This little cutie pie is Cherry, and he had a big day! Shell cleaning, sutures placed following an anal prolapse, radiographs, fluids, and an enema! What a little trooper! (Telazol helped in his cooperation 🙈) also, I learned today how to get lateral and AP rads on a turtle 🤣 (swipe 👉🏻to see the creativity of our vet)
Anyway, it appears that Cherry has been ingesting tiny rocks in his habitat, which led to the prolapse that brought him into us. Here’s hoping that the owners make husbandry changes and are attentive to him and his medical care going forward 🤞🏻🐢
Extracted this upper right 2nd molar (tooth 17) last week. The patient had done all the right things, so it was a tremendous shame to have to lose the tooth.
Having undergone #endodontic treatment, she requested a crown from her dentist to protect the tooth.
In trying to be conservative, her #dentist preserved a thin slither of tooth at the mesial marginal ridge. This was the point of failure though, the tooth suffering a catastrophic vertical crown/root fracture within 12 months 🤦🏼♂️Good intentions, unfortunate outcome 🙇🏼♂️ I met the patient about 3 months after they first felt a #crack , shortly after that, the tooth became loose. The #radiographs show the bone 🦴 blowout that will need some re-building before we replace this tooth with an implant 🔩
✖️the thick cement layer ✖️cement excess distally
✖️incorrect restoration design
Tip: 👌use rubber dam to catch cement 👌check fit before cementation
👊consider prep design!!
🗣 if in doubt, ask a #specialist for advice, always happy to help!
Upon clinical examination everything seemed normal But after taking X-rays this is what we noticed!
Signs of Tooth trauma. Very common with active little ones! Looks like she bumped her front teeth, the parents were unaware that even happened. This is one of the reasons why X-rays should be taken.
Treatment ➡️ This will be constantly monitored by the dentist since the teeth is at an increase risk for developing a dental infection or pathology
Correspondence: Mosaic Effects of Growth Hormone on Fibrous Dysplasia of Bone. ⠀
Figure 1: Patient with Fibrous Dysplasia and the McCune–Albright Syndrome. Shown are photographs of the patient’s left hand, which was affected by fibrous #dysplasia in the context of growth hormone excess, as compared with his unaffected right hand. The left hand shows prominent finger pulp and widening of the left distal phalangeal tips (Panel A), as compared with the right hand (Panel B). #Radiographs show the distal bone overgrowth of the affected left hand (Panel C), as compared with the subtle tufting of the normal right hand (Panel D). #MRI of the head (Panel E) revealed enlargement of the pituitary gland (arrow) and expansion of the cranium and skull base, which were affected with fibrous dysplasia (asterisks). Tap the link in our bio to learn more. ⠀
Bone lodged in esophagus, also restricting the airway. Patient presented in respiratory distress, blue tongue, foam coming out of nose and mouth. Be very careful and know the risks of giving your dogs real bones! 🐕🐾 #vettech#caseoftheday#giveadogabone#radiographs
Ever wonder why when you go to the dentist there seems to be lots of different kinds of X-rays or Radiographs? There is a reason!
Different views of the teeth, provide different types of information to your dentist. A Panoramic, or “Pan” gives the dentist an overall view of your mouth. It shows all the teeth, including the wisdom teeth, and the surrounding structures. A Bite-Wing or “BW” is the most routinely done radiograph. How often your dentist takes these depends on your individual risk factors. Patients prone to cavities may get them taken as often as every 6-12 months. Patients less prone to cavities may have them delayed every 1.5-2 years. This type of radiograph looks for cavities in between the teeth. A Periapical or “PA” shows the whole tooth, including it’s root. This type of radiograph is important to look for any nerve involvement and/or infection.
We had an excellent turnout last night at our monthly Farrier's meeting. We had two very interesting cases that the veterinarians and farriers worked together on to come up with the best solution to help the horse!
The first case was an 11 year old, mare who had a deep hoof crack. The mare had suffered some neglect in a previous home and her current owner has struggled with various foot problems since she has had the horse. A lameness evaluation using the Equinosis Q Lameness Locator, radiographs, and hoof testers were utilized to evaluate the horse and come up with a plan. The farriers and veterinarians decided the hoof needed some serious trimming to remove debris and unneeded foot and then a properly fitted shoe, clips, and a metal plate with screws were used to reconstruct the foot and create more stability and support for the mare. The screws in the metal plate went into the hoof, but are completely non-painful as they did not come into contact with any sensitive laminae. We are confident that these corrections will make this horse much more comfortable and while her hoof troubles may never be completely resolved, the veterinarians and farriers were able to come up with an excellent management plan for her to help her, her owner, and her farrier keep her as sound and happy as possible.
We want to thank all of the owners, veterinarians, and farriers who traveled from near and far to attend our meeting last night! We enjoyed having you all and we hope you learned as much as we did!
Here are some before and after pictures from this case! #daviecountylargeanimalhospital#dclah#farriersnight#farriers#hoofcrack#radiographs#fixthefoot#farriersofinstagram#farrierslife#veterinarians#veterinariansofinstagram#vetlife#horse#horsesofinstagram#largeanimalvet#largeanimalmedicine#daviecounty#northcarolina#northcarolinafarrierassociation#shoeinghorses#hooftrimming
Ferrets With Rickets 🐹🐾 What is rickets?
Rickets is a term used to describe abnormal development and calcification (strengthening) of the bones, secondary to either 1) low calcium 2) low vitamin D or 3) high phosphorous intake. Ferrets with rickets can show a range of clinical signs. In moderate to severe cases, affected ferrets are unable to walk or show significant lameness (sore legs). They can also develop fractures during everyday activities due to their weak, rubber-like bones.
To learn more about the cause of rickets, as well as information on prevention and treatment options, see the full post on our Facebook page.
Move over Dr. Claire, there is a new vet in town! George! 👶🏼
This little doctor in training got to help Claire interpret radiographs and review ultrasound images today. He already knew what a stethoscope was and what it was used for, watch out world. There is a new doctor coming your way, 2028 👨🏼⚕️ #nwvetstanwood#nwvetequine#doctorintraining#kidvet#babydoctor#radiographs
Nobody wants to work blind. The radiation risks of dental X-rays are negligible: less than talking on your mobile phone or traveling on a plane.
The diagnostic and preventive benefits are huge and sometimes even lifesaving.
Say yes to xrays at your next dental visit 🦷 ⚡️ 💀 ✅