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VETERINARY MEDICINE: Nov 01, 2006
Neurologic diseases are relatively common in companion rabbits and are being identified more frequently because of owners' greater interest in providing better healthcare to their pets, better-trained veterinarians, and improved diagnostic aids.
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VETERINARY MEDICINE: Aug 01, 2006
By dvm360.com staff
When a pet bird breaks off the tip of its beak, apply a few drops of tissue glue to seal the wound edge.
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VETERINARY MEDICINE: Jul 01, 2006
By dvm360.com staff
At our mainly exotics practice, we found it hard to return children's pet parakeets and hamsters to them in cardboard boxes after the pets passed away.
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VETERINARY MEDICINE: Jul 01, 2006
By dvm360.com staff
The best way to get these active little patients to hold still for examinations, injections, weighing, or blood draws is to give them some FerreTone (8 in 1).
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VETERINARY MEDICINE: Jun 01, 2006
Historically, cats have been considered to be resistant to influenza virus infections.
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VETERINARY MEDICINE: Jun 01, 2006
In recent months, several rapid-fire and unfortunate developments have occurred in the avian influenza situation.
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VETERINARY MEDICINE: Apr 01, 2006
A 6.5-year-old neutered male ferret was presented for evaluation of anorexia and a six-month history of progressive abdominal enlargement.
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VETERINARY MEDICINE: Feb 01, 2006
By dvm360.com staff
Before trimming a bird's wings, make sure the owner understands the procedure.
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VETERINARY MEDICINE: Feb 01, 2006
By dvm360.com staff
Before trimming a bird`s wings, make sure the owner understands the procedure. Most important, the owner should know that wing trims are not meant to completely keep birds from flying. I designed this handout for my bird-owning clients, so we can discuss wing trims before they are performed. --Dr. Jeffrey Rhody, Laurel, Md.
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VETERINARY MEDICINE: Dec 01, 2005
Pet fish are one of the most numerous companion animals in U.S. households, yet few fish owners consult veterinarians about fish disease partly because historically veterinarians have declined to offer them assistance. Yet all veterinarians are trained in pathology, diagnostics, animal husbandry, and pharmacology, so who better to apply the principles of these disciplines to pet fish.
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VETERINARY MEDICINE: Dec 01, 2005
Avian medicine in the United States and abroad tends to be more focused on crisis and intervention than on preventive care and wellness. Therefore, in this article I discuss some of the basic considerations of emergency medical care in pet birds.
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VETERINARY MEDICINE: Oct 01, 2005
Many researchers and health officials are concerned about the potential for an influenza pandemic caused by avian influenza virus.
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VETERINARY MEDICINE: Jul 01, 2005
Because evidence points to surgical neutering as an important risk factor for hyperadrenocorticism in ferrets, we reviewed the literature to find current and possible future alternatives to surgically neutering ferrets.
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VETERINARY MEDICINE: Feb 01, 2005
Four cockatiel fledglings from two clutches owned by the same breeder were reported to have developed temporomandibular rigidity at about 5 weeks of age.
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VETERINARY MEDICINE: Jul 01, 2004
A nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drug derived from propionic acid, ibuprofen has analgesic, anti-inflammatory, and antipyretic effects.