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Deslorelin: What’s That?


In an effort to offer more options for treatment of hormonal disorders in birds and exotic pets, we carry deslorelin 4.7mg implants (Suprelorin). The implant is placed with your pet under sedation subcutaneously (under the skin) between the shoulder blades by our veterinarian. In ferrets, deslorelin is helpful in preventing the onset of adreno-cortical disease […]



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The Education Continues


Our doctors travel a few times a year to conferences focused on the latest developments in avian and exotic medicine.  Dr. Rainwater attended ExoticsCon in September, which included seminars on avian ultrasound, parrot cognition and behavior, small mammal cardiology, and advanced techniques in avian surgery, just to name a few.  Dr. Biascoechea left the hurricane […]



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Traveling with Your Pet


With hurricane season upon us, we are getting many phone calls about how to travel with exotic pets in case of evacuation. We have compiled this helpful guide to assist you. Your pet should travel in a secure, hard-sided carrier appropriate for his size. For many birds and exotic pets, a cat or dog carrier […]



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What to Expect: At Your Prepurchase Consult


The most important thing you can do before bringing a new pet into your home is research. Unfortunately, there are so many sources of outdated or conflicting information, it can be intimidating to attempt to educate yourself, and the difference between good and bad information can mean life or death for an exotic pet. We […]



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Super-Fertile Chameleon: Case Study #8


“Milli” is a veiled chameleon just over a year old.  We met her last year when she was presented with an apparent leg injury, which turned out to be related to calcium deficiency.  Her owner improved her lighting and nutrition and she recovered the ability to use her leg quickly.  She came back three months […]



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Goose With Poorly Healed Leg: Case Study #7


“Henry” is a Canada Goose who was struck by a car and left with a broken leg.  Untreated, the leg healed at a 90-degree angle and he was unable to walk or even eat, and would have died without human intervention.  He was rescued and turned over to our local waterfowl rehabilitator, Mr. Ruby of […]



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ECUN: What’s That?


Encephalizotoonosis (aka ECUN) This is a very common infection in domestic rabbits, guinea pigs and other small mammals. It is caused by an intracellular parasite: Encephalitozoon cuniculi; about 50% of rabbits demonstrate exposure to the parasite.  Spores are shed in the urine and infection usually occurs via ingestion of contaminated food or water. It is […]



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Exotic Vet Care Goes Solar


Here at Exotic Vet Care, we are very eco-conscious and do all we can to preserve our wildlife and environment, as well as give back to our community. We just finished having solar panels installed on our roof by Southern Current, LLC and we anticipate that with the sunny days of summer coming up we […]



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Black Vulture with Broken Leg and a Surprise Inside


The Center for Birds of Prey called us regarding a black vulture with a broken leg. We brought him in and took a radiograph and discovered that in addition to his fracture, he had at some point eaten carrion that had been previously shot and had a lead pellet in it, which remained inside the […]



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What to Expect: At Your Pet’s Surgery


While we have decades of surgical experience we understand that for our clients there are no “routine surgeries”.  The idea of a doctor anesthetizing your pet and performing delicate procedures can be scary for pet owners, so we provide this guide to help you better understand the process of preparing your pet for a safe […]



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