While Milo, the dog with upside down paws, continues to dominate headlines, his case is one of many success stories coming out of Oklahoma State University’s Center for Veterinary Health Sciences. Here are just a few more:
Someone brought in a turtle that veterinarians assumed had been hit by a vehicle. They were unable to save the turtle but found the turtle was pregnant, carrying eggs. The mother couldn't be saved, but the eggs were removed and placed in an incubator and eventually seven hatched. The baby turtles were released last Friday at Sanborn Lake by children associated with the OSU foundation.
A Pomeranian named Lucy was brought in due to her difficulty breathing. The veterinarians put in place a tracheal stent, but the dog was still struggling to breath and decided bronchial stents needed to be put in place as well. OSU's vets suggested the surgery should maybe take place somewhere where they had experience in this area, but the owner insisted to have the procedure done in house. The vets learned the procedure and were successfully able to place the bronchial stent in a noninvasive procedure designed to lessen anesthesia, exposure and recovery time.
It can be easy to forget that OSU’s Center for Veterinary Health Sciences is also a research institution. Several veterinarians are collaborating on a study using focused ultrasound research. They are looking at how it could be used to treat certain types of cancers found in animals.
For more amazing veterinary stories go to: https://news.okstate.edu/colleges/center-for-veterinary-health-sciences/list.html