Small mammal medicine

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Idea Exchange: In exotics, secure your stethoscope for hands-free monitoring

VETERINARY MEDICINE : Jun 01, 2013

A way to make sure your stethoscope stays out of the way during anesthetic monitoring.

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Have You Heard? Are cats taking an unhealthy bite out of wildlife? (Audio)

VETERINARY MEDICINE : Mar 01, 2013

An attempt to put some numbers to the predatory nature of domestic free-ranging cats.

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Have You Heard? Are cats taking an unhealthy bite out of wildlife? (Transcript)

VETERINARY MEDICINE : Mar 01, 2013

An investigation looked into putting some numbers to the predatory nature of domestic free-ranging cats.

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PMI Nutrition International issues voluntary recall of exotic pet foods

DVM360 MAGAZINE : Jul 09, 2012

PMI Nutrition International initiated a voluntary recall of four varieties of its LabDiet and Mazuri feed products.

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Idea Exchange: How to make a tourniquet for exotic patients

VETERINARY MEDICINE : May 01, 2011

A helpful tip for ferrets, guinea pigs, small reptiles, and birds.

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Common diseases of ferrets (Proceedings)

CVC IN SAN DIEGO PROCEEDINGS : Nov 01, 2010

While insulinomas are rarely cured, most affected ferrets can be reasonably controlled and will often live months to years following diagnosis.

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Exotic mammal anesthesia (Proceedings)

CVC IN KANSAS CITY PROCEEDINGS : Aug 01, 2010

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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Chinchilla wellness (Proceedings)

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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Sugar gliders wellness (Proceedings)

CVC IN KANSAS CITY PROCEEDINGS : Aug 01, 2010

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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Common diseases of guinea pigs (Proceedings)

CVC IN KANSAS CITY PROCEEDINGS : Aug 01, 2010

Sebaceous glands are abundant along the dorsal surface of the guinea pig and around the anal opening. These sebaceous glands are testosterone dependent and the sebaceous secretions can be excessive in the adult male. May see clumping of hair and can lead to dermatitis in this region.