What’s Been Happening at LBAH

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Check out this extensive list of people, pets, medical and surgical problems, and staff that we have been involved with over the last year.

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I had the opportunity to spend the day at the Long Beach Aquarium of the Pacific. We examined sea turtles and penguins.
Here are some of the volunteers and staff of the aquarium working together to give one of their turtles a quick scrub before returning it back to its enclosure. It takes a lot of people to work with them because they are quite heavy! I also learned a lot about aquatic medicine! I also attended a meeting with several other veterinarians to learn about communication. It was quite a busy day.
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I had the opportunity to spend the day at the Long Beach Aquarium of the Pacific.  We examined sea turtles and penguins. 
Here are some of the volunteers and staff of the aquarium working together to give one of their turtles a quick scrub before returning it back to its enclosure. It takes a lot of people to work with them because they are quite heavy! I also learned a lot about aquatic medicine! I also attended a meeting with several other veterinarians to learn about communication. It was quite a busy day.

 

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Lucky!

You guys have the best job ever. I'm sure it has its days. All jobs do. But then you get this.

5 days ago

Long Beach Animal Hospital

Wildlife Social Day

I got the opportunity to attend a meeting with South Bay Wildlife Rehab with Dr. P, and met people who have dedicated part of their lives to helping wildlife. I learned about raising young hummingbirds, treating injured raptors, and how to safely approach an injured bat. Never pick up a bat without gloves on!

Rehabilitating wildlife takes a lot of knowledge and skill. If you find an animal that you are concerned may be injured or orphaned, please call your local wildlife rehabilitation facility for assistance before trying to handle the animal yourself.

Here is how we provide free care for wildlife at LBAH- www.lbah.com/wildlife-care/
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Wildlife Social Day
I got the opportunity to attend a meeting with South Bay Wildlife Rehab with Dr. P, and met people who have dedicated part of their lives to helping wildlife. I learned about raising young hummingbirds, treating injured raptors, and how to safely approach an injured bat.  Never pick up a bat without gloves on!
Rehabilitating wildlife takes a lot of knowledge and skill. If you find an animal that you are concerned may be injured or orphaned, please call your local wildlife rehabilitation facility for assistance before trying to handle the animal yourself. 
Here is how we provide free care for wildlife at LBAH- https://www.lbah.com/wildlife-care/Image attachmentImage attachment

6 days ago

Long Beach Animal Hospital

Mystery X-Ray answer
The problem area is circled in red on the radiograph below. This is bone cancer, called osteosarcoma. You can see it a little easier on the other radiograph which is a different view. If you would like to learn more about reading radiographs we have a page on our web site-https://www.lbah.com/avian/how-to-read-a-radiograph-x-ray/
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Mystery X-Ray answer
The problem area is circled in red on the radiograph below. This is bone cancer, called osteosarcoma. You can see it a little easier on the other radiograph which is a different view.  If you would like to learn more about reading radiographs we have a page on our web site-https://www.lbah.com/avian/how-to-read-a-radiograph-x-ray/Image attachment

 

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Was it caught early enough and is amputation an option for a dog that size?

Mystery X-Ray time
Do you see any problems on this 10 year old St. Bernard that is limping on its right rear leg. Look carefully!
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Mystery X-Ray time
Do you see any problems on this 10 year old St. Bernard that is limping on its right rear leg. Look carefully!

 

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I will circle the lesion on this radiograph later today, and also post a side view so you can see it earlier. Look closely at the right knee.

There is a divot on the femur

Or I was going to guess arthritis

Could they get bone spurs there?

This is a bit like 'Where's Wally'!!🀣

πŸ€”I'm thinking.....maybe.....osteoporosis?

Three "bumps" on the lower right humerus, (don't know dog anatomy), don't match. Could be they are like the sesamoid bones in our feet, attracted by connective tissue. Is it osteoarthritis?

Is the head of the chipped? There seems to be lines about 0.25" below the head of the lateral side of tibia that I am finding hard to explain -- perhaps that is only structures on the fibula superimposed on the image of tibia.

Lower bone left leg is shorter.

One leg bone longer than other? πŸ€”

Bone on bone!😒

Pulled a hammy πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚

Hip dysphasia

Arthritis?

Patellas?

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Fabiola Mendez

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1 week ago

Long Beach Animal Hospital

Extern Daily Diary
It was one busy and exhausting day yesterday with the owl surgeries. I learned a lot, and was thrilled I was invited to watch the surgeries. Dr. P treated me to sushi afterwards!
Today was laser day, and I learned of its tremendous advantages in many surgeries. I also learned to be careful not to zap myself!
www.lbah.com/services/laser-surgery/
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Extern Daily Diary
It was one busy and exhausting day yesterday with the owl surgeries. I learned a lot, and was thrilled I was invited to watch the surgeries. Dr. P treated me to sushi afterwards!
Today was laser day, and I learned of its tremendous advantages in many surgeries. I also learned to be careful not to zap myself!
https://www.lbah.com/services/laser-surgery/Image attachmentImage attachment