BehaviorCapture and restraint in the veterinary hospital can be stressful for the reptile patient. Slow, gentle movements and adequate support are key to proper reptile handling.
BehaviorBy understanding the many challenges that birds bring to the clinic experience, the veterinary team can prepare effectively and behave in such a manner that the bird’s stress levels remain as low as possible.
Exotic MedicineThose seeking this accreditation must meet certain criteria prior to their application, including minimum 5 years of work experience in the field of zoo medicine and at least 40 CE hours in zoological medicine.
Exotic MedicinePet 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.
Exotic MedicineAll 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.
LSU veterinarians built a special wheelchair for Pedro, an adult male box turtle missing both back legs.
The surge in ownership of exotic animals has contributed to an increase in owners seeking veterinary care for their pets.
Exotic MedicineThe 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.
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.