veterinary labs


Dog presented with vomiting, breathing trouble and lack of appetite. The owner recently found out about him being heartworm positive. They were waiting on their income tax to come in to treat him.
I noticed a foul smell from the mouth with a lack of gingivitis and periodontal disease. Besides pale gums the dogs mouth looked great!
Doctor followed up and checked to see this tumor behind the epiglottis. Five year old lab mix. Rushed into surgery, removed it and the patient slept for 4 hours and woke up to inhale three cans of food.
Owners opted for histopath to analyze the mass. Both doctors agree on a preliminary diagnosis of malignant melanoma.
Dog is home safe for now!


Eventually, it works. 

My lab is/used to be (it’s complicated) a veterinary lab, and they’ve cleaned their archive recently, and these and a very big pile of books were going to the trash. 

I picked up a bunch of zoology treaties (one for big stuff each : mammals, birds, fish, arthropods, etc…) and a veterinary vade-mecum both from the 1930s, and that last book about fecondation and sterility on the subject of purebred horses that is from 1912. 

The only one I’ll probably read is the veterinary vade-mecum because dang, it sounds useful, the zoology ones I took for the illustrations, and the last one because look at this beautiful book talking about horse dicks, I mean. With actual advertising about brands that were AWARDED AT THE EXPOSITION UNIVERSELLE DE PARIS IN 1900. 

I’ll be forever angry that my boss had already picked up the 19th century big book on comparative anatomy of mammals, but these are good too.