Avian Nutrition: It’s for the BirdsPet bird owners influence their bird’s diet and therefore have a major impact on their birds’ health and longevity. Educating the owner on proper nutrition is one of the most important roles of the veterinary healthcare team.
Making Veterinary Care for Birds Fear FreeAll patients should be comfortable when in the clinic. This certification program from Fear Free can teach veterinary nurses—the main handlers of the patients—how to properly handle avian species.
Veterinarians Build Lego Wheelchair for Turtle Missing Both Back Legs
LSU veterinarians built a special wheelchair for Pedro, an adult male box turtle missing both back legs.
Unique and Unusual: Exotic Animal Medicine
The surge in ownership of exotic animals has contributed to an increase in owners seeking veterinary care for their pets.
Long-Term Nursing Care of a Self-Mutilating Moluccan CockatooThe challenge? A Moluccan cockatoo named Chula who had been engaging in self-mutilating behavior and hated being restrained. Here’s how a veterinary team helped her recover.
First Sea Lion Treated for Cancer with Advanced Radiation
Thanks to an effective three-fold partnership between the Pittsburgh Zoo and the Pittsburgh Veterinary Specialty and Emergency Center (PVSEC) and PetCure Oncology, a Sea Lion has a new lease on life.
Lead Toxicity: A Threat to Wildlife
An estimated 20 million animals, including more than 130 differing species throughout the food chain, die each year from lead poisoning, according to the Humane Society of the United States.
Emergency Medicine/Critical Care
Atlanto-Occipital Luxation in a Caprine PatientThis case report describes a caprine patient with this rare injury that successfully survived the initial injury and unique surgical fixation and had a successful postoperative recovery, to which extensive physical rehabilitation partly contributed.
Rabbit DentistryVeterinary technicians play a vital role in educating rabbit owners about prevention and early detection, as well as assisting veterinarians with diagnosing and treating dental disease.
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