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DVM360 MAGAZINE: Aug 29, 2008
By dvm360.com staff
College Station, Texas -- A course originally sponsored to raise money for parrot research will do that and much more when it begins in January 2009.
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CVC IN KANSAS CITY PROCEEDINGS: Aug 01, 2008
Bearded dragons (Pogona spp.) are omnivorous lizards that are native to Australia.
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CVC IN KANSAS CITY PROCEEDINGS: Aug 01, 2008
There are two ways to approach a disease issue in fish: 1) ante-mortem tests and 2) post-mortem tests.
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CVC IN KANSAS CITY PROCEEDINGS: Aug 01, 2008
Ferrets remain popular pets in the United States.
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CVC IN KANSAS CITY PROCEEDINGS: Aug 01, 2008
Many of the exotic species we deal with have evolved to mask their illness to avoid predation.
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CVC IN KANSAS CITY PROCEEDINGS: Aug 01, 2008
It has been well established that the majority of bacterial pathogens affecting reptile patients are of the gram negative type.
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CVC IN KANSAS CITY PROCEEDINGS: Aug 01, 2008
Reptiles take a very long time to get sick. Likewise, amphibians tend to hide disease for prolonged periods.
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CVC IN KANSAS CITY PROCEEDINGS: Aug 01, 2008
Clinicians working with "exotic species" should establish consistent anesthetic and analgesic protocols to manage cases that require diagnostic or surgical procedures.
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CVC IN KANSAS CITY PROCEEDINGS: Aug 01, 2008
Parasites are a common finding in wild-caught and captive small exotic mammals.
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CVC IN KANSAS CITY PROCEEDINGS: Aug 01, 2008
To date there have been very few pharmacokinetic studies published in reptiles, and with only limited numbers of antibiotics.
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CVC IN KANSAS CITY PROCEEDINGS: Aug 01, 2008
Reptiles take a very long time to get sick. By the time they show signs of disease, their condition is usually advanced.
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CVC IN KANSAS CITY PROCEEDINGS: Aug 01, 2008
The majority of the reptile cases presented to veterinarians are dehydrated as a result of a chronic disease.
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CVC IN KANSAS CITY PROCEEDINGS: Aug 01, 2008
In general, all reptiles are covered with scales. They can have four legs, or none.
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CVC IN KANSAS CITY PROCEEDINGS: Aug 01, 2008
Marsupials have some of the most unique anatomic and physiologic features among members of the Class Mammalia.
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CVC IN KANSAS CITY PROCEEDINGS: Aug 01, 2008
Thermal burns in reptiles are one of the most common injuries seen by herp veterinarians.