Articles by Joerg Mayer, DVM, DABVP, MSC - Veterinary Medicine
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Articles by Joerg Mayer, DVM, DABVP, MSC

Joerg Mayer, DVM, DABVP, MSC

Spaying reptiles and birds (Proceedings)
May 1, 2011

The ventral abdominal vein is located directly on the ventral midline and can be accidentally incised when a midline incision is used.

Avian radiology (Proceedings)
May 1, 2011

Major indications: Radiology is one of the most important diagnostic exam methods in birds. It is extremely well suited due to the poor specificity of disease symptoms a sick bird shows and especially due to the presence of the airsacs in the coelomic cavity. The air in the body and around the organs is a great contrast material.

Spaying rabbits and rats (Proceedings)
May 1, 2011

The procedure is generally very similar to a cat spay.

Rabbit GI surgery (Proceedings)
May 1, 2011

As with any surgical procedure in any species; prior to cutting it is important to familiarize oneself with the relevant anatomical and physiological details of the species. A very detailed discussion of these two topics is beyond the scope of this presentation but the reader is strongly advised to familiarize oneself with these topics by the references listed below.

Workup for adrenal gland disease in ferrets (Proceedings)
May 1, 2011

The pathophysiology of adrenal gland disease in ferrets is significantly different from that in domesticated animals known as Cushings disease and therefore it should not be called Cushings disease in the ferret. Adrenal gland disease is considered the second most common disease in the ferret after insulioma.

Evidence-based medicine in exotic-animal practice (Proceedings)
May 1, 2011

Treatments based on evidence that they will actually have a significant chance to improve the patients' condition without causing excessive detrimental effects are the gold standard in human medicine. In veterinary medicine we tend to look towards these standards to improve our practice and ultimately to provide the best possible care for our patients.

Advanced imaging in exotics (Proceedings)
May 1, 2011

While standard radiographic and ultrasound imaging techniques are common diagnostic tools in exotic animal medicine, the use of more advanced imaging techniques such as computed tomography (CT) and magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) currently appear to be underutilized for exotic patients.

Interpreting the serum chemistry profile in ferrets (Proceedings)
May 1, 2011

While the ferret is not considered to be a particularly exotic pet and in general its clinical medicine is very similar to feline clinical medicine, the interpretation of the ferret chemistry profile deserves special attention as there can be several pitfalls if ferret profiles are interpreted by comparing with cat or dog normal values.

Antimicrobial use in exotics (Proceedings)
May 1, 2011

In order to use antimicrobial drugs in exotic patients effectively, one has to understand both the basic pharmacokinetics of these drugs, as well as certain key physiological features of the species being treated (e.g. a poikilotherm animal vs. a homeotherm). One mayor problem in the use of antimicrobial drugs approved for dogs and cats in exotic species, is the fact that there is little clinical data available on the use of these drugs in exotic patients.


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