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? (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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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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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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Guinea pig wellness (Proceedings)

CVC IN KANSAS CITY PROCEEDINGS : Aug 01, 2010

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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Common surgical procedures in small mammals (Proceedings)

CVC IN KANSAS CITY PROCEEDINGS : Aug 01, 2010

When a pet is sick clients will often do some research and find that diet and environment is incorrect. Many times they make those changes just prior to their visit and report to you only the recent diet and environment. It is up to you and your staff to find out what the real situation is that the patient has been in prior to the visit.

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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.