Natalie Antinoff, DVM, DABVP
One of the more common abnormal presentations of disease in rabbits is a head tilt, which is often accompanied by nystagmus and circling.
Although the principles of examination and care are universal in all species, familiarity with normal anatomy is essential in recognizing abnormal conditions.
Although the principles of critical care are universal in all species, veterinarians face a unique set of challenges when dealing with small mammals.
When presented with a seizuring dog or cat, the steps to take are familiar to most veterinarians. However, with a non-traditional species, even knowing where and how to administer treatments presents a challenge, as well as what might be common etiologies.
Respiratory diseases in small mammals can be challenging. Although anatomy is similar, there are variations in anatomy that can predispose to certain diseases, or can interfere with interpretation of test results.
Although many diseases of the urinary and genital systems are similar in many aspects in all mammals, there are features and presentations which are unique to certain species.