I’M GOING TO INDIA!
So I found out last week that I got a place on a trip with the Murdoch Travelling Vet Students interest group to head to India at the end of this year for a 2 week program with Worldwide Veterinary Services’ International Training Centre!
The ITC is open 5 times a year to international vet students to come and participate in an intensive surgical training program!The program includes 10 days of surgical training which includes spays and castrations of dogs and the occasional amputation and lump removals! One of the weekends there we will be participating in a WVS campaign called Mission Rabies which involves going around and vaccinating street dogs against Rabies virus.
I am super excited and incredibly grateful to be given this opportunity!
I’ve been super busy until this week so I hope you don’t mind me hijacking your post Liv!
This is going to be a great adventure at the end of the year. As well as participating in the program we are collecting donations to take with us and filming a small documentary of the trip to promote the organisation. I am so excited about this, I can’t wait.
Knowing your anatomy becomes useful when ultrasounding the lower limb of the equine. The front limb, hind limb, and the location of the scan on each limb will produce a different image of the soft tissue structures.
These images were taken on the front limb distal to the carpus but on the proximal aspect of the metacarpal. This can be deduced by the prominent presence of the check ligament, as well as the shape of the other structures.The soft tissue structures are commonly examined on cross-sectional plane (first image) and on the longitudinal plane.
There are two main branches of vessels below the carpus in the equine lower limb. Between the metacarpal and the interoseus (suspensory ligament) is the lateral/medial metacarpal vessels (2). Between the suspensory ligament and the deep digital flexor tendon is the lateral/medial palmar vessels (this is the main artery to the digit and hoof)(1).
The medial/lateral palmar vessels continue axially where they split into the medial/lateral digital arteries just above the fetlock. The digital arties travel over the abaxial surface of the seasmoids (where they are palpable and where digital pules are frequently taken) and continue into the hoof as they travel with each side of the suspensory ligament. The lateral digital artery is joined by the metacarpal arteries above the seasmoid bones.
Content source: Dyce 4th ed.
Learning about neonatal medicine. Sitting in a small lecture hall.
Classmate beside me was in vet school before medical school.
During the break he comes to me and states.
“this really reminds me of veterinary medicine, the patients are pretty much the same.”
Shocked, I asked him to…
Studying for my last exam and thought this was super cool;
"Snakes have locomotor centers all along the spinal cord so may still be able to move caudal segments after severe trauma."
Diazapam and bruticaine
Rest, anti-inflammatories and hope…