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    Houdini’s thorn in his side

    Posted in Small Animal, Surgical on by Cat

    Houdini presented with a one month history of a 5 cm by 4 cm swelling and weeping wound to his flank. The swelling had previously been drained and flushed but had recurred again. The wound was sore and Houdini was feeling … Continue reading

    Spiral Radial Fracture in a Lurcher

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      Dilly, a 4 year old female lurcher, was referred from a local practice for treatment of her fractured right forelimb. She had a complete closed spiral wedge fracture involving the distal 2/3 of her radius with a fissure extending … Continue reading

    Professor Rob White giving CPD at TVC

    Posted in Surgical on by Cat

    Towcester Veterinary Centre are delighted and honoured to host Professor Rob White, BSc BVetMed CertVA DSAS (Soft Tissue) DipECVS MRCVS, who will be giving a CPD evening for vets to learn about suturing, suturing devices combined with an overview of the Ethicon … Continue reading

    Tibial Tuberosity Transposition (TTA) in the dog

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    Tibial Tuberosity Transposition (TTA) is one of the many surgical management options for dogs with cranial cruciate ligament rupture and the most common one we perform at Towcester Veterinary Centre. The tibial tuberosity is advanced using a titanium cage spacer … Continue reading

    RSPCA case of untreated fracture

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    A young female lurcher was referred to us from a local practice. She had been seized by the RSPCA with an untreated several week old complete closed diaphyseal fracture of her radius and ulna. Radiographs showed soft tissue swelling with … Continue reading

    Kayla’s case – Grade 4 Lateral Patellar Luxation secondary to distal femoral malformation

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    Kayla, a Pyrenean Mountain dog, was referred to us at 14 months of age with right hindlimb lameness, stifle effusion and grade 4 lateral patellar luxation.

    What’s new with laparoscopy

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    Laparoscopy is definitely the “in” thing at the moment. We are now carrying out laparoscopic procedures most days of the week ranging from ovariectomies (mainly) to cryptorchidectomies. We even get disappointed if the testicles are inguinal! We do as many abdominal … Continue reading

    Bambam’s case – atypical presentation of a diaphragmatic hernia

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    Bambam, an 11 month old MN DSH cat was found lodged under a fence and his owner was unable to get the distressed cat out. Whilst the owner was on the phone to the fire brigade he pulled himself out … Continue reading

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