During the course of a typical day when we are examining
our patients it can sometimes be difficult to determine
the exact cause of the problem. Clinical signs are not always
clear and there is the major disadvantage that our patients
cannot tell us what is wrong.
Then again, in some cases, the problem is obvious.
Samsome, a five year old German Shepherd dog was one of
He came in for emergency treatment because he had run into
a wooden fence and a piece of wood got stuck in his left
eye. Because touching the eye was incredibly painful to
him and because it was impossible to remove the piece under
local anaesthesia, Samsome had to be sedated for a proper