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Avian medicine

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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
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
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.
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CVC IN SAN DIEGO PROCEEDINGS: Oct 01, 2011
Emergency critical care and subsequent nursing care can mean the difference between life and death for a beloved pet. Critical care is an integral part of emergency management of disease in zoological species. A high mortality rate is inherent in exotic animal emergency medicine.
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VETERINARY MEDICINE: Oct 01, 2011
Dr. Juliet Gionfriddo helps find the cause of Lucky Duck's eye matter.