|Female with demodex|
Another beautiful day dawned again in
We were pleased to be able to treat a little female who we noticed yesterday had demodectic mange. We are hoping her skin may have improved enough by the end of the week so she will able to be spayed but suspect this is not likely to happen.
The dog’s wounds all looked perfect with no redness or swelling. All except for the very first female who had somehow managed to remove her intradermal skin sutures. We were very disappointed but set to work debriding and resuturing the wound ensuring her pain relief and antibiotic cover was repeated.
One of the biggest surgeries of the day was a heavily pregnant bitch spay. It was emotionally as well as surgically challenging. The bitch was already in poor condition which was likely to deteriorate if she had to feed and raise a large litter of puppies. That litter would then go on to produce more puppies so in a years time approximately 50 more dogs could be roaming the streets with more puppies on the way from that one female (assuming they were lucky enough to survive). Sandra operated efficiently to remove the distended uterus and was able to put to good use the Millers knot which she had perfected yesterday. This is ideal for surgeries which need good knot security. Within an hour the bitch was recovering well and we were confident she would quickly improve in condition and go on to lead a happier healthier life.
|Sandra Removing the Uterus|
Our totals for the day were four males and six females as well as the enucleation. Sandra and Lidia were becoming more confident but careful surgeons with the techniques they were developing and Katy was really using her background knowledge demonstrating both care and skill with her patient preparation and anaesthetic monitoring. Again I did not realise how long the day had been or that I was really tired until we got back to
but I still couldn’t wait for what the next day had in store for us! Bucharest