Category Archives: Medicine

97: Lumps



News


Main Topic: Cervical Lymphadenitis in Guinea Pigs

Lumpy Guinea Pigs – many of us will have seen piggies with this condition – swelling of the neck region due to cervical lymphadenitis. Brendan and Mark discuss their approach to these cases and talk about possible causes.

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94: Poached Eggs



News


Main Topic: Avian Reproduction

Bird Breeding. How does it happen? What causes it to go wrong? How to make it happen? Brendan quizzes Mark this week about this fascinating avian topic. Eggciting stuff!

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Specialised Animal Nutrition. Specialised Animal Nutrition is the Australian distributor of Oxbow Animal Health products. Used and recommended by top exotic animal veterinarians around the globe,  the Oxbow range comprises premium life-staged feeds and supportive care products for small herbivores.

Microchips Australia: Microchips Australia is the Australian distributor for: Trovan microchips, readers and reading systems; Lone Star Veterinary Retractor systems and Petrek GPS tracking products. Microchips Australia is run by veterinarians experienced in small and large animal as well as avian and exotic practice, they know exactly what is needed for your practice.

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93: Reptile Sleep



News

Review

Brendan reveals he is a Tour De France tragic, having spent the last week and a half watching this grand tour. The race has the largest number of spectators watching the event live of any sport – reportedly up to 15 million. Not surprisingly considering its not hard to get a view, with many days the event covering just under 3,500km of roads. He rates Le Tour a 9.5/10.

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Main Topic: Reptile Anaesthesia

Reptile anaesthesia is covered this week: from patient selection/fasting, to premedication, induction, monitoring, all the way to recovery. Lissssssten to Mark and Brendan’s overview of anaesthetising pet reptiles.

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Specialised Animal Nutrition. Specialised Animal Nutrition is the Australian distributor of Oxbow Animal Health products. Used and recommended by top exotic animal veterinarians around the globe,  the Oxbow range comprises premium life-staged feeds and supportive care products for small herbivores.

Microchips Australia: Microchips Australia is the Australian distributor for: Trovan microchips, readers and reading systems; Lone Star Veterinary Retractor systems and Petrek GPS tracking products. Microchips Australia is run by veterinarians experienced in small and large animal as well as avian and exotic practice, they know exactly what is needed for your practice.

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92: Axolotl care



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Main Topic:

Care of Axolotls is the main topic this week. How o you look after this fascinating species? We cover general care such as aquarium setup, lighting, heating, feeding and cleaning. Brendan and Mark also touch on the veterinary examination and conditions seen in pet axolotls.

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Chemical Essentials. Cleaning and disinfection products and solutions for a wide variety of industries throughout Australia, as well as specific markets in New Zealand, Singapore and Papua New Guinea. The sole importer of the internationally acclaimed F10SC Disinfectant and its related range of advanced cleaning, personal hygiene and animal skin care products.

Specialised Animal Nutrition. Specialised Animal Nutrition is the Australian distributor of Oxbow Animal Health products. Used and recommended by top exotic animal veterinarians around the globe,  the Oxbow range comprises premium life-staged feeds and supportive care products for small herbivores.

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87: China



In news this week Mark gets fired up about duck shooters calling for a review of endangered birds in Australia, and frets about sharks eating songbirds. Brendan discusses a new panda park in China and commiserates with Grunt the pig, who can no longer go for walks in the local park. China is our main topic this week. More specifically, Brendan details what he was doing in Shanghai and the state of veterinary practice in China.
Links:
Look Out, Songbirds — Baby Sharks Want to Eat You;
New panda park in China will be much bigger than Yellowstone;
Freckled Duck: Shooters call for review of endangered birds;
Grunt the porker no longer a walker after pet pig cops Wang street ban
Specialised Animal Nutrition. Specialised Animal Nutrition is the Australian distributor of Oxbow Animal Health products. Used and recommended by top exotic animal