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One Health approach saves little dog with heart condition
Rumple
Two-year-old Rumple was presented to the hospital with severe pulmonary stenosis.

Vets and paediatricians treat Havanese with severe pulmonary stenosis

Veterinary surgeons and paediatricians in the US have joined forces to save a dog with a life-threatening heart condition. The collaboration is thought to be the first of its kind in veterinary medicine.

Two-year-old Rumple, a Havanese weighing around 14 pounds, was presented to the University of Florida (UF) Small Animal Hospital with severe pulmonary stenosis.  

Cardiologists at the hospital usually treat around 10-15 dogs a year with the condition, but on this occasion their standard approach did not work.

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Vets save premature penguin chick

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 Vets have saved a tiny Humboldt penguin chick after her egg was accidentally broken by her parents. Keepers at ZSL London Zoo were shocked to find the chick, named Rainbow, still alive and rushed her straight to the Zoo’s on-site veterinary clinic.

It was a little way to go until the chick should have hatched, so the process was touch and go. Vets removed bits of shell from around the chick with tweezers until she could be lifted out and placed in a makeshift nest.

Rainbow is now in a custom-built incubation room where she spends her days cuddled up to a toy penguin. Keepers will hand-fed Rainbow for the next 10 weeks until she is healthy enough to move to the penguin nursery.  

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