctivitus and epiphora. In the last week or two, a small swelling formed over the medial canthus that was mildly painful on palpation. An MRI was requested to include the sinuses, orbit, nasal cavity and brain. Findings There is a large amount of…

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Tom-Cooper, The Labrador, Visits The Dentist

Tom-Cooper, the beautiful Labrador, was referred for specialist dental care to assess his teeth after his vets were concerned about severe discoloration of his canine teeth & possible oral pain. After an examination, Tom was diagnosed with “pulp necrosis” of his Canine teeth & had two Root canal treatments performed (which prevented him from having to have the teeth extracted). Treatment for Tom is a two-stage procedure with the initial…

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Jack – A Soft Tissue Surgery Case Study

Jack, a 10 year old Jack Russell Terrier had a large left-sided rib tumor (suspected to be an Osteosracoma or Chondrosarcoma.) This mass was invading into the chest/thoracic cavity and causing collapse of the left lung. He had fluid build up in the chest cavity (pleural effusion), causing him to have difficulty in breathing (dyspoenia) and cyanosis (insufficient oxygenation). Initial diagnostics were via CT Scanning of the Chest & Abdomen…

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Louie the Maltese Terrier – A Case Study

Louie was a tiny 1.6kg Maltese Terrier that was brought in to the Out of Hours clinic (transferred from a local clinic) after he was attacked by a fox. He was shaken and bitten several times around the chest & abdomen. Findings: Louie had collapsed and in shock after being attacked by a fox. He had laboured breathing and abdominal palpation not possible as he was showed to be in pain around thorax…

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Penny The Bouncy Boxer

Penny, the very bouncy Boxer was an overnight guest after having a severe ventricular episode at the end of October. Alex, one of radiology interns can be seen carrying out an ultrasound of her abdomen. His magic touch means that she is having this done fully conscious and without being held. Penny is now doing well and back home with her very relieved owner but the string vest is not a fashion…

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