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Brachycephalic syndrome

Brachycephalic syndrome refers to elongated soft palate, stenotic nares and everted laryngeal saccules. It usually affects "short-headed" or brachycephalic dogs. These are the English Bulldog, French Bulldog, Pug, Pekinese and Boston Terrier. These breeds because of the shape of their head, muzzle and throat are often presented with noisy-difficult breathing. Other clinical signs can [...]

Russel

Russel came to our clinic as an emergency! He was hit by a car. Russel was in shock and in a lot of pain. His pelvis was broken, fracture of the ilium, and he could not stand. After stabilizing him, he went into surgery to repair the fracture, with a plate and screws. In [...]

Chakos

Chakos presented at our clinic with a wound on his side that had been open for 2 months and was not healing and was very infected. At our clinic we treated the infection and we performed a SKIN FLAP. We did infra red pulse light therapy for a few days post surgery, to improve [...]

External fixation

External fixation is a surgical procedure used to stabilize and set bones back into the correct position. In order to achieve this, the use of an external skeletal fixator is required. An external fixator is a device that consists of pins, which pass through the dog’s skin, underlying tissues and bone and keep [...]

Subtotal Colectomy

Megacolon is a disease that generally occurs in middle-aged to older cats, but has also been seen in cats as young as three to four years old. It is usually caused by tumors, foreign bodies and hairballs blocking the colon. Subtotal colectomy is a surgical procedure indicated for cases of chronic constipation [...]

Multiple fractures – External osteosyntheis

Intramedullary nails for external fixation is the surgical procedure that uses the interlocking nails internally and externally, for the treatment of fractures and stabilization of bones. The nails are put horizontally in the leg and vertically at the exterior for extra support. It is usually used for multiple fractures of the bones. [...]

Multiple fractures – Intramedullary nail

Intramedullary pin and plate is the process of inserting a metal rod into the medullary cavity of a bone, in order to treat fractures. Placing an intramedullary pin nail simplifies axial alignment of the major proximal and distal bone segments, which can be particularly difficult to accomplish when applying a bone [...]

Fractures of the pelvis

Fractures of the pelvis are the most common fractures seen in dogs. These fractures are usually the result of major trauma. Generally, pelvic fractures cause acute, non-weight bearing lameness of the hind legs. These fractures are usually found in mature bones; young animals with trauma to the pelvis commonly will have other structures break before [...]

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