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CVC IN KANSAS CITY PROCEEDINGS: Aug 01, 2010
Physiologic "stress" response to pain.
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CVC IN KANSAS CITY PROCEEDINGS: Aug 01, 2010
The chinchilla (Chinchilla lanigera) is a small rodent originating from the Andes Mountains of South America. Chinchillas have been trapped to near extinction in their native countries.
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The African pigmy hedgehog (Atelerix albiventris) has become a very popular pet in the early 1990's. They were a fad that hit the 'get rich quick' crowd initially but now has a small but very loyal following.
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Sugar Gliders (Petaurus breviceps = tight rope walker, short head) are one of the newest additions to the world of fad pets. Published information on Sugar Gliders is sparse, but more is coming available as we continue to see them as pets/patients.
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Guinea pigs belong to the family Cavidae. Four digits on the forepaw and three digits on the hindpaw characterize Cavidae. Guinea pigs originate from the high planes of South America therefore they tolerate cold better than heat.
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Without a doubt, exotic mammals are becoming increasingly popular as pets and owners recognize that these animals are often very good pets, and ask their vet for good advice and treatment.
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The biggest concern with all exotic animals under anesthesia is hypothermia. Other main concerns include airway access, intravenous access, pain management, and hemorrhage.
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DVM360 MAGAZINE: Mar 25, 2010
Do we have a problem with pet overpopulation or pet distribution?
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DVM360 MAGAZINE: Nov 01, 2009
By dvm360.com staff
The growth of the exotic pets industry brings with it some problems, including illegal imports which raise health concerns.
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FIRSTLINE: Aug 06, 2009
By dvm360.com staff
A recently released movie has kids begging for guinea pigs. But are they ready for the commitment?
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In order for AI-PMMA beads to produce a positive outcome, many factors must be taken into consideration.
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Respiratory diseases in small mammals can be challenging. Although anatomy is similar, there are variations in anatomy that can predispose to certain diseases, or can interfere with interpretation of test results.
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When presented with a seizuring dog or cat, the steps to take are familiar to most veterinarians. However, with a non-traditional species, even knowing where and how to administer treatments presents a challenge, as well as what might be common etiologies.
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Although the principles of critical care are universal in all species, veterinarians face a unique set of challenges when dealing with small mammals.
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One of the main reasons for neutering exotic pet mammals is to control reproduction.