HUNTER – A1109989
Safe - 4-26-2017 Brooklyn Rescue: Staten Island Hope Please honor your pledges: http://www.statenislandhopeanimalrescue.org/
SAFE 4/26/17 **Injured 6-Week Old Kitten – HUNTER – With Fracture NEEDS VET CARE / POSSIBLE AMPUTATION ASAP!**
Hunter A1109989 – 6 week old male gray tabby kitten, stray. 1.2 pounds:
History – Injured kitten, appears to have a problem with his left front leg.
Microchip scan negative.
Age est 6 weeks.
Observed behavior – shy, fearful. Wrapped in small towel for exam. Allows all handling.
Evidence of cruelty – No.
Evidence of trauma – Yes.
O: BARH. mm=pink, moist, CRT<2 s. HR>240, RR=24. BCS=3/9.
ORAL: Deciduous dentition. Fractured tip of L max C.
EENT: No oculonasal discharge, no sneezing.
H/L: Lungs clear, no murmurs/arrhythmias. No dyspnea.
ABD: Soft, non-painful. No palpable masses/organomegaly.
UG: Intact male.
MS: Non-weight bearing left front limb. Left humeral fracture, multiple segments palpable from mid to distal humerus involving elbow joint. Other limbs palpate WNL.
INTEG: Small abrasion rostral left upper lip. Small abrasion caudal right caudal pinna. No other wounds found.
NEURO: No neurologic deficits.
PLN: No enlargements noted.
A: Underweight 6 week old kitten with comminuted left humeral fracture.
P: Buprenorphine 0.3 mg/ml. 0.1 ml SQ administered. Continue BID x 5 days.
FVRCP vaccine, Pyrantel 0.15 ml PO and Ponazuril 0.3 ml PO administered. Flea treatment applied.
FELV/FIV test negative.
Microchip implanted SQ.
Temporary waiver from neuter surgery due to being underage, underweight, and injured.
Good prognosis with appropriate management. Due to severity of the fracture, amputation of the limb may be the best option for treatment.
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