Dylan went to another veterinary practice back in October
of last year (2004) for a routine procedure. Unfortunately,
within a day or two of being sent home he began to develop
a horribly, suppurative, discharging skin condition.
Despite frequent visits over the following 6 weeks to the
original practice the condition continued to deteriorate
and spread over his back. So alarmed by it's appearance
were Dylan's owners that they recorded its progress on film!
Finally, in December, Dylan and his owner armed with their
photographs decided he would come and seek our counsel.
To say I was surprised by Dylan's appearance would be a
little understated and I'm afraid that the photographs are
too x-rated to warrant inclusion on a family website!
I have to concede that my first thought was that we may
be dealing with the much publicised MRSA or "super
bug". This bacterial organism has been much debated
in the medical profession and it's prevalence has been associated
with poor hygiene and the innappropriate use of antibiotics.
Fortunately, so far there have been very few reports in
the veterinary press.