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Wednesday, April 26, 2006

Wallaroo, quarantine exam

1. examination: observation, palpation
2. radiographs: whole body, especially jaw for detail
3. blood: CBC, Chemistry
4. rectal swab

Findings & treatment
1. left torn/bent off (=avulsed) toe nail :
a. removed by tearing it off, clipped, cleaned, left open,
b. cultured fluid from wound,
c. antibiotic (enrofloxacin inj, s.i.d., continued with trimethoprim sulfadiazine),
d. anti-inflammatory : metacam
2. enlarged cardiac silhouette :


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