Exotics Club Archive

Update on renal disease in pet rabbits, clinical signs, diagnosis and treatment

Presenter: Emma Keeble
BVSc (Hons), Dip ZooMed (Mammalian)
RCVS Recognised Specialist in Zoo and Wildlife Medicine, MRCVS

Category: Exotics Club

Disorders of the rabbit kidneys are commonly presented in veterinary practice, especially with improvements in rabbit husbandry, diet and overall welfare meaning that pet rabbits are tending to live longer. A thorough knowledge of normal urogenital anatomy and physiology in this species is essential for the accurate diagnosis, treatment and…

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Published on: 30.11.2021
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Reproductive and urinary tract disease in guinea pigs

Presenter: Kevin Eatwell
BVSc (hons) DZooMed (Reptilian) MRCVS
EBVS® European Veterinary Specialist in Herpetological Medicine and Surgery

Category: Exotics Club

Urinary tract disease is a common clinical presentation in both guinea pigs and rabbits and this session covers two of the most common presentations. In this session we will cover perineal soiling and the clinical approach taken to this in rabbits, both in terms of supportive care but also a…

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Published on: 03.11.2021
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Ultraviolet lighting and its importance in reptiles

Presenter: Bronwyn Koterwas BA BVM&S MRCVS
University of Edinburgh, Royal (Dick) School of Veterinary Studies
Lecturer and Senior Clinician in Exotic Animal Medicine and Surgery
European College of Zoological Medicine Senior Clinical Scholar (Herpetology)

Category: Exotics Club

Confused by what lighting reptiles require? Why do they actually need it anyway? This webinar will explain why full spectrum light is essential for the majority of reptiles not just bearded dragons and tortoises.

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Published on: 27.09.2021
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Anorexia in pet rabbits - diagnosis and treatment

Presenter: Dr Emma Keeble BVSc (Hons),
Dip ZooMed (Mammalian),
RCVS Recognised Specialist in Zoo and Wildlife Medicine, MRCVS

Category: Exotics Club

This webinar will discuss the reasons why pet rabbits go off their food. Importantly it will cover how to decide how urgent the case is to determine when veterinary intervention is required and the criteria to use when making this decision. Diagnostic work up of inappetant rabbits will be discussed,…

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Published on: 23.08.2021
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Budgerigar endemic diseases – viral

Presenter: Kevin Eatwell
BVSc (hons) DZooMed (Reptilian) Dip ECZM (Herpetological and Small Mammals) MRCVS
RCVS recognised specialist in Zoo and Wildlife Medicine

Category: Exotics Club

Two main viral diseases are endemic in budgerigars and distinguishing between the two can be problematic. Although PCRS are available commercially there is so much more to understand when advising pet owners of the significance of test results. In this webinar we review these diseases right up to the recent…

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Published on: 26.07.2021
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Antibiotic therapy in reptiles

Presenter: Bronwyn Koterwas BA BVM&S MRCVS
University of Edinburgh, Royal (Dick) School of Veterinary Studies
Lecturer and Senior Clinician in Exotic Animal Medicine and Surgery
European College of Zoological Medicine Senior Clinical Scholar (Herpetology)

Category: Exotics Club

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Published on: 29.06.2021
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Common problems in pet ferrets, diagnosis and treatment

Presenter: Emma Keeble
BVSc MRCVS RCVS Recognised Specialist in Zoo and Wildlife Medicine

Category: Exotics Club

Ferrets are carnivores, belong to the Mustelidae family and in many ways their veterinary care is similar to feline and canine care. There are however some key differences and this webinar will discuss these, including the important clinical anatomical features of ferrets and how to perform a clinical examination in…

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Published on: 24.05.2021
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Avian: Budgerigar endemic diseases – bacterial and fungal

Presenter: Kevin Eatwell
BVSc (hons) DZooMed (Reptilian) MRCVS
EBVS® European Veterinary Specialist in Herpetological Medicine and Surgery

Category: Exotics Club

'Infectious disease is endemic in the captive budgerigar population and although practicioners may be used to seeing an individual pet bird, its important to remember their origins. This webinar covers the three highly significant bacterial and fungal diseases of budgerigars, their clinical signs, control and management'.

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Published on: 30.04.2021
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Reptile: Critical care monitoring of reptiles

Presenter: Bronwyn Koterwas BVM&S MRCVS
Clinician in Rabbit, Exotic Animal & Wildlife Medicine and Surgery

Category: Exotics Club

Get prepared for your next reptile emergency by learning about the theory and practicalities of monitoring these critical care cases. This webinar will also touch on common presentations, triage and the crash scenario in reptile patients.

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Published on: 01.04.2021
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Common problems in African Pygmy Hedgehogs

Presenter: Emma Keeble BVSc MRCVS RCVS Recognised Specialist in Zoo and Wildife Medicine

Category: Exotics Club

This webinar will review basic biological facts, housing and dietary requirements, handling techniques and clinical examination of the African Pygmy Hedgehog when seen in veterinary practice. Common clinical techniques and common problems seen in this species will be discussed, including diagnosis and treatment of these conditions. This webinar will be…

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Published on: 24.02.2021
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Budgerigar endemic diseases – parasites

Presenter: Kevin Eatwell
BVSc (hons) DZooMed (Reptilian) Dip ECZM (Herpetological and Small Mammals) MRCVS
RCVS recognised specialist in Zoo and Wildlife Medicine

Category: Exotics Club

Parasites in budgerigars are a common problem in group housed birds and may be present in birds that end up at home in the pet environment. Knowing the common parasites and recommendations for treatment both of individual birds and of collections is important for their long term wellbeing. This webinar…

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Published on: 25.01.2021
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