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February 16, 2008

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Lucy

Ouch.
Is letting it get to that stage not a welfare problem? Surely the other vet they consulted should have taken some responsibility for checking back, and/or telling the owners to contact him if the condition doesn't approve?

On another note, one of the things I love about veterinary medicine is the variety of species we do get to treat!

Doc

The other doctor is a good guy. I suspect that when the folks didn't call him back, he assumed that things were going well (seems reasonable to me). As to the folks neglecting the animal, it is staying in a backyard barn. Not having followed the case from its inception, I am puzzled by why the foot became necrotic and the fracture opened. The owners were the next thing to hysterical about the situation, so I do not think this serious and obvious lesion had been sitting around un-observed. They wanted it handled "NOW" and gladly paid an emergency fee to get it done NOW.

I hope to get in touch with the other doctor next week and review the case with him, as the whole thing just doesn't make much sense to me.

Thanks for reading and writing.

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