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Secure your stethoscope for hands-free monitoring

June 1, 2013

A way to make sure your stethoscope stays out of the way during anesthetic monitoring.

Source: DVM360 MAGAZINE

PMI Nutrition International issues voluntary recall of exotic pet foods

July 9, 2012

PMI Nutrition International initiated a voluntary recall of four varieties of its LabDiet and Mazuri feed products.

Source: VETERINARY MEDICINE

Idea Exchange: How to make a tourniquet for exotic patients

May 1, 2011

A helpful tip for ferrets, guinea pigs, small reptiles, and birds.

Source: CVC IN SAN DIEGO PROCEEDINGS

Common diseases of ferrets (Proceedings)

November 1, 2010

While insulinomas are rarely cured, most affected ferrets can be reasonably controlled and will often live months to years following diagnosis.

Source: CVC IN KANSAS CITY PROCEEDINGS

Guinea pig wellness (Proceedings)

August 1, 2010

Guinea pigs belong to the family Cavidae. Four digits on the forepaw and three digits on the hindpaw characterize Cavidae. Guinea pigs originate from the high planes of South America therefore they tolerate cold better than heat.

Source: CVC IN KANSAS CITY PROCEEDINGS

Chinchilla wellness (Proceedings)

August 1, 2010

The chinchilla (Chinchilla lanigera) is a small rodent originating from the Andes Mountains of South America. Chinchillas have been trapped to near extinction in their native countries.

Source: CVC IN KANSAS CITY PROCEEDINGS

Recognizing and managing pain in small mammals (Proceedings)

August 1, 2010

Physiologic "stress" response to pain.

Source: CVC IN KANSAS CITY PROCEEDINGS

Common surgical procedures in small mammals (Proceedings)

August 1, 2010

When a pet is sick clients will often do some research and find that diet and environment is incorrect. Many times they make those changes just prior to their visit and report to you only the recent diet and environment. It is up to you and your staff to find out what the real situation is that the patient has been in prior to the visit.

Source: CVC IN KANSAS CITY PROCEEDINGS

Sugar gliders wellness (Proceedings)

August 1, 2010

Sugar Gliders (Petaurus breviceps = tight rope walker, short head) are one of the newest additions to the world of fad pets. Published information on Sugar Gliders is sparse, but more is coming available as we continue to see them as pets/patients.

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