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Your Veterinary Voice Episode 11: Laurie Hess, DVM, DABVP (avian)

VETERINARY ECONOMICS - Mar 01, 2017

One of our favorite exotic vet sits down to talk with us about her new book, the big pet-killing mystery she solved, and explain why it's awesome—and sometimes nerve-racking—for cat and dog vets to treat exotics. (Bonus tip: Oral penicillin kills rabbits, folks. Beware!) ...

Exotic-animal news

Photo gallery: An exclusive peek at the animals of the National Geographic Photo Ark

Your chance to lay eyes on just a few of the many faces you can meet as part of this project to pictorially capture all animals in captivity.

Exotic-veterinarian-turned-author: Animals come from everywhere, and they all deserve good medical care

Practice owner and newly published memoirist Dr. Laurie Hess sat down with us at CVC San Diego for an exclusive Q&A about her new book, a big sugar glider mystery, her take on practice management—and managing nosy neighbors.

Florida officials battling New World screwworm outbreak in the Keys

The worms, affecting Key deer as well as domestic pets, haven't been spotted in the U.S. since 1960.

Kansas State researchers investigate the threat of influenza from amphibians

Equine flu. Canine flu. Now do we have to worry about the frog flu, too?

New York enacts law requiring retailers to provide client education on exotic pet purchases

Sellers of exotic animals must now give clients written care instructions either in print or digital format.

Exotic-animal medicine

dvm360 product report: Aspiration guard, edible pill holder, rat health booklet and more

Here's our weekly rundown of new and notable veterinary products.

Preaching to the superchoir—how veterinarians can help save the world

Joel Sartore uses a different type of shot to save animals.

Introducing ... the rat jacket

No fashion faux paws here—just postoperative protection for healing incisions.

A public health veterinarian's take on captive wildlife ownership

Dr. Jenifer Chatfield says it's all about responsibility—for pet owners of all stripes and scales.

Highlights from the world of ferret medicine

Here's an update on adrenal disease therapy for these more unusual veterinary patients, plus the adventure of Zelda, a rare recipient of a pacemaker thanks to Kansas State University.

Avian medicine

Your Veterinary Voice Episode 11: Laurie Hess, DVM, DABVP (avian)

One of our favorite exotic vet sits down to talk with us about her new book, the big pet-killing mystery she solved, and explain why it's awesome—and sometimes nerve-racking—for cat and dog vets to treat exotics. (Bonus tip: Oral penicillin kills rabbits, folks. Beware!)

In an exotic-animal emergency, assess before you address

Dr. Julia Whittington explains the importance of taking the time to observe critical exotic pets before diving in with therapeutic measures.

State fairs ban live poultry exhibits amid influenza concern

Officials hope to quell the transmission of disease by limiting transport of flocks.

U.S. government makes plans to stockpile avian flu vaccine

Goal is to prepare for potential recurrence of highly pathogenic virus this fall.

Researchers develop new vaccine for lethal disease of pet parrots

Avian Bornavirus causes blindness, heart failure or intestinal blockage.