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CVC IN KANSAS CITY PROCEEDINGS: Aug 01, 2009
Although many diseases of the urinary and genital systems are similar in many aspects in all mammals, there are features and presentations which are unique to certain species.
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CVC IN KANSAS CITY PROCEEDINGS: Aug 01, 2009
Respiratory diseases in small mammals can be challenging. Although anatomy is similar, there are variations in anatomy that can predispose to certain diseases, or can interfere with interpretation of test results.
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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.