This week on Aloha Vet, Dr. Scott Sims is busy as ever helping his regular clients and finding time to fly over to nearby islands and take care of the many animals in need.
Some highlights? A horse with a cracked tooth that has to be extracted, a blind pig who might get the chance to see again, and a goat that can’t pee are just a few to look forward to.
Dr. Scott’s first mission leads him to Molokai to help out “the bird lady” whose endangered coot has bumblefoot. This bacterial infection can potentially be life threatening if left untreated. A quick operation is all the bird needs, however, the use of anesthesia in birds is always a gamble and the stakes are even higher with this endangered species.
An eye issue calls Dr. Scott to Leilani Farms Sanctuary on the island of Maui. He meets with the owners who tell him about George, a pot-bellied pig who is having trouble with his sight. The reason behind his temporary blindness isn’t pretty. Check out this digital extra to find out why.
Back at the clinic, it’s business as usual. Scott and his team take a trip out to a dairy farm where Christmas the cow has a case of mastitis, a common disease that inflames the mammary gland. Sadly, this udder may be far-gone to be saved but with Doc on the scene, there is hope of a better life.
Scott’s final visit is with Zion the goat that has stones in its urethra, which are making it impossible to urinate. The only solution is to perform an in-depth surgery and remove the stones. But there’s a catch. This means Dr. Scott will have to re-route the entire urinal track, turning Zion from “male” to “female.”
Tune in to watch the Aloha Vet in action Saturday, March 28 at 9 p.m.