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Revealed: 2016 ‘They Ate What?!’ X-Ray winner

For the past 11 years, Veterinary Practice News has hosted the annual "They Ate What?!" radiograph contest, where veterinarians send in the craziest and strangest radiographs they've encountered in their practices. This year’s winner was Patricia Clark, DVM, of German Flatts Veterinary Clinic in Ilion, N.Y. Her patient, a 5-month-old pit bull named Jasper, managed to swallow an 8-inch ...

How Would You Diagnose This Case?

In this photo: Lateral thoracic radiograph of a 10-year-old female Bichon. Questions: Describe the lesions on this radiograph. What is your differential diagnosis? If an outside cause is responsible, what are some possible etiologies? Responses: Generalized nodular interstitial pneumonia. Lung metastasis vs. fungal pneumonia. Blastomyces, Histoplasma, Coccidiodes.

Cuattro X-Ray Unit Touted as Superfast

Heska Corp. this month released what the Loveland, Colo., company is calling the fastest all-in-one X-ray imager in the veterinary industry. The handheld Uno 6 digital radiography unit, sold by Heska’s Cuattro brand, is designed primarily for use in the field with equine patients, but it also may be brought into a small animal exam room, a spokesman said. The 16-pound device is wireless ...

Pet Owner's Video About Dangers of Xylitol Goes Viral

It’s no question dogs will eat strange things — we have a yearly X-ray contest showcasing the odd things found in their stomachs. Dancer, a 1-year-old Labrador retriever, is no exception, but what she ate nearly killed her. She devoured roughly 25 pieces of sugar-free gum that contained xylitol. Dancer’s owner Jeni Connor rushed her to Seville Veterinary Hospital in Gilbert, ...

Veterinarian Performs Emergency Surgery After Dog Swallows Coat Hanger

You’ve probably seen your fair share of dogs that have swallowed foreign objects. Some are common, some are strange and some are featured in our annual "They Ate What?!" X-ray contest. Then there are the dogs that swallow objects and end up needing emergency surgery. For Indy, an emaciated dog who swallowed an 8-inch portion of a plastic coat hanger, that is exactly what ...

Top 10 Veterinary Practice News Articles of 2015

What were you reading in 2015? Check out the top articles on VeterinaryPracticeNews.com of this year: 1) 2015 X-Ray Contest Winners Find the winners for the 2015 X-ray contest on Veterinary Practice News. This year’s contestants were truly unbelievable! 2) 2014 X-Ray Contest Winners Animals will eat just about anything. The proof is in the radiographs. 3) What You Need to Know ...

Wisconsin Lifts Ill Baby Crane Back to Health

University of Wisconsin veterinary staff have bid farewell to a young sandhill crane they saved from possible death. The crane, then a sick baby, was spotted in late July in Cherokee Marsh, a wetland in Dane County, Wis. The bird walked with difficulty, drawing the attention of an observer and a team from the Humane Society’s Four Lakes Wildlife Center. Blood work and radiographs done on ...

How to Put Fear Free Practices to Use During Procedures

Originally published in the October 2015 issue of Veterinary Practice News. Enjoyed this article? Then subscribe today!  Previously, we discussed ways to reduce the stress level of patients during the car ride and their visit to the veterinary hospital. This month, we review Marty Becker’s Fear Free techniques to reduce stress around hospitalization, anesthesia and surgery. ...

The Story Behind the X-ray of Dog Who Ate a Door Hinge

If it’s one thing veterinarians learn after being in practice for a while, it’s learning to never say you’ve seen it all. As soon as someone thinks that, inevitably animal will come in with a case that’s unprecedented. Veterinary Practice News’ annual “They Ate What?!” contest has brought to light some very unusual cases that stunned even the most ...

Is That a Fishing Pole? The Story Behind Crazy X-ray

If it’s one thing veterinarians learn after being in practice for a while, it’s learning to never say you’ve seen it all. As soon as someone thinks that, inevitably animal will come in with a case that’s unprecedented. Veterinary Practice News’ annual “They Ate What?” contest has brought to light some very unusual cases that stunned even the most ...