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作者: adminadmin (1:23 am)
龜全身感染. Bacterial infection in a turtle (Dr. John Choi –All Creatures Vet Centre/ Tai Po Vet Clinic).
This“Siu Kwai”presented with a generalised bacterial infection. The condition had occurred for over 3 months, as well as poor appetite and reduced mobility. The owner previously used medicine (oral and soaking), which only prolonged early clinical diagnosis and proper treatment.
On exam, prominent localised skin abscessation was evident. Following culture and sensitivity, a course of injections and topical medicine was instigated. After 10 days, the abscesses resided and appetite was returned to normal.
This was a fortunate case.
作者: adminadmin (12:54 am)
Surgical management of a wound in a red-earred slider: by Dr. John Choi (All Creatures Veterinary Centre / Tai Po Veterinary Clinic).
On the 16th August 2012, an owner of a 7 year old, female, red-earred slider (no name); presented to us after more than 2 months with a non-healing open wound of the ventral neck. This had lead to advanced swelling of the neck and shoulders, reducing appetite and mobility, and causing difficult breathing. It was life-threatening condition. It was diagnosed with bacterial infection secondary to an inciting wound.
[ 硬塊有4cm大. The removed caseous material was approx. 4cm diameter. ]
After surgery and medicine, the area healed within 2 weeks with gradual steady improvement with appetite, breathing, brightness, mobility etc. The owner was very satisfied with the outcome.
1 month later, the owner returned for a recheck photo. If you look closely, the terrapin is smiling!
作者: adminadmin (2:05 pm)
I was presented with a rectal and penile prolapsed 24 hours after initial presentation of signs.
It was measured approximately 3 inches in total length which was relatively long compared to a patient of 4 inches!
Due to trauma, there were erosive wounds on the ventral side with bleeding. There were extensive areas of dark discolouration due to constriction necrosis at the proximal portion of the gut, where the cloacal aperture was surrounding it.
After discussion with the owners, it was decided to proceed with a salvage procedure.
Under anaesthesia, portions of non-viable gut were removed. The prolapsed organs were replaced and a pulse-string suture was made around the cloacal opening.
Together with medicine, it made an uneventful recovery. A very happy terrapin at sutures out!
Even 1 month post surgery, it was eating well and very bright indeed.
By Dr. John Choi.
(at All Creatures Veterinary Centre / Tai Po Veterinary Clinic).
脫出來的內臟己變深色(變壞) 及潰瘍出血, 和主人商議後決定立刻做急救手術，
作者: adminadmin (11:55 pm)
Follicular Stasis (卵子積蓄)在雀鳥、兩棲及爬蟲動物身上都可以發生，為香港春天十分非見的疾病之一。在蜥蝪、守宮、兩棲類等無甲殼動物身上，飼主會發現動物食量大大減少但體重身段沒有改變，獸醫須以超聲波確診，大多個案以手術治療。
作者: adminadmin (2:42 am)
Turtle Eye Infection
This turtle was rescued from a park six months ago by the Hong Kong Society of Herpetology Foundation. Upon rescue it was noted that both eyes of the terrapin were swollen and shut. Treatment was commenced using eye ointment and every other day antibiotics injection. After one month the left eye swelling reduced but the right eye appeared worst.
The terrapin was presented to Happy Pets one week ago for eye examination. Physical examination reveals the terrapin to be in a good condition with strong shell. The left eye appear normal but the right eye was very swollen with a thick dense yellowish plug covering it (photo 1). At this point we were unable to assess the integrity of the eyeball.
Photo 1 ( swollen eyelid with fibrinous deposition)
Few drops of local anesthesia were applied to the right eye. Three minutes later the fibrin plug covering the eye was gently removed with small forceps and saline flushes. The eye ball appeared intact underneath although the eye lid was still swollen obscuring proper visualization.
The terrapin was sent home with topical antibiotic eye ointment to be applied twice daily for a week.
The terrapin was seen again after one week of treatment and right eye had healed fully. (photo 2).
Photo 2 – Normal looking eye one week after treatment
Dr. Karthi Krishnasamy, Happy Pets Veterinary Centre