THIS IS THE FUNNIEST THING I’VE SEEN EVER
THIS IS THE FUNNIEST THING I’VE SEEN EVER
An elderly three-legged dog came in to have a small wart removed from her eyelid.
Last time she was at our clinic was 10 years ago, when she was estimated to be about 1-2 years old. She had been adopted from a rural shelter, with a massive growth engulfing her entire leg. Her adopters brought her to us, and our vet amputated the leg and shoulder. He sent a sample out for biopsy, and the report said it was a lipoma!
“World War I photograph of an injured horse in the process of being secured to the portable operating table, “The Simplicity Equine,” which was being used by the US Army Signal Corps. WWI was the last major war in which horses were utilized. Although their scale of recruitment was relatively small, they had to endure the more advanced fire power deployed in the war. Advances in medicine and surgery resulted in more available treatment options.”
So today I had to remove a HUGE abscess on a canary… I was about to close him up when he got into cardiac arrest
:( Poor guy, he couldn’t even eat or drink water properly, ‘cuz that thing was SO heavy that he had to lean his head to the right all the time :(
New technique for micro-surgery
Sound Scalpel - Invisible ‘knife’ uses sound to slice
Engineers made a lens coated with carbon nanotubes that converts light to sound (with the help of a rubbery layer) and the high-pressure focused sound waves allows 150-micrometer holes to be drilled in small objects. The image here shows holes drilled inside of an artificial kidney stone.
This new and improved technique opens up a whole new world at this small of a scale. Surgery could be painless as the precision of this lens would allow the surgeon to avoid nerve fibers. An invisible scalpel if you will.
For all of you who are curious, the carbon nanotubes convert the light to sound by first absorbing the light from a laser and converting the heat to the rubbery layer (polydimethylsiloxane) and that layer expands creating the sound wave. Pretty cool!
This is a Burmese python that has just woken up from surgery. She still has her endotracheal tube in.
A canine mammary mass removal
Removal of a testicular tumor from a cryptorchid dog. Tumors are more likely in cryptorchid (undescended) testicles, so neutering is even more important for these guys!
And THIS, my dear friends, is why you listen to your vet when they tell you to keep your recently spayed cat as calm and still as possible.
My girlfriend recently got a cornea transplant. Here is a high res image of the stitches in her eye
Disgusting? You mean amazing? Think of the medical marvel this is.
this was on the news yesterday! so cool omg
This is seriously amazing. Like, holy crap.
Ophthalmology is so cool so cool god I want to do surgery with a microscope and 10-0 *flail*
Mammary gland tumor in a bitch ( can’t remember her age and etc. I took these pictures long ago - the tumor was so big I wanted to share)
Aggressive behavior in animals is sometimes caused by a painful condition. This cat was so aggressive that her owners had use a feral trap in their house just to get her to us! Any time they tried to even approach their pet, she’d attack viciously. Her behavior in the clinic was just as bad as at home.
During her spay our vet discovered this HUGE ovarian cyst — a condition that is known to be quite painful in humans — and removed it along with the rest of the reproductive organs. Her recovery was uneventful, but she returned in a few days for a recheck (dx: worrywart owner ^_~), and to our shock she was THE sweetest, mild-mannered little kitty you could imagine. Purred and head-butted us during the entire examination, even the temp check.
She had just been in such excruciating pain and as soon as that pain was relieved, her true temperament showed through. Needless to say, the owners were super grateful for the change! :)
Tough surgery today. Knee joint dislocation, patella and femur fracture and damaged cartilage on the left hind leg of a 4 months old female husky, fixed with an intramedullary rod and and metal wire ( pictures 1 and 2).
The last picture shows the wound sutured by me, my first suture on a live animal :-)