Top non-cat or dog consults - feathers, fur and scales

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About the course

Exotic pets are increasingly presented for veterinary care. Owners nowadays are often well-educated about their animal’s needs and will shop around to find an exotics-friendly vet.  

This course will look at the most common small mammal, bird and reptile consults which may be seen. A logical approach to these different cases will be discussed. Some of the consults that will be covered are hindlimb weakness in ferrets, feather pecking in parrots and post-hibernation anorexia in tortoises.

The five key things delegates will learn from this course are: 

  • A logical approach to the exotic pet consult
  • How to recognise emergencies in exotic pets
  • How to formulate initial diagnostic plans for common conditions
  • How to formulate initial treatment plans for common conditions 
  • How to deal with the more challenging exotic pet consults

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