Gut Stasis – Dont forget to keep things moving!
Don’t let your rabbits suffer from gut stasis
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COVID-19 – No Evidence of Domestic Animal to Human Transmission
There is no evidence currently of transmission from ferrets, cats or dogs, into humans.
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Mice respiratory disease
COVID-19 in the veterinary clinic
Keep yourself and clinic safe with these tips and resources to help reduce your exposure to COVID-19 and keep yourself and your clinic safe.
Ferret Handling Edit #2
After being bitten by a ferret, again, my PSA for this week is to be careful when handling ferrets. Continue reading “Ferret Handling Edit #2”
What is Snuffles?
What is Snuffles? Continue reading “What is Snuffles?”
If you are bonding two new rabbits, or are advising a client to bond two rabbits, the best advice is:
Before your rabbit has surgery – for Rabbit Owners
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Chickens are flocking to your clinic in increasing numbers. Many folks have a few pet chooks or a backyard setup, which flies under the radar of major hen operations and chicken or avian vets. If you are unfamiliar with chooks, check out the exotics vets examination page here:
Summer Series – Ovarian Cysts
Last week I saw a “pregnant” guinea pig, unfortunately there aren’t happy little guinea pigs on the way. Instead there’s large fluid filled cysts.
Summer Series – Ferret Exam
Furry Ferrets Slip through Flimsy Fingers – Examine them well!
Summer Series – Antibiotics
Struggling to treat your rabbits summer ailments? Good news! They’re the same as the winter ones!
Summer Series – Chook Handling
Make sure you keep your chooks stress free and relaxed this summer!
Summer Series – Chicken Exam
This summer we are revisiting a few favourites, so check out our post on handling your chooks correctly this summer!
Need more fluids!
Make sure you drink lots of water this new years day! Continue reading “Need more fluids!”
Your Christmas Rabbit
Its Heating Up!
After a slow start Summer is here with a bang! Make sure your rabbits are safe from the heat!
Handling Mice and Rats
Rabbit Renal Disease
Hay there! What hay is best for your bunny?
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Collecting Urine from a Rabbit
In the mental, emotional and perhaps physical journey of administering antibiotics to ferrets, one may fear that like rabbits and guinea pigs there a huge list of antibiotics to avoid in ferrets. (Think gut dysbiosis and death in rabbits)
Ovarian Cysts in Guinea Pigs
They’re more common than you think, read on!
Ferret Handling Edit
What not to feed your rabbit!
You know WHAT to feed your rabbits, here’s what NOT to feed your rabbit or guinea pig!
Vertebral Luxation – Paralyzed Rabbits
Unfortunately, rabbits are prone to accidental trauma and injury. A common traumatic event if vertebral fracture and luxation. Rabbits have STRONG muscles in their hindlimbs, and can kick out and break their own vertebrae, resulting in fracture or luxation. Commonly occurring at the lumbosacral junction.
Handle your rabbits wisely!
Check out your chickens!
Guinea Pig Exam
Make sure you can examine your guinea pigs!
Check out how to examine your rabbit patients here!
Check it out
Keep your chickens pain free!
Today we talk about Rabbit Anaesthesia
Rabbits have seizures uncommonly, your job is to find out why. Seizures can be a clinical sign of many diseases.
How to deal with Emergencies – Rabbits
You may be faced with a sudden rabbit emergency. For many vets, sick rabbits leads to treating for gut stasis with enrofloxacin and meloxicam. However, read on because you want to be the best exotics vet that you can.
Rabbit Gut Stasis Flowchart
Just a little bit of help for deciding whether your rabbit has gut stasis or a life threatening GI obstruction
Analgesia in Rabbits
There’s always time to reduce pain and improve quality of life, if you have before, check out ways to limit rabbit pain.
Do you often wonder what you can use to treat infections in rabbits?
Arthritis is really common in dogs, cats and rabbits! As with our stoic furry friends cats, rabbits are great at hiding pain. Being prey animals, showing pain is WEAKNESS.
Bearded Dragon Examination
Rabbit Parasite Flowchart
Check out our new parasite flowchart for rabbits
Predation of chickens is unfortunately quite common, whether it is from a stealthy fox sneaking into your chicken coup in the dark of night, or a large bird swooping down to snatch your chicken! It’s important to know what your options are, as a vet, with treating these unfortunate chooks.
Happy Easter Exotics Vets!!
May your bunnies be safe, and the other bunnies chocolate!