So aside from some crazy wind overnight and alot of rain…my household made it through the weekend hurricane unscathed…I hope you did too.
Today’s topic is the weird occurance of multiple animals coming in with similar problems in a day. This is a phenomenon that has puzzeled many a vet. I have many examples of this. The latest is my run of eye issues. Last week, I saw three eye appointments. Two were on one day–both were birds with right eye issues. Very weird. Today is continuing the trend as I have a bunny with eye discharge coming in. Prior to this I have gone weeks without eye issues. However, last week I had two birds scheduled for “check wing” on the same day. Both were said to be holding the wing funny–neither had broken wings. My colleague had a day of seeing many large breed dogs–mostly German Shepards. Once, there was a week where two ferrets were diagnosed with diabetes–that is like being struck by lightening twice. And the list goes on. I can’t help but wonder if this happens in human medicine too. Does a general practitioner all of a sudden of have two or three appointments on people coming in with infected cut on finger? Now of course I would not count flu season visits as that is an obvious trend (and seasonal epidemic) but it is fun to speculate.
So for now, I will probably chalk it up to the cycle of the moon, or alignment of the stars until this phenomenon is fully examined, researched and written in a scientific, peer reviewed journal.