Fluorescein stain applied to eyes under UV light shows scrapes and ulcerations to superficial eye ulcers like a charm.  Here were two recent huge ones!  Everywhere that is green on the surface of the eye is where the cornea has been scraped away.


Vintage Veterinary Anatomical Illustrations 
Exquisitely detailed by German medical illustrator Hermann Dittrich
from University of Wisconsin Digital Collections

The University of Wisconsin’s digital library has 80 scanned images from classic works of German veterinary anatomists, Wilhelm Ellenberger and Hermann Baum, and medical illustrator, Hermann Dittrich.

The texts, from which these illustrations were derived, are works published in 1898 and from 1911 through 1925, all entitled Handbuch der Anatomie der Tiere für Künstler which can be translated as Handbook (or Atlas) of Animal Anatomy for Artists.

The illustrations are of the horse, cow, dog, lion, goat, deer [and roe deer].

SOURCE:  Veterinary Anatomical lllustrations

A tip of the hat to cvinceillustration, by way of scientific illustration, for posting some of Hermann Dittrich’s other illustrations, which led me eventually to this collection.  These illustrations have also been used in Wikipedia articles (for example).

So there’s been a surge in followers lately

I would like to thank you for your continued following of my blog. I still can’t believe there’s so many of you here and it keeps me going through busy days! I am particularly these days as I’m on rotations. It also appear E is lambing if you hadn’t guessed. 

But keep asking us questions and we’ll try our best to answer :) and keep trying to find interesting things to whet your appetite for veterinary medicine.

W :)

P.S: sorry for the lambing picture spam! Let us know if you have accepted any offers for vet school! E xxx

Adult Equid Vaccination Chart



Any followers I have may know that I am not a large animal person. I honestly feel like if I look at a horse the wrong way, they’ll just colic on me & die instantly. Is that likely to happen? No, but I still feel like the horse gods would make an exception & just let it happen to mess with me.

ANYWAY, part of my large animal medicine final is studying all the vaccination procedures/protocols for adult equids. This chart is actually one of the most helpful things I have ever come across. Just thought I’d share it in case anyone else might get some use out of it as well.

This could be useful next term! 


Everyone is trying to sleep and this one little guy is determined to keep them up!

Trying to save two ickle babies!

Trying to save two ickle babies!



Currently on the 5th of 14 night shifts lambing and WANT TO DIE

Anonymous asked
Thanks!(: I'm afraid I don't qualify for the gateway tho, say if I did get AAB, would my application just be dismissed or would I still have a chance? Apologies for mithering it's just I've had mixed opinions on how strict the entry requirements are

You hve to do pretty damned well in the other areas of the application to get an offer of AAB, like insanely good interview and work experience. it is possible, however it’s incredibly difficult. 

I had two offers for AAA and was accepted with AAB, B in chemistry. It is possible, but rare. Also it’s worth taking a gap year to work on the B :) E xx