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Special Case: Aloise and Huxley

Special case, Aloise and Huxley

Aloise is a 7 year old Canadian mare who gave birth to her second foal, Huxley, in the summer of 2020. Being witness to a foaling is a rare treat and Dr. Coysh was lucky enough to do so. Mare and foal are shown a few minutes after delivery.

Special Case: Moo

HVS special case, Moo

Moo is the most adorable and full of life pug that you will ever meet. Unfortunately, for a few months she had the tendency to scratch the corneas of her eyes when she was running through the bush in her owner's backyard. This is quite painful and can cause a lot of problems for dogs, including the loss of the eye, if it is not treated quickly. Dogs who have bupthalmic eyes (eyes that push out of their sockets) have a harder time healing corneal scratches and ulcers. But after much care and a lot of eye drops, Moo has healed both of her eyes and is ready to run around again. In order to protect her eyes, her owners have invested in a pair of doggy eye goggles. Moo has taken to them like a fish in water! She can run around as much as she likes and not injure her eyes! Go Moo!

Special Case: Patches, an 8 year old Appaloosa

Patches is an approximately 8 year old Appaloosa who was having intermittent chronic diarrhea for several months because of a lack of appropriate bacteria in his gut, a condition known as bacterial dysbiosis. After trying different medication which helped to some extent we decided to try a fecal transfaunation. This is a procedure where we took manure from a healthy horse and put it into Patches to help him colonize his gut with appropriate bacteria! It has now been a few months and Patches is still diarrhea free.

See below for pictures and the basic steps involved in the process.

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1.) Select donor horse, collect sample and test to ensure health.
2.) Mix manure with water and blend! This helps to break open the residual hay in the manure and allows that special bacteria to be released.
3.) Infuse through a nasogastric tube (a tube going from the nose into the stomach) over a 3 day period.

Special Case: Avalon

HVS special case, Avalon

Avalon is a 9 year old Koolie. He was diagnosed with bone cancer in 2016. Bone cancer is normally very aggressive, and once diagnosed, animals usually do not have long to live. But Avalon surprised us all. He lived 4 years after his amputation before succumbing to cancer. We are so proud of him and miss him dearly.

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