Exotics Club Archive

Breeding Birds of Prey: Veterinary and Avicultural Insights

Presenter: Dr Tom Bailey
BSc BVSc MRCVS CertZooMed MSc PhD Dip ECZM
RCVS Specialist in Zoo and Wildlife Medicine

Category: Exotics Club

Captive breeding has contributed to the successful restoration of many species of birds of prey threatened with extinction including the Californian condor, Mauritius kestrel and peregrine falcon. Avicultural techniques that have been pioneered by raptor breeders include; double clutching, direct fostering, cross fostering, hatch and switch, hacking, artificial insemination (AI)…

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Published on: 28.11.2022
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Reproductive Disease in Backyard Poultry

Presenter: Aidan Raftery MVB CertZooMed MRCVS Clinical Director

Category: Exotics Club

In this webinar Aidan Raftery gives an overview of reproductive medicine in the backyard chicken. Aidan is one of the editors of the BSAVA manual of Poultry Medicine and the co-author of the reproductive disease chapter in addition to the clinical exam and orthopaedics chapters. He practices exotic animal medicine…

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Published on: 28.10.2022
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Clinical approach to the rodent patient

Presenter: Elisabetta Mancinelli DVM CertZooMed ECZM Dipl. (Small Mammal Medicine and Surgery) MRCVS
RCVS Recognised Specialist in Zoo and Wildlife Medicine (Small Mammal Medicine and Surgery)

Category: Exotics Club

The order Rodentia is very large and diverse, comprising a variety of species ranging from a few grams (e.g., mouse) to a few hundred kilograms (e.g., capybara). Only few of these species are seen in private practice but are nowadays very commonly kept as pets. As rodents are prey animals…

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Published on: 26.09.2022
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A Basic Guide to Fish Medicine

Presenter: John Chitty BVetMed CertZooMed MRCVS

Category: Exotics Club

This webinar will cover a basic approach to goldfish and koi medicine and surgery. While fish are not commonly presented to vets, there are a lot being kept and owners will seek help at times. This webinar will provide a basic guide to the investigation of disease, especially with respect…

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Published on: 22.08.2022
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Don’t let scales scare you- introduction to reptile practice

Presenter: Nathalie Wissink Argilaga CertAVP(ZM) DZM(Reptilian) MRCVS

Category: Exotics Club

Don’t let scales be scary: in this webinar we will cover the basic approach to common reptile species in practice. It will include basic species identification, husbandry, physical examination and sampling, imaging, anaesthesia and monitoring as well as a brief overview on the approach to several common conditions seen in…

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Published on: 26.07.2022
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Parrots - New bird wellness exam

Presenter: Tom Dutton
BVM&S CertAVP(ZooMed) DipECZM(avian) MRCVS Clinical Lead Exotics
RCVS BVM&S CertAVP(ZooMed) DipECZM(avian) MRCVS

Category: Exotics Club

This webinar will cover all aspects of a new bird health check. Covering common species including parrots and raptors - Tom will discuss history, examination and selecting appropriate disease testing. Aspects of quarantine and biosecurity will also be discussed when introducing new birds to an existing flock/group.

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Published on: 28.06.2022
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Common conditions in pet ferrets

Presenter: Dr. Emma Keeble BVSc Dip ZooMed (Mammalian) MRCVS
RCVS Recognised Specialist in Zoo and Wildlife Medicine
Royal (Dick) School of Vet Studies
Edinburgh University

Category: Exotics Club

Ferrets are engaging, inquisitive animals and their popularity as pets has increased over recent years. They belong to the Mustelid family (being related to badgers, otters and pine martens) and are carnivorous mammals. This webinar will review common problems seen in pet ferrets in veterinary practice, including an update on…

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Published on: 23.05.2022
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Megacolon syndrome in rabbits

Presenter: Dr Nadene Stapleton BVSc, MRCVS, CertAVP(ZM)

Category: Exotics Club

This webinar provides practical, evidenced based advice on diagnosis and management of gastrointestinal stasis in rabbits. It includes case management strategies for both simple and more complex cases including gastrointestinal obstructions and liver lobe torsions. This webinar is designed for the busy practitioner who wants easy to follow, up to…

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Published on: 25.04.2022
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Pain and Analgesia in Rabbits

Presenter: Livia Benato
DVM MScR CertZooMed , GPCert(ExAP), DipECZM, MRCVS

Category: Exotics Club

Pain management in rabbits has improved greatly during the last twenty years. When pain is not treated adequately, it can be a very debilitating experience for the animal that suffers it. It is paramount to be up to date on how to assess pain in rabbits and what pain assessment…

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Published on: 23.03.2022
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How to manage the snuffly rabbit

Presenter: Elisabetta Mancinelli DVM CertZooMed ECZM Dipl. (Small Mammal Medicine and Surgery) MRCVS
RCVS Recognised Specialist in Zoo and Wildlife Medicine (Small Mammal Medicine and Surgery)

Category: Exotics Club

Rabbits are the third most common mammalian species now kept as pets in the UK. Rabbit medicine is rapidly evolving as client increasingly demand a higher standard of veterinary care for their pets. Respiratory problems are commonly encountered in pet rabbits but often represent a challenge to the veterinarian dealing…

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Published on: 28.02.2022
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Preventative medicine in zoos

Presenter: Michelle Barrows BSc BVMS PGCertConsMed (Avian) DipECZM (ZHM)

Category: Exotics Club

Preventative medicine is an essential part of caring for zoo animals and all the more important given that many species have evolved the ability to hide signs of illness, so that clinical signs only become apparent when disease is well advanced and more difficult to treat. The Secretary of State’s…

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Published on: 31.01.2022
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