ACHILLES – A1126923
Safe - 10-2-2017 Manhattan
ACHILLES – A1126923
**REPORTEDLY HIT BY CAR**
MALE, BLACK / WHITE, SIBERIAN HUSKY MIX, 1 yr
STRAY – STRAY WAIT, NO HOLD Reason STRAY
Intake condition INJ MINOR Intake Date 09/28/2017, From NY 10457, DueOut Date 10/01/2017,
Medical Behavior Evaluation GREEN
Medical Summary DVM Intake Exam Estimated age: 1 year old Microchip noted on Intake? none, but microchip placed History : HBC Subjective: QAR, very friendly Observed Behavior – Allows full exam. Ambulatory x 3 with grade 4/4 RPL lameness Evidence of Trauma seen – Reported hit by car Objective P= 96 R = 30 BCS 4/9 EENT: Eyes clear, ears clean, no nasal discharge noted Oral Exam: Healthy adult dentition with very mild tartar accumulation PLN: No enlargements noted H/L: NSR, NMA, CRT < 2, Lungs clear, eupnic ABD: Non painful, no masses palpated U/G: Male intact, two descended symmetric testicles MSI: Ambulatory x 3. Does not bear weight on RPL. Moderate swelling around R tarsus with pain on gentle palpation and apparent laxity of joint. Skin free of parasites, no masses noted, healthy hair coat CNS: mentation appropriate – no signs of neurologic abnormalities Rectal: NE Assessment R- tibial/fibular fracture Plan Sedation with dexmedetomidine 5ug/kg IV (0.16mL) – slightly insufficient so dexmedetomidine 0.05mL IV and hydromorphone 0.8mLs IM given Radiographs of hips – wnl Radiograph of R tarsus – fracture though both tibia and fibula just proximal to tarsus Recommend placement with othopedic consultation Rx Rimadyl 37.5mg PO with food starting tonight if eating switch to tramadol 50mg PO TID Lateral Splint placed extending from toes just proximal to stifle Prognosis: Good pending ortho consultation
A volunteer writes:
Huskies are so active and it is hard to imagine them with a fracture and a splint….. But here he is, Achilles , a beautiful one year old who broke his right leg and was brought to the Manhattan Care Center. A splint is not his cup of tea(he removed himself his first one…) but with the help of a staff and an Elizabethan collar, he makes do…The backyard is quite attractive to him. All the scents belonging other dogs , the open space…treats…Achilles does a lot of sniffing around and it is hard to get a good picture of him..He is gorgeous, too thin but wears a magnificent, thick and perfectly groomed coat. His facial markings give him a very serious looks but he is a sweet dog who does like caresses. It is without say that Achilles needs a caring and loving home as well as the help of an orthopedist. Connoisseurs and lovers of the breed, young and stunning Achilles is waiting for you.
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