What kind of animal is this?
What is wrong with this x-ray?
|Ventrodorsal view - right humerus|
|AP view - right humerus|
|Looking down on a chicken skeleton,|
showing the relation of the humerus.
|First, the vulture is given a pre-med to|
calm him down and allow for less gas
anesthesia to be used. Here, isoflurane is
being given to induce anesthesia.
|Once asleep we have to then intubate all|
of our patients to provide a direct path
for airflow and anesthesia
|We have now intubated the vulture, meaning|
a tube goes from his mouth, down his trachea
and supplies gas anesthesia and oxygen to his
respiratory tract. Notice the "red head" which
is why they are called, Turkey vultures.
|The patient is then prepped to go to surgery.|
The machine at the right of the picture is our
gas anesthesia machine.
|I had to make a small skin incision at one end of his humerus|
and then use a surgical drill to place an "intramedullary" pin
for resisting "bending" forces. We will go over this in a bit.
A few other pins were drilled through the bone at different areas
on either side of the fracture site to add "rotational" stability.
|Close up of surgery site|
|Close up of surgery site - labelled|
Clearly not showcasing my artistic talents
|We then placed a rubber drain over the pins,|
and filled it with an epoxy to add support to the
external fixator (much like the bobcat jaw repair!)
|Approximately 6 weeks post op|
|Canine upper respiratory anatomy|
|Canine Respiratory Anatomy all put together|
|Right lateral - October 1, 2011|
|Right lateral - August 19, 2011|
|Canine skeleton showing location of metatarsals|
|Right lateral oblique|
|Right lateral oblique labeled|
|left lateral labeled|
|In this picture, the bobcat is laying on his|
back and the tip of his chin is towards the
top of the photo. The exposed bone is a few
of the many pieces we actually found during
the surgery, making fixation very difficult.
|We then decided that since there were|
so many pieces, what we needed to do
was to stabilize the larger pieces of the jaw
by drilling pins into the bone and connecting
the pins together to make an external fixator.
|Two pins in place along mandible|
|Pins were reinforced using an epoxy|