Veterinarians at the University of California, Davis, must wait to perform surgical reconstruction of the lower jaw for Lad, a collie who was brought to the university by The Arrow Fund rescue organization. Lad suffered a gunshot wound to the face, and veterinarians at Blue Pearl Veterinary Partners in Kentucky removed most of the lower jaw because it was damaged and infected. Veterinarians at UC Davis found infection in the remaining jaw tissue and instituted four to eight weeks of antibiotic treatment to clear the infection before reconstructive surgery can take place.

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