Snow Leopard

Snow Leopard
Snow Leopard cub (7 mos old) - Cape May County Zoo

Thursday, October 20, 2011


Ok, so the other day I posted about a dog with an abnormal chest radiograph:

 As it turns out, according to the specialists, this is a fat pad. Hmm. Interesting. I can't say, in 13 yrs of practice, I've ever seen a fat pad that pushed the heart up that far off the sternal border. Ok. They also can't find the root cause of this dog's issues either. That may involve another follow up blog.

Then there's this one:

I amputated the entire digit on this older Rottie mix. I could palpably feel that this mass involved the first two digits. As it turns out, this is a malignant melanoma that DID involve those digits.  It's been on the dog a while, so there is a good chance it has already spread through the blood vessels or lymphatic system. The pathology report confirms this as well. The dog is doing well and has healed great post-op!

 Then there's my blog on Monday, Oct 3rd where this was on one of my intra-op pictures:

Though this most assuredly seemed like some type of tumor, it turns out that it simply cystic endometrial hyperplasia and chronic endometritis. In other words, the tissue was excessively overgrowing and inflammed due to hormonal influences. So this lucky kitty is fixed with a spay! 

1 comment:

  1. Loved today's anatomy lesson. Fat pad huh???