Thursday, October 23, 2014
YOLO COUNTY NEWS
99 CENTS

Infection delays surgery for collie with gunshot wound

By
From page A4 | March 30, 2014 |

UC Davis veterinarians have discovered an infection in the jawbone of Lad, the collie from Kentucky that was shot in the face in February.

For any potential surgery to be successful, this infection will need to be cleared before oral surgeons can move on to the surgery phase of Lad’s treatment. The treatment of this infection will cause a significant delay in his surgery.

The 9-month-old collie was brought to UCD from Kentucky on March 17 by The Arrow Fund, a rescue group that provides medical treatment for animals that are victims of torture, abuse or neglect. When the group received Lad on Feb. 10, about six days after the shooting, it transported him to Blue Pearl Veterinary Partners in Louisville, Ky., where veterinarians were forced to remove the majority of Lad’s lower jaw due to the gunshot damage and infections.

Last week, UCD veterinarians ran several tests on Lad, including a general wellness examination, a CT scan, a bone culture and blood tests. These procedures were necessary to determine if Lad was healthy enough for surgery and to help determine the proper surgical plan.

Diagnostic test results confirmed an infection in the remaining portion of Lad’s lower jawbone. An infectious disease specialist at UCD’s Veterinary Medical Teaching Hospital recommended that Lad be placed on a specifically targeted antibiotic for at least the next four weeks, at which time additional culture tests will be performed to determine the state of the infection. Lad may have to remain on antibiotics for six to eight weeks, delaying the surgery even further.

“Since the reconstructive procedure we have planned for Lad entails a complicated surgery, we have to eliminate the bone infection to optimize the chance of success,” said Frank Verstraete, chief of the VMTH’s dentistry and oral surgery service.

Veterinarians hope to reconstruct Lad’s lower jaw using a bone regrowth procedure with which they have had tremendous success over the past three years.

— UC Davis News

Comments

comments

.

News

 
Versatile cycling contributor Casale Jr. heads to Hall of Fame

By Bruce Gallaudet | From Page: A1 | Gallery

Pioneer students meet K-9 Officer Dexter

By Anne Ternus-Bellamy | From Page: A1 | Gallery

 
Day of the Dead observance focuses on refugee children

By Enterprise staff | From Page: A3

 
Military Families seek help to send Hugs from Home

By Enterprise staff | From Page: A3

Parents’ Night Out on Friday at Pole Line Baptist

By Special to The Enterprise | From Page: A3

 
Mercer Clinic benefits from pooch costume pics

By Enterprise staff | From Page: A3

Arboretum plant sale is Saturday

By Enterprise staff | From Page: A3

 
DPNS has play group, preschool openings

By Enterprise staff | From Page: A3

UCD Vet Med hosts animal ‘adoptathon’

By Special to The Enterprise | From Page: A3

 
High-flying fun at University Airport

By Enterprise staff | From Page: A3 | Gallery

Fly-casting champion will speak to fishing enthusiasts

By Special to The Enterprise | From Page: A4 | Gallery

 
Flea Market planned Sunday

By Enterprise staff | From Page: A4

Carlton invites community to its Haunted Harvest

By Debbie Davis | From Page: A4

 
Check out classic cars once again

By Enterprise staff | From Page: A4

Day of the Dead folk art class set

By Enterprise staff | From Page: A4

 
A nose for mysteries: ‘Cadaver dog’ work more accepted by cops, courts

By The Associated Press | From Page: A4 | Gallery

‘Bak2Sac’ free train ride program launched

By Enterprise staff | From Page: A5

 
Cooperatives meet community needs

By Special to The Enterprise | From Page: A6

Co-op trivia

By Special to The Enterprise | From Page: A7

 
Author visits Woodland for community book project

By Enterprise staff | From Page: A9

.

Forum

I support John Garamendi

By Letters to the Editor | From Page: B4

 
Knowledgeable, experienced

By Letters to the Editor | From Page: B4

A leader our schools deserve

By Letters to the Editor | From Page: B4

 
Our view: Two more years for Garamendi

By Our View | From Page: B4

We need Sunder on board

By Letters to the Editor | From Page: B4

 
We support Archer, Adams

By Letters to the Editor | From Page: B4

A force for good on board

By Letters to the Editor | From Page: B4

 
Two are especially qualified

By Letters to the Editor | From Page: B4

We have confidence in Madhavi

By Letters to the Editor | From Page: B4

 
Tom Meyer cartoon

By Debbie Davis | From Page: B4

.

Sports

Blue Devils look for first home victory

By Thomas Oide | From Page: B1

 
Picture perfect: DHS field hockey finishes 14-0

By Enterprise staff | From Page: B1 | Gallery

Davis tennis team takes title

By Enterprise staff | From Page: B1 | Gallery

 
Devil soccer loss sets up important final week

By Enterprise staff | From Page: B2

Youth roundup: Hurricanes handle American River twice in one day

By Enterprise staff | From Page: B3 | Gallery

 
JV/frosh roundup: DHS underclassmen shine in water polo events

By Enterprise staff | From Page: B3 | Gallery

 
.

Features

What’s happening

By Anne Ternus-Bellamy | From Page: A8

 
Hand sanitizer versus soap and water

By Anne Ternus-Bellamy | From Page: A8

Girl Scouts join effort to keep kids healthy

By Anne Ternus-Bellamy | From Page: A8 | Gallery

 
Name Droppers: Foster parent heads to First 5

By Enterprise staff | From Page: A12

.

Arts

If it can go wrong it will go wrong

By Michael Lewis | From Page: A10

 
 
San Francisco Symphony visits with conductor/pianist Zacharias

By Jeff Hudson | From Page: A10 | Gallery

The Rhythm Future Quartet plays at Village Homes Community Center

By Enterprise staff | From Page: A11 | Gallery

 
DHS Madrigals host singing workshop

By Enterprise staff | From Page: A11

DHS Madrigals plan traditional English winter celebration

By Enterprise staff | From Page: A11

 
‘Under the Covers’ concert benefits KDRT

By Enterprise staff | From Page: A11

DMTC plans Halloween karaoke fundraiser

By Enterprise staff | From Page: A11

 
All are welcome at Fun Time Follies

By Enterprise staff | From Page: A11

 
Jam with folk musicians on Friday

By Enterprise staff | From Page: A11

 
.

Business

.

Obituaries

Dorothy Foytik

By Enterprise staff | From Page: A4

 
Mariana Brumbaugh Henwood

By Special to The Enterprise | From Page: A4

.

Comics

Comics: Thursday, October 23, 2014

By Creator | From Page: B10