2 days ago
Answer to yesterday's mystery diagnosis
Here is what the eye looked like after laser surgery.
You can see the complete surgery from beginning to end at this link-
www.lbah.com/word/guinea-pig/guinea-pig-eye-surgery/ ... See MoreSee Less
Great job, Dr William Ridgeway! Carl, did you know that Bill and I were chemistry lab partners at USC?!
I love Dr Ridgeway!
Piggie must feel so much better. 😘 Get well buddy.
3 days ago
What is going on with this Guinea Pig? ... See MoreSee Less
🤔some kind of respiratory infection? I was told when Guinea's eyes are watery its indication of resp issue.
What is the foriei
what is the foreign object? S
Poor thing. Ouch!
is that a foxtail?
Eyelash abnormalities - trichiasis?
Poor baby. How irritating that can be. How was it treated?
Good guess! It is the Guinea Pig version of that.
Long Beach Animal Hospital added 5 new photos.
1 week ago
Answer to yesterday's Mystery X-Ray
The original radiograph is reposted. The second radiograph points to the arthritis (called spondylosis) all along this dog's spine. Circled are the greatly enlarged sub lumbar lymph nodes.
The diagnosis is anal sac adenocarcinoma with metastasis to the sub lumber lymph nodes.
You can see the chemotherapy drugs that were administered by the Veterinary Cancer Group. They helped him for quite a while, and were a big help in this dog's quality of life.
You can also see the acupuncture Dr. Seto performed to help him in general, and also to treat his arthritis.
To learn more about lymph nodes follow this link:
To learn more about arthritis follow this link:
To learn more about cancer in general follow this link:
www.lbah.com/word/canine/canine-fractured-tibia-shinbone/ ... See MoreSee Less
1 week ago
Mystery X-ray time
The last few ones have been a little too easy (or else there are several budding veterinary radiologists on FB), so I am going to turn up the heat a teeny notch and see if you can figure out this one.
It is a lateral abdominal radiograph from an elderly dog that is losing weight. ... See MoreSee Less
He ate some shoelaces
Growth pushing colon down, enlarged lymph nodes??
Lots of tapeworms.. or maybe roundworms?
Intestinal mass or obstruction.
prostate hyperplasia and reactive lymph nodes. Spondylosis in vertebrae
Intestines don't exactly look right to me.
A cat swallowed a string
Its dog and it did not swallow a string.
Looks like a prostate issue !
2 weeks ago
Tortoise shell answer
Good job to all of those that knew we were cutting the shell (called the plastron) for surgery for bladder stone removal. Those that asked if it was a female and we were going to remove her eggs is a good answer also.,
You can see from this radiograph that these bladder stones in tortoises are huge. To watch the whole surgery, including how we put the shell back together with fiberglass from a surfboard shop, and to even see the beating heart during the surgery, click on this link:
www.lbah.com/word/reptile/tortoise-bladder-stones/ ... See MoreSee Less
i love that you share these!
This was such an interesting read! Turk has a bladder stone when we got him he was only just a year old and the stone was 2.5cm big! Our vet said he had never performed this procedure on a tortoise so tiny but it all went amazingly 😁
That was amazing!!
That was a great read.
How can you prevent them from forming?
We don't know why they form, so prevention is hard to recommend.