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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.
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CVC IN KANSAS CITY PROCEEDINGS: Aug 01, 2008
With the growing popularity of exotic pets in the United States, the incidence of zoonotic diseases attributed to these pets should be expected to rise.
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CVC IN KANSAS CITY PROCEEDINGS: Aug 01, 2008
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The ferrets are mammals in the Mustelid family.
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Influenza virus is an ancient virus that has affected man for many centuries.
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CVC IN KANSAS CITY PROCEEDINGS: Aug 01, 2008
When one speaks of pain management in dogs they are discussing one species with research to back up their statements.