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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.
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CVC IN SAN DIEGO PROCEEDINGS: Oct 01, 2011
Providing veterinary care to exotic pets is challenging and rewarding, offering the veterinary technician the chance to work with a wide variety of species. There is an inherent challenge for those working with these pets given the large variety of species presented for care.
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CVC IN SAN DIEGO PROCEEDINGS: Oct 01, 2011
Soft tissue surgery is commonly performed on small exotic mammals for preventative health, control of reproduction, and to manage conditions warranting surgical intervention. The principles of surgery for dogs and cats also apply to cases involving exotic pets.
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CVC IN SAN DIEGO PROCEEDINGS: Oct 01, 2011
Rabbits and rodents belong to the orders Lagomorpha and Rodentia respectively. Rodents are further divided into the suborders Myomorpha (rats, mice, gerbils, and hamsters), Caviomorpha (guinea pigs and chinchillas), and Sciuromopha (squirrels, chipmunks, and prairie dogs).
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CVC IN SAN DIEGO PROCEEDINGS: Oct 01, 2011
Psittacine breeding has developed to fill the large demand for pet parrots created by the ban on importation. Many breeding pairs of birds are maintained in aviaries specifically to produce chicks for sale as pets.