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June 2023

Smoke From Wildfires

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With wildfire smoke sometimes visible in the air please check the air quality before taking your pet outside. Increased exercise means increased air intake for their lungs, possibly exposing your pet to irritants and toxic particles.  It’s best to be safe during these periods and keep pets indoors.  Watch for any signs of eye or throat irritation and call us if you have any concerns.

Another Fractured Fawn

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June 14, 2023

We were fortunate enough to have time at the end of our busy day for Dr. Lee to see this fawn that had been hit by a car. As suspected the fawn’s tibia was broken and fortunately appeared to be a good candidate for surgery.  We determined that the fawn’s pelvis was intact, so apart from some cuts and scrapes this appeared to be the only serious injury.

Dr. Grant Scherer from Paris Veterinary Clinic made room in his busy schedule and we made plans to do the surgery the next day (June 15th) here at Scott Veterinary Clinic. 

With the help of our staff and two veterinary students who came with Dr. Scherer, he was able to plate the leg with no unexpected difficulties. The fawn did great under general anesthesia.

The post-op x-rays show that the bone is nicely aligned and with lots of rest it should heal and the fawn should do well.

The fawn will be back in 8 weeks for follow up x-rays to see if the leg is healed well enough to remove the plate. The metal attached to the bone can be problematic in the cold weather in the winter, causing pain and possible frostbite.


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Recently, this lovely Foxsnake found himself stuck in plastic turtle exclusion fence and we mean STUCK. In the struggle to free himself he received rather deep wounds to his neck and wounds in other spots on his body as well as a serious tail injury.

We are working with the team at Hobbitstee Wildlife to help the snake heal so he can go back to the wild and hopefully produce many healthy offspring.

Foxsnakes are a Species at Risk in our province.

On a Wing and a Prayer

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This raven youngster flew in to a pole his first time flying out of the nest and had the misfortune of injuring his wrist.  We saw him on May 31st and after x-rays were taken we discovered the wrist was actually broken.  The fractured wrist was carefully bandaged and we are going to see how this fellow does with rest.  We are hopeful for a good outcome for this very vocal youngster.

Battered Beaver

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May 25th:  This beaver was attacked by another beaver in a territorial dispute and sustained nasty bite wounds which were quite deep and infected. He had his wounds surgically debrided by Dr. Lee and the rest of the team here.   Due to the locations of the wounds we needed a creative bandaging solution and Kate, our manager who is also an RVT suggested stay-sutures with a shoelace type idea and they worked extremely well.  Back at Hobbitstee Wildlife Refuge, Chantal has been using propolis honey from  Honey Bee Research Centre at the University of Guelph and photobiomodulation treatments to expedite healing as well as the more traditional antibiotics and pain medication.

This special boy recovered nicely and was eventually released.