The Great Egret Case Study

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Lyticha Nielsen Case Study- The Great Egret A juvenile great egret came into the clinic on August 11, 2015. The patient was found in Saint Paul with a large mass in the esophagus and a hook like structure poking through the skin on the side of the neck. The veterinarian thought it might be a lure. She immediately ordered radiographs for the patient, focusing on the neck and stomach. The radiographs revealed the mass was some kind of fish. The veterinarian immediately proceeded with an emergency surgery. The patient was already anesthetized utilizing the use of isoflurane, by a face mask, proceeding to intubate the patient with a cuffless endotracheal tube. Due to the fact that avian species have a closed cartilage ringed trachea, the use of a…show more content…
The indications are to anesthetize the patient and the contraindications are hypothermia. Then, the veterinarian proceeded to prep the patient more by plucking the feathers and cleaning the surgery site. Made an incision over mass. Then, gave 0.4 milliliters of 2 mg/ml of butorphanol intramusclar. Butorphanol, also known as Stadol, is a narcotic. It is used for treating and preventing moderate to severe pain. Some contraindications include dizziness, nausea and vomiting. The vet continued to bluntly dissect the neck down to remove the fish. The fish turned out to be a large bullfish and the hook like structure were the spines of the bullfish. Closed esophagus with 4-0 PDS in simple continuous and closed skin with 4-0 PDS in simple interrupted. Applied TAO to incision site. TOA, also known as triple antibiotic ointment, its’ components are bacitracin zinc, neomycin sulfate and polymyxin B sulfate. They are all antibiotic type of drugs. The indications are bactericidal and the contraindications include itching and hypersensitivity. It was used for this particular patient to prevent any bacterial infection s that may develop around the incision. Recovery was uneventful except some

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