What a difference a year makes! One year ago today we welcomed beautiful Besty moo to Lighthouse. The first photo shows her before, still at the dairy she was rescued from. Sad and frightened, covered in mud and soaking wet from the snow and rain. She was heavily pregnant and you can tell by the look on her face that she was anticipating another brutal and unnecessary theft of her child- all so humans can drink her milk. When she came to us she was terribly underweight and suffering from a serious case of mastitis. There were moments when we were worried she wouldn't survive to see Oliver born. We cared for her around the clock- multiple injections daily, plenty of fresh alfalfa hay and nutritious grain top dressed with important additives. And we waited.
Two months later, in February, she gave birth to the most beautiful and healthy baby boy. She was anxious and guarded, not knowing whether we would be like the others, if we would take her precious baby from her. Her bond with her newly born son was instant and unbreakable. To think that in another world he would have been taken away- hours old and still wet from birth. It's been such a joy to watch them- they have such a remarkable love for one another and we're humbled every day by their tenderness and constant companionship. Now, a year later, we can't imagine a life without them. Special thanks to @meisbrs and @talleyteresa for facilitating this rescue and for saving Betsy. We are forever grateful ❤. 📷 = @talleyteresa & @bethlilyredwood
This is Rocky and he is hardly 5 months. He recently broke his arm and is in serious need of surgery. Please look into this. All help is appreciated. God bless you. Link is on @6.ste bio
🇺🇸 Salter Harris type I and type II the separation complete epiphyseal through the zone of growth cartilage cells is a lesion of type I, with metaphyseal involvement epiphyseal separation is considered type II.
This type of fractures relatively common in immature animals, treatment can be both open, and closed for recent fractures with little muscle contraction.
reduction and stabilisation are important to prevent further trauma fisarios and preserve the remaining growth potential, the above reduction is acceptable and is not associated with complications.
Bad reduction and misalignment in Varus or valgus, are associated with increased risks of migration of the implant, failure of the implant, patellar clamping or dislocation and faulty union.
These fractures sometimes undertake the bone growth, however not this associated with significant clinical deterioration. Close premature of the physis is not associated with the fixation method if not more to the primary trauma.
Surgical techniques typically include the use of Kirschner needles or small diameter Steinmann nails and special nails with bent ends and tips in the form of bevel called Rush nails.
Both techniques have demonstrated a successful outcome, perhaps is more easy cross placement, as fundamental point in this technique: - The needles should be placed from the portion of abaxial distal of the femoral epicondyle of both sides - Avoid surfaces joint - Nails must cross over the line of fracture - The diameter of the bald should be approximately 20% of the diameter of the bone - Once reduction must assess the stability of the fracture
The newly discovered Ruby Seadragon, filmed alive for the first time earlier this year. My painting in its new home with a beautiful family who love the environment. Collectors of my other work as well ❤️