Patient Of The Week Candidates for the week of March 25th – 29th

Patient of the Week Candidates

for the week of March 25-29, 2013

 

Review the patient summaries below then vote for your favorite patient. The poll is in the far right column under our YouTube channel.
The patient with the most votes wins the “Patient of the Week” title.

Then the POTW with the most votes in a month will be dubbed Azzore’s Patient of the Month, and will receive an extra special prize package from the Azzore Staff.

 

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Yogi is a Chow, who was originally refered by Dr. Kaga at Town & Country Animal Hospital due to rear-limb lameness and urinary continence. During the CT Scan, Dr. Dew identified a ruptured disc and also a tumor. Yogi had back surgery in January, and returned for a Liver Lobectomy. The prognosis is good for uncomplicated recovery.

 

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Scarlett is a Staffordshire Bull Terrier, who suffered from bilateral angular limb deformity. Dr. Hayes at Franks Animal Hospital referred to Dr. Dew for surgery. Dr. Dew performed Angular limb corrections. The prognosis is good for normal osseous healing, improved joint alignment and ambulation.  Exercise restrictions must be followed to maximize the prognosis for uncomplicated healing.

 

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Blakely is a Yorkshire Terrier who suffered from onset of ADR. Dr. Stump at Russellville Animal Clinic referred to Dr. Dew for diagnostics. Dr. Dew performed a CT Scan. Prognosis for both the long and short term prognosis for Blakely are guarded.

 

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Tonka is a Shih Tzu, who suffered from low BUN and elevated liver enzymes. Dr. Anding at McMahen Veterinary Hospital referred to Dr. Dew for surgery. Dr. Dew performed a PSS. The prognosis for an uncomplicated recovery after shunt surgery is good. Dr. Dew noticed a melting corneal ulcer and so Dr. Hodgson performed a Conjunctival pedicle graft under the same anesthesia. The prognosis is good for recovery.

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Atticus is a German Shepherd, who suffered from a rectal tumor. Dr. Smith at Chenal Valley Animal Hospital referred to Dr. Dew for surgery. Dr. Dew performed a Tumor Excision. The prognosis is good for soft tissue healing and a resolution of hematochezia. The long term prognosis will be determined by the histology results.

 

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Rosco is a Mix breed, who suffered from reluctance to jump on back legs for over a year.  Dr. Hartman at Hartman Animal Hospital referred to Dr. Dew for diagnostics. Dr. Dew performed a CT scan. The prognosis is good for recovery from the CT evaluation. With weight loss and intermittent Prednisone therapy considerable improvement may be noted, however further disc herniation could occur at anytime worsening the present condition.

 

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Annie is a Golden Retriever, who suffered from a malformed 3rd phalanx. Dr. Burnett at Hunter’s Animal Hospital referred to Dr. Dew for surgery. Dr. Dew performed a Digit Filet. The prognosis is good for soft tissue healing and decreased lameness. Bandage care will play an important role in uncomplicated healing.

 

 

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Harley is a Dachshund, who suffered from inability to support weight. Dr.McMahen at McMahen Veterinary Hospital referred to Dr. Dew for surgery. Dr. Dew performed CT Scan and a Hemilaminectomy.  The prognosis is good for healing and improved neurologic function.

 

 

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Little Missy is a Dachshund, who suffered from rear limb paralysis. Dr. Reece at Greers Ferry Veterinary Clinic referred to Dr.Dew for surgery. Dr. Dew performed a CT scan and Ventral Slot. The prognosis is good for healing, resolution of pain and improved neurologic function.

 

 

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Lilly is a Yorkshire Terrier who suffered from secondary to tonsilar enlargement and elongated soft palate. Dr. Preston at Best Friends Pet Clinic referred to Dr. Dew for surgery. Dr. Dew performed a Tonsillectomy and stenotic nares revision. The prognosis is good for healing and significant improvement in airway function.

 

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Rebel is a Basset Hound who suffered from a perineal hernia. Dr. Jennen at Pine Street Animal Clinic referred to Dr. Dew for surgery. Dr. Dew performed a Hernioraphy. The prognosis is good for resolution of hernia and return to normal bladder function.

 

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Harley is a Boston Terrier, who suffered from breathing issues due to soft palate and nares. Dr. Spencer at Arkansas Animal Care Clinic referred to Dr. Dew for surgery. Pre-anesthetic laboratory results demonstrated anemia and leukopenia. Dr. Dew performed a Bone marrow aspirate. The prognosis is good for recovery from the bone marrow aspirate. The long term prognosis will be defined by the pathology results and the response to treatment.

 

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Ben is a Yorkshire Terrier who suffered from rear limb paralysis. Dr. Erikson at Hillcrest Animal Hospital referred to Dr.Dew for surgery. Dr. Dew performed a CT Scan and CSF tap . The prognosis is good for recovery from the CT evaluation.

