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The ABC's of dental disease in rabbits, guinea pigs, and chinchillas (Proceedings)

August 1, 2011

Dental disease is a generic term used for exotic small mammals such as rabbits, chinchillas and guinea pigs who have acute or chronic abnormalities and overgrowth of the teeth, usually causing medical problems such as pain, anorexia, drooling, and ocular and/or nasal discharge to just name a few.

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Find your niche as a veterinary team member and seize it

August 1, 2011

Why wait for the veterinary practice owner to offer you new responsibilities and promotions?

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Dermatology for technicians (Proceedings)

August 1, 2011

Protocols are useful in helping to diagnose and treated many different disorders. Part of any good protocol should be a minimum data base (MDB). In addition to signalment, history, etc in veterinary dermatology laboratory testing should be a component of this data base.

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Feline dental problems (Proceedings)

August 1, 2011

It is often said that cats are not small dogs. It is equally important to realize that cats have not read the textbooks when it comes to dental problems. Feline dental problems can be very similar and very different from canine dental problems.

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Anesthetizing neurologic patients (Proceedings)

August 1, 2011

Whether you are faced with anesthetizing a patient with the potential of increased intracranial pressure (ICP) or a patient with a spinal cord injury, there are special anesthetic considerations that should be made. Each patient should be thoroughly evaluated and an appropriate anesthetic protocol should be formulated.

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Exotic animal dentistry (Proceedings)

August 1, 2011

For small pets, such as most domestic rabbits, guinea pigs, chinchillas, and hedgehogs (the exceptions being ferrets and large rabbits), intubation is generally not an option given the equipment available at most veterinary hospital.

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Anesthetic drugs: a review for technicians (Proceedings)

August 1, 2011

Sedation and anesthesia is something that most of us administer and/or perform in practice on a daily basis. While we as technicians may not make the final decision on what drugs will be administered, we should be educated about the various drugs available and how each of them works alone and in combination with each other.

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A technician's role in the ophthalmic examination (Proceedings)

August 1, 2011

What makes up the eye?

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Calif. board establishes CE requirements for veterinary technicians

August 1, 2011

Sacramento, Calif. — The California Veterinary Medical Board has issued a new rule, spelling out continuing education requirements for veterinary technicians.

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