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I'm a graduate of animal and veterinary biosciences and am now undertaking my doctor of veterinary medicine masters degree at the university of melbourne.
This blog is a record of my experiences while studying for my dream job. every all nighter, every caffeine fuelled early morning and every exciting adventure.
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This GIF shows how the toucan releases heat using its beak to cool itself off.
The toucan beak isn’t just beautiful, it’s also an adjustable thermal radiator that the bird uses to warm and cool itself. When the bird is hot, the blood vessels in their beak open up to allow more circulation to enable heat to escape. Birds can’t sweat so they have to come up with some life hacks to get the job done. [video]
This is absolutely fascinating. It seems so obvious that the beak would be a good way to radiate heat out, but I’d never even thought of that.
That is awesome!
Urogenital system of the Blue-fronted Amazon 作者 AnkatsArt
These Illustrations are part of a project about the arteficial insemination of birds. For this project I illustrated the birds themselves, their skeletons, their urogenitalsystems and the process of the arteficial insemination executed by a team of veterinarians. I used the Blue-fronted Amazon as an example because it is a common pet parrot. But the new method of arteficial insemination was especially developed for very rare species like the Spix’s Macaw. Nonetheless the method can be adapted to a lot of other birds.
Heart surgeon after 23-hour (successful) long heart transplantation. His assistant is sleeping in the corner
Over the summer I came across this beautiful guy. Unfortunately he was well and truly dead when I found him with quite a bit of blood around his mouth and wounds to the top part of his body. It was a fantastic opportunity for a necropsy. The main finding were hemorrhage into the upper body cavity with lacerations and blood clots within the lungs, as well as bruising in the muscles and rib fractures covering these areas. It was obvious some major trauma was the cause of death.
I’ve included some photos and an anatomic picture for you all. As this was a very venomous type of snake I kept well away from the head but the picture include kidneys, liver, opened lung and the heart.
Snakes have three chambered hearts and different lung anatomy to mammals and no bladder just to name a few anatomical differences.
Simple names for surgical operations
-tomy: The surgeon cut something.
-ectomy: The surgeon cut something out.
-ostomy: The surgeon cut something to make a mouth. If one organ is named, the mouth opened to the outside of the patient. If two organs are named, the mouth connected two organs.
-plasty: The surgeon changed the shape of an organ.
-pexy: The surgeon moved the organ to the right place.
-rraphy: The surgeon sewed something up.
-desis: The surgeon made two things stick to one another.
Evolution of a puppy’s bones from 1-month to 8-months by radiology. Biology’s beauty.
June 7 - Adopt and Spay/Neuter Your Pet Poster
I am not a creative person.
Week 46: Surgical tools | Hand Surgery, Orthopedics
Original sketches from OR sketchbook were rough: the primary focus at that point was to depict how the surgeon handles these tools and their overall shape. They were then redrawn and cleaned up in Photoshop.
**feel free to use the close-up photo I took of curved surgical scissors, needle driver, micro scissors, and surgical forceps for your own reference :)
when an assignment is specifically supposed to be “one page”.. and a bunch of people hand in shit that’s two-three pages. I want to smack them.