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CVC IN SAN DIEGO PROCEEDINGS: Oct 01, 2011
Decontamination of patients with ingested toxins is achieved by emesis induction or gastric lavage, followed by administration of charcoal (adsorbs toxins enabling their excretion from the GI tract). Cathartics may be added to activated charcoal to hasten elimination.
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CVC IN SAN DIEGO PROCEEDINGS: Oct 01, 2011
There are many therapeutic options open to veterinarians when treating patients. Unfortunately, as case numbers increase treatment options are narrowed due to different reasons.
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CVC IN SAN DIEGO PROCEEDINGS: Oct 01, 2011
It is a clinical challenge when veterinarians have to administer therapeutic procedures to pet avian patients. The thoughtful use of therapeutic procedures on a debilitated patient is often correlated to the success or failure of treating a patient.
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CVC IN SAN DIEGO PROCEEDINGS: Oct 01, 2011
Treating dermal injuries, fracture stabilization, stabilization of fracture sites after internal orthopedic repair, joint injuries and prevention of self trauma are common reasons bandages are used on avian patients.
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CVC IN SAN DIEGO PROCEEDINGS: Oct 01, 2011
The first condition a veterinarian must consider when a case presents for abnormal feather loss is whether the feather loss is normal.
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CVC IN SAN DIEGO PROCEEDINGS: Oct 01, 2011
When developing a fluid therapy protocol it is incumbent upon the veterinarian to understand what the best products to use are and why in order to achieve the best physiologic response. Unfortunately, there is a paucity of scientifically based information regarding the underlying assessment parameters for fluid therapy protocol in individual avian species.
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CVC IN SAN DIEGO PROCEEDINGS: Oct 01, 2011
One of the most common avian presentations at our veterinary hospital is the predator attack. These cases often present with severe lacerations, limb amputations and crushing injuries.
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CVC IN SAN DIEGO PROCEEDINGS: Oct 01, 2011
Urinary diseases are frequently encountered in exotic animal pets and an understanding of the renal physiology and pathology of these diseases is important for effective treatment.
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CVC IN SAN DIEGO PROCEEDINGS: Oct 01, 2011
For a veterinary technician overseeing an avian or exotic animal patient, diagnostic testing is an essential tool in formulating a definitive diagnosis, prognosis and treatment plan. Diagnostic testing is simply not a luxury for veterinary teaching hospitals, but a necessity for every clinical practice that sees these patients.
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CVC IN SAN DIEGO PROCEEDINGS: Oct 01, 2011
There are thousands of reptile species worldwide and more reptile species are kept as pets than any other taxa. For as many types of reptiles that are kept, there are as many natural history strategies that these species demonstrate in their wild habitat.