“Ned” Finally Gets a Clear View Of The World!


18 month old “Ned” presented with a squinty and weepy right eye. Examination revealed a 4mm long wood splinter embedded within the cornea (the glassy front of the eye). As the splinter was deep with…

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Cycad or Sago ‘Palm’ Toxicity


Three cycad species are popular ornamental plants and grow well in this area, with the Sago most common, though it is not really a palm. Toxic effects are seen in the central nervous system, liver,…

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Turtle Surgery…@ EHVH


We see many local fauna cases with vehicle injuries including turtles with shell cracks, essentially like a broken bone. The pieces need to be adjacent to each other and immobilized for healing to occur. Dr…

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Internal Fixation of the Radius


                       “Mithras” is a large 8 years old crossbreed rescue dog, who recently fractured his left front leg (radius and ulna) after escaping from the yard and getting hit by a car. He…

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Dettol Causes Blistered Tongue


Picasso is a three years old cat presented to us a day after being seen to lick diluted “Dettol” from the floor. She was slobbering and off her food. Examination of her mouth was difficult…

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Cockatoo Shot with Slug Gun


One of the treasured Wildlife ARC carers recently presented an adult cockatoo unable to fly as found on the ground. It had some swelling around its right shoulder joint but no fractures were palpated, and…

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Toxic Plant Identified by Erina Heights Vets


‘World first recorded’ – Erina Heights Vet Hospital identified the toxicity of this plant in a dog. The moth plant (‘false choko’) has been infrequently recorded as being toxic to poultry and cattle; but this…

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Local hardware store aids Taizo’s jaw surgery!


   “Taizo” is a 4 yr old male shihtzu who was rushed to us for attention after he returned from a jaunt on acreage with his mandible (lower jaw) flopped down & pointing to the…

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How to lose 15kg in 2 hours!


“Rex”, a 52kg Labrador presented with a large weighty fatty growth (lipoma) over the top of his chest. He was finding it hard to move around and it appeared to pull him to one side…

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