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Articles by Sonia M. Hernandez, DVM, PhD, DACZM

Sonia M. Hernandez, DVM, PhD, DACZM

Raptor medicine (Proceedings)
November 1, 2010

Probably because of their size and likelihood of being found injured, raptors continue to be one of the most commonly received groups of birds in wildlife rehabilitation facilities. Although they are susceptible to most of the same diseases as other birds, raptors possess some unique anatomical and life history traits that translate to clinical syndromes unique to this group.

Clinical aspects of reptile anatomy and physiology (Proceedings)
November 1, 2010

The Class Reptilia consists of over 6,500 species, but only a few dozen species are likely to be encountered with any regularity in general practice. The diversity within the Class Reptilia necessitates the description of generalities.

Reptile radiology (Proceedings)
November 1, 2010

Diagnosing disease in reptiles can be a challenge for even the most experienced veterinarian. The clinical signs exhibited by these ectotherms are often subtle and physical findings are seldom pathognomonic.

Triage and critical care of wildlife (Proceedings)
November 1, 2010

Due to anthropogenic encroachment on all wild spaces, an animal's encounter with civilization often leads to injury. This means that the number of animals received by wildlife rehabilitators every year is on the rise.

Common medical problems of reptiles (non-infectious) (Proceedings)
November 1, 2010

Secondary Nutritional Hyperparathyroidism: Clinical Signs: Anorexia, depression, ileus and constipation, cloacal prolapse, swollen compressible mandible, lethargy and inability to support body weight, muscle fasciculations due to hypocalcemia, and rarely seizures.

Unusual exotic pets (Proceedings)
November 1, 2010

Felids are a large group consisting of 37 species in the genera Felis (small cats), Panthera (large cats), Neofelis (clouded leopards) and Acinonyx (cheetah). Some species of exotic felids such as tigers, lions, bobcats (Felis rufus), caracal (Felis caracal), servals (Felis serval), and serval hybrids have become have become popular pets.

Waterfowl husbandry and medicine (Proceedings)
November 1, 2010

Waterfowl belong to the order Anseriformes which has 2 families; Anhimidae (screamers) and Anatidae (ducks, swans, and geese). This section will concentrate on Anatidae. Anseriformes have been domesticated since 2500 BC.


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