Aubergine, the juvenile male pygmy hippopotamus that was born on August 4th, underwent a series of exams on Wednesday in an effort to find the cause of chronic nasal discharge that he has been experiencing. The exams included a CT scan, a rhinoscopy, and a bronchoscopy.
The Zoo Miami Animal Health team led by Chief Veterinarian Dr. Gwen Myers and assisted by Associate Veterinarians Dr. Gaby Flacke, Dr. Jimmy Johnson, and Dr. Marisa Bezjian, coordinated and supervised the procedures. Dr. Xavier Meaux and veterinary technician Robert Zapata of Mobile Pet Imaging performed the CT Scan and Dr. Woody Hayes, using valuable endoscopy equipment generously loaned by the Storz Company, performed the rhinoscopy and bronchoscopy exams in an effort to discover what may be causing the young hippo’s chronic discharge. Blood samples were also collected.
Initial results are still inconclusive and the veterinary team will be meeting within the next several days to discuss in depth some theories as to why Aubergine is exhibiting these symptoms and to determine what, if any treatment, will be necessary. In the meantime, he appears to have fully recovered from the procedures and is back on exhibit with his mother. Other than the nasal discharge, he is eating well and demonstrating normal behavior.
💛 Meet Benny!
We got several calls about a new male dog with terrible skin disease running around Laxman jula and Ram Jula. We call him Benny.
This poor dog does not have a territory, and this is the worst thing that can happen to a street dog.
Dogs with no territory easily get sick, as they do not have proper rest, can't find food and need to defend themselves from other dogs.
As our clinic is full, we have no other option than treating Benny on the street. Every day we are looking for him to give him meds and high protein food. Thanks to all the people who are tracking him and contact us when they see Benny - without their daily help it would be so much harder 🙏🏼
Benny is recovering very fast. We hope that soon he will manage to settle in one place and his life will become nicer.
To support Benny's treatment and help other animals in need please donate through the link in bio.
To help physically come to volunteer. We need help for morning shifts in the clinic, from 8:30 am to 11 am.
5112118 February, 2019
Taking calculated risk at every step takes you to a level of success no one expects from you 🔥⛷☃️
A year and a day ago, a well-meaning man bought three quails from a live market in Queens, NYC and released them in a park before a blizzard. If the timing had been different, they would have likely frozen to death, buried in snow. But luckily someone saw this, knew there was a problem, and passed it through the grapevine, until it reached rescuers. And so Cecilia (pictured), Stanley, and sweet late Bernard came into this household.
They are three of the best little people I've had the privilege of caring for and I'm so heartbroken Bernard didn't survive to their first rescueversary. (His autopsy results came back and showed he was ill, but the cause wasn't determined and his roommate Stanley was given a clear bill of health. Birds are very good at hiding illness 😢.) Quails are among the most exploited species, as they're hunted, experimented on, killed for their flesh, and farmed for their eggs. They're also individuals-- chatty, spunky, and always up to something. Able to add a new family member or two? Consider rescuing/adopting one of these amazing little birds ❤
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The art of losing isn’t hard to master; so many things seem filled with the intent to be lost that their loss is no disaster.
Lose something every day. Accept the fluster of lost door keys, the hour badly spent.
The art of losing isn’t hard to master.
Then practice losing farther, losing faster: places, and names, and where it was you meant to travel. None of these will bring disaster.
I lost my mother’s watch. And look! my last, or next-to-last, of three loved houses went.
The art of losing isn’t hard to master.
I lost two cities, lovely ones. And, vaster, some realms I owned, two rivers, a continent.
I miss them, but it wasn’t a disaster. —Even losing you (the joking voice, a gesture I love) I shan’t have lied. It’s evident
the art of losing’s not too hard to master though it may look like (Write it!) like disaster.
**This post contains graphic images of a surgery**
This Little Monster was rescued from the street. From the looks of it, he must have been attacked by another animal. His litter mate unfortunately didn't make it. This little on is a fighter.
We anaesthetised him. His omentum had come out the cut in his abdominal muscle. We flushed and cleaned the wound and cut out any infected and necrotic (dead) part. The healthy omentum was put back in and his muscle and skin was stitched up.
Swipe right to see images of the wound. You'll also see how eager he was to eat after he woke up from anaesthesia! Watch him after just a week post the surgery, playing like a crazy little monkey! He such a sweetheart. Constantly looking out for anyone who'll give him more food!
He'll be going back today and will hopefully find his forever home. Please be kind to our streeties. They have so much spunk, personality and unconditional love to give. #rescue#kittensofinstagram#veterinarysurgery#kitten#adoptdontshop#animallove#animalcare#playfulkitten#crazycat#crittercare#crittercareveterinaryclinic
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Its in the mid 30s outside and not a lick of breeze. Brought the birds inside.
Scratching Pet? Waxy, clumpy crusts, red and inflamed ?
It may be Otodectes cynotis or commonly known as Ear Mites
O. Cynotis are mites that exist as external parasites on dogs, cats and many other mammals. Their mode of transportation is by crawling and can go from animal to animal through close contact.
They're mainly seen in cats that go outside (other animals as well) if left untreated it can cause an infection of the outer ear (otitis externa). This also can cause your pet to scratch excessively almost to the point of mutilating itself.
You can see these little critters by collecting a sample from the ear, placing it on a slide and adding some mineral oil and looking at them under microscope. You dont even need a 100x magnification!
❗❗EMERGENCY DONATIONS NEEDED FOR LIFE SAVING MEDICAL CARE❗❗ Our poor Hunter is fighting so hard for his life! He has been in and out of the vet for over two weeks! He DESPERATELY needs medical care in order to live. Unfortunately, his care is estimated to be at least $1,500!! He has a severe case of heartworms that have already almost killed him, he is highly anemic and is having a lot of problems with his liver.
We desperately NEED YOUR HELP and DONATIONS to help get Hunter this immediate care that he needs!
Found in the middle of the road by hunters and brought to the farm, Hunter had a terrible life before us. He is completely covered in scars, extremely skinny, and definitely used as a bait dog. But through ALL of that, he is just as sweet as can be and ADORES everyone he meets.
PLEASE consider donating to help fund this EMERGENCY medical care. We can't do it without YOU!
#Hank is LOVING some good #olfactory enrichment! The #BigCats are so very #scent driven. Some good stinky stuff, and these guys have a blast rubbing, rolling, drooling, and marking. It’s a great way to make an old toy novel! Today’s #enrichment , brought to you by #DolceGabbana 😂😂😂