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CVC IN KANSAS CITY PROCEEDINGS: Aug 01, 2009
When presented with a seizuring dog or cat, the steps to take are familiar to most veterinarians. However, with a non-traditional species, even knowing where and how to administer treatments presents a challenge, as well as what might be common etiologies.
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CVC IN KANSAS CITY PROCEEDINGS: Aug 01, 2009
Although the principles of critical care are universal in all species, veterinarians face a unique set of challenges when dealing with small mammals.
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CVC IN KANSAS CITY PROCEEDINGS: Aug 01, 2009
One of the main reasons for neutering exotic pet mammals is to control reproduction.
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CVC IN KANSAS CITY PROCEEDINGS: Aug 01, 2009
Although the principles of examination and care are universal in all species, familiarity with normal anatomy is essential in recognizing abnormal conditions.
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CVC IN KANSAS CITY PROCEEDINGS: Aug 01, 2009
Fractures in small mammals generally involve the femur, tibia, and occasionally the humerus.
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CVC IN KANSAS CITY PROCEEDINGS: Aug 01, 2009
One of the more common abnormal presentations of disease in rabbits is a head tilt, which is often accompanied by nystagmus and circling.
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CVC IN KANSAS CITY PROCEEDINGS: Aug 01, 2009
Endotracheal intubation is the placement of a tube that extends from the oral cavity into the trachea.
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CVC IN KANSAS CITY PROCEEDINGS: Aug 01, 2009
Rabbits, guinea pigs, chinchillas are all monogastric, hindgut-fermenting herbivores adapted to a course, high-fiber diet.
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CVC IN KANSAS CITY PROCEEDINGS: Aug 01, 2009
Pneumonia is a common presenting complaint in exotic companion mammals.
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CVC IN KANSAS CITY PROCEEDINGS: Aug 01, 2009
Pancreatic islet beta cell tumors, more commonly known as insulinomas, have been well recognized and well documented in ferrets over the last 20 years.