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Articles by James W. Carpenter, MS, DVM, DACZM

James W. Carpenter, MS, DVM, DACZM

Diseases and treatment of pet hedgehogs (Proceedings)
April 1, 2010

Hedgehogs are members of the family Erinaceidae in the order Insectivora. There are 16 species of hedgehogs; however, the most common pet species in North America is the African pygmy hedgehog (also referred to as the white-bellied, four-toed, or African hedgehog) (Atelerix albiventris).

Diagnosing and treating gastric ileus/stasis in rabbits (Proceedings)
April 1, 2010

Because practitioners are increasingly being asked to provide health care for rabbits, they need to know that the most common clinical problems seen in this species involve the gastrointestinal tract. Practitioners also need to know that rabbits have evolved as a prey species, and their survival reaction is to be very still in an effort to avoid detection.

Diagnosing and treating neurologic diseases in rabbits (Proceedings)
April 1, 2010

Neurological diseases are relatively common in companion rabbits, and are being identified more frequently because of a greater interest by owners to provide better health care to their pets, better trained veterinarians, improved diagnostic aids, and because many rabbits are living longer.

Chemical restraint of native carnivores (Proceedings)
April 1, 2010

In wildlife medicine, it is often necessary to chemically restrain animals to perform even the most basic procedure.

Pharmacotherapeutics in small mammals (Proceedings)
April 1, 2010

Pharmacokinetic studies in exotic small mammals are lacking and, therefore, most of the dosages used in these species are based on empirical data, observations, and experience.

The art of adding exotic animals to your practice (Proceedings)
April 1, 2010

Nontraditional animal medicine is rapidly becoming an integral part of most companion animal practices.

Preventive medicine for zoo animals (Proceedings)
April 1, 2010

A sound preventive medicine program is the foundation of an animal health program because it is difficult to perform diagnostic tests or treat sick animals successfully; wild animals often mask signs of illness until late into the disease process; and disease outbreaks can have devastating population effects.

Reproductive and urinary diseases of pet rabbits (Proceedings)
April 1, 2010

Medical problems in rabbits commonly involve the reproductive and genitourinary systems. This review is designed to help practitioners successfully diagnose and treat frequently seen pathologic conditions affecting these systems.

Diseases and medicine of birds of prey (Proceedings)
April 1, 2010

Historically, birds of prey have fascinated man, and are commonly held in captivity for conservation education, falconry, captive breeding, or rehabilitation purposes.


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