I’ve been out of town most of the last week at a Continuing Education meeting and my internet access has been sketchy at best. My hope had been to post some ramblings from the meeting but there just wasn’t wireless to be found at the meeting facility. I was able to get some site updates before leaving last week. The most significant is a new podcast:
In this episode we talk with Dr. Vicki Wilke, a surgeon at the
University of Minnesota and a prominent researcher in the field of
canine knees. This is the first in a two-part interview discussing knee
injuries. In this episode we discuss the different types of cruciate
injury, the current popular surgery techniques, and what to expect from
the recovery process. This is a very informative interview and a
must-listen for any dog owner. In addition we feature our Ask the Vet
section and some website updates. CLICK HERE.
We also added a new Ask the Vet question:
Q.) My six-year old setter developed a hard
lump on the inside of his leg, above the dewclaw, at the wrist. It
didn’t seem to bother him at all but of course we were very concerned.
Our vet x-rayed, and recommended a biopsy, which we did The report came
back as a organizing hematoma. Our vet has never seen one before. Since
the biopsy the dog licks the bump, and limps a little after exercise.
The entire joint is thicker now. Any advice on what we should do next,
A.) Each year I
seem to gain clients at the clinic who comment that they bring their
dogs to me because I’ve been through most problems with my own dogs. I
guess this is good for my clients and website visitors, but bad for my
CLICK HERE for the rest of the answer.