|September 13, 2012||Posted by Melinda under Uncategorized|
Hi everyone –
Thought everyone would like a quick Farley update (while I sit in a pathology lecture of course – but I AM taking notes and paying attention at the same time).
Yesterday the leg was much the same, except that I could tell that she was reacting to touch/palapation more on the outside of the leg than the inside aspect, supporting the hypothesis that she wacked it on something.
Today, I *think* there is just the slightest change for the better. My first impression both visually and by touch was that it was a tad less swollen. And she seemed less reactive to touch. Still walking soundly on it.
I started to SORTA panic last night/this morning at the fact it isn’t drastically better, since my plan was to call a vet if it wasn’t better by the end of the week which is rapidly approaching, BUT I reminded myself I didn’t see it until Tuesday morning, so realistically it has only been 48 hours. :). Still plenty of time for it to resolve itself with no lasting effects and without expensive vet bills. Probably will continue to watch over the weekend.
Updates on me? Well, I had clinics yesterday. Finally the first clinic I actually, truly enjoyed. It was, of course, in the livestock barns. I played with goats, did some anethesia monitoring on a pig, and observed a little calf getting cleaned up after being found in pasture all by itself. The vets were great, the clients were great – for the most part, they are *my* type of people. I could probably be happy doing livestock and herd medicine if I did need to practice clinical medicine for a while. I was also introduced to the concept of “fish” as a food animal. I had completely forgotten that part of the food industry! I think small ruminants, fish, and poultry would be my best bet for minimizing injury, and at least in the poultry and fish industries –> there’s a lot of work in public health because of their impact on the enviornment, how moble they are, and how their diseases impact human helath and the health of the environment/pathogen control etc.
This block (cardiacrespiratory) ends next Thursday with a final so if I’m a bit quiet, I busy studying in order to get a good enough grade that I can qualify for research funding this summer.