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West Nile virus infection: Essential facts for small-animal practitioners

May 1, 2005

The media buzz may have quieted considerably, but West Nile virus continues to cause illness and death nationwide and is here to stay. Within six years of the initial detection of this exotic mosquito-borne virus in New York, it has spread to all continental states, through Canada and Mexico, and into Central America.

Source: DVM360 MAGAZINE

Guidelines important in evaluating cytological samples for birds

May 1, 2005

Viral infections produce lesions on unfeathered areas of skin around the eyes, cere and feet.

Source: VETERINARY MEDICINE

Exotic-Animal Puzzler: What caused this cockatiel's temporomandibular rigidity?

February 1, 2005

Four cockatiel fledglings from two clutches owned by the same breeder were reported to have developed temporomandibular rigidity at about 5 weeks of age.

Source: DVM360 MAGAZINE

Surgical preparation, post-operative care important considerations for avian patients

January 1, 2005

Most successful surgical procedures in avian patients, as with other species, require that the veterinarian and his or her staff give special attention to the details of perioperative management. In some instances, special techniques may be required to perform and successfully complete appropriate procedures; however, in many instances the same techniques used in companion species (dogs/cats) may be adapted or adjusted for use in exotic species.

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Avian Necropsy CD

July 1, 2004

The Zoological Education Network introduces "A Practitioners' Guide to Avian Necropsy."

Source: DVM InFocus

Nutritional diseases can still pose problems for companion avian species

June 1, 2004

Hemochromatosis results from excessive accumulation of iron in various body tissues.

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