 

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Milo is a Domestic Medium Hair feline who suffered from rear limb paralysis. Dr. Harper at Village Pet Hospital referred to Dr. Dew for surgery. Dr. Dew performed a CT scan and a hemilaminectomy. The prognosis is Good for healing and improved neurologic function.

 

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Daisy is a 6 month old Japanese Chin, who suffered from a corneal ulcer. Dr. Edwards at Lonoke Animal Hospital referred to Dr. Hodgson for surgery. Dr. Hodgson performed a Conjunctival Pedicle Graft. The prognosis is good for recovery and resolution of the ulceration.

 

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The following patients were all seen for Cranial Cruciate Ligament rupture or tear.
This is similar to a football player’s ACL injury.

There are two surgeries that Dr. Dew uses to repair/correct CCL injuries:
– TTA (tibial tuberosity advancement)
– EFS (external fascial strip)

With either of these surgeries, each of these babies will have strict confinement for the first 2 weeks after surgery, and then gradually increased exercise (controlled with leash) for the next 8-10 weeks after that. Physical therapy and medical therapy, which could include Glycoflex III (joint supplement) and an NSAID called Previcox if not previously on a different NSAID, will play a critical role in the patient’s recovery.

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Bug is a Schnauzer, who suffered from right rear lameness. Dr. Entricken at Benton Veterinary Hospital referred to Dr. Dew for surgery. Bug had previously had a TTA on the left leg, now Dr. Dew performed a TTA on the right. The prognosis is good for healing, improved function and decreased progression of degenerative joint disease (arthritis).  Nursing care, physical therapy, exercise restriction and the use of Glycoflex will play critical roles in an uncomplicated recovery and optimization of long term function.

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Mojo is a Labrador Retriever, who suffered from rear limb lameness. Dr. Riffel at Countryside Animal Hospital referred to Dr. Dew for surgery. Dr. Dew performed a TTA. The prognosis is good for healing, improved function and decreased progression of degenerative joint disease (arthritis).  Nursing care, physical therapy, exercise restriction and the use of Glycoflex will play critical roles in an uncomplicated recovery and optimization of long term function.

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Tootzie is a Mix breed, who suffered from bilateral rear limb lameness. Dr. LaVergne at Hillcrest Animal Hospital referred to Dr.Dew for surgery. Dr. Dew performed a Bilateral TTA. The prognosis is good for healing, improved function and decreased progression of degenerative joint disease (arthritis).  Nursing care, physical therapy, exercise restriction and the use of Glycoflex will play critical roles in an uncomplicated recovery and optimization of long term function.

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Duke is an Irish Setter, who suffered from rear limb lameness. Dr. Reeder at All Animal Health Center referred to Dr. Dew for surgery. Dr. Dew performed a TTA. The prognosis is good for healing, improved function and decreased progression of degenerative joint disease (arthritis).  Nursing care, physical therapy, exercise restriction and the use of Glycoflex will play critical roles in an uncomplicated recovery and optimization of long term function.

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Stolie is a Pitbull who suffered from rear limb lameness. Dr. Reece at Greers Ferry Veterinary Clinic referred to Dr. Dew for surgery. Stolie had a right TTA back in October 2012 and now Dr. Dew performed a TTA on the left knee. The prognosis is good for healing, improved function and decreased progression of degenerative joint disease (arthritis).  Nursing care, physical therapy, exercise restriction and the use of Glycoflex will play critical roles in an uncomplicated recovery and optimization of long term function.

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Bono is a Puggle who suffered from bilateral rear limb lameness. Dr. Noble at Bryant Veterinary Clinic referred to Dr. Dew for surgery. Dr.Dew performed Bilateral TTA surgery. The prognosis is good for healing, improved function and decreased progression of degenerative joint disease (arthritis).  Nursing care, physical therapy, exercise restriction and the use of Glycoflex will play critical roles in an uncomplicated recovery and optimization of long term function.

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  1. Margie Powell says:

    I would like to vote for Rebel! Thank you!

  2. Hi, Margie,

    In order to vote for Rebel, please click on the button in front of his name, and then on the vote button at the bottom of the poll. You will find the poll in the right hand column underneath the youtube video.

  3. I would like to vote for Rebel

  4. In order to vote for Rebel, please click on the button in front of his name, and then on the vote button at the bottom of the poll. You will find the poll in the right hand column underneath the youtube video.

  5. vote for Rebel

  6. jeanie staley says:

    I vote for Rebel!!!!!

  7. carol holt says:

    I vote for scarlet

  8. 1 vote for Rebel

  9. Anonymous says:

    I vote for Rebel.

  10. I vote for Rebel

  11. Rebel has my vote

  12. Mark Munnerlyn says:

    I vote for Rebel

  13. My vote is for Rebel

  14. Jeff Venable says:

    I vote for Rebel

  15. Shanda King says:

    I vote for REBEL!!

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