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Sick dog - Endoscope needed #407399
05/10/11 11:28 AM
05/10/11 11:28 AM
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san pedro, Belize
collyk Offline OP
collyk  Offline OP
Hi all,

We have a B&W Potlicker who we found on the beach some years back. He had a rough life, like lots of potlickers and he's had his share of health challenges as a result. He's been sick for a few months now. Veterinary diagnostics are tricky in Belize sometimes because of a lack of equipment.

After blood tests, x-rays and swabs - all of which have been done, diagnosing Ocky has been very challenging. Several vets from other countries have even seen a video of his problem to offer their opinion.

What our vet (Dr. Orlando at SAGA) really needs is an endoscope so that his nasal cavity and sinuses can be thoroughly examined. He's contacted his colleagues in Belize and can't seem to find a vet who has one.

So, if any of you happen to know a vet in Belize, who has one, a vet who is visiting soon who might be willing to bring one, or a kindly human doctor, who might be willing to help out - I'd be very grateful and so would poor Ocky!

Please feel free to PM me if you can help.

Thanks in advance.
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Re: Sick dog - Endoscope needed [Re: collyk] #407424
05/10/11 02:44 PM
05/10/11 02:44 PM
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Replied to your posting on Belize Forums with suggestions, take a look.

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Re: Sick dog - Endoscope needed [Re: collyk] #407473
05/11/11 08:39 AM
05/11/11 08:39 AM
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san pedro, Belize
collyk Offline OP
collyk  Offline OP
Thanks so very much Katie.
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Re: Sick dog - Endoscope needed [Re: collyk] #407539
05/11/11 10:54 PM
05/11/11 10:54 PM
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PROBUS Offline
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Apparently they cost upwards of US$10k, so it's unlikely any vet or doctor in Belize has one. Perhaps the Karl Heussner hospital?

Re: Sick dog - Endoscope needed [Re: collyk] #407697
05/13/11 11:38 AM
05/13/11 11:38 AM
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san pedro, Belize
collyk Offline OP
collyk  Offline OP
They are expensive pieces of kit, but doctors in Belize do have them, even on San Pedro. It is just finding the right sort of Endoscope and a friendly and willing doc. We're still hopeful.
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