Exotic-animal medicine

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Reliable and consistent anesthesia in large carnivores

Often even routine medical procedures on large carnivores require that the animal be anesthetized. Here, Ryan DeVoe, DVM, MSpVM, DACZM, DABVP, clinical veterinarian with Disney’s Animal Kingdom, tells a tale of his staff staying chilled out while attending to a polar bear.

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Is your ego bigger than a giraffe?

Don’t assume you know how to handle every exotic case that falls in your lap.

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Video: Tips for sedation and anesthesia in turtles and tortoises

Dr. Stephen Divers discusses anesthesia in chelonians using a drug that is on its way to being approved for use in the United States.

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Delineating the cause of a bearded dragon's anorexia and weight loss

A contrast enema study helped clinicians detect an intestinal stricture in this exotic pet. See how this diagnostic step can help your reptile patients with similar signs.

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Video: Poultry practice: From the backyard to your clinic

Follow this advice to expand your expertise in this area of avian medicine.

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Video: The latest trend in exotic pets

Look no further than a backyard for a few of the most popular exotic pets these days.

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Conference calls for collaboration between human and veterinary doctors

Organizers hope conference will encourage translational medical programs

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Video: Know your exotic pets

Dr. Lori Corriveau shares the common mistakes veterinary practitioners make when dealing with exotic pets.

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Video: Cock-a-doodle-DON'T

Devoicing and debeaking are complex veterinary surgical procedures performed on roosters to keep them from making noise and fighting. Dr. Eric Klaphake offers his views on these techniques and how to explain them to clients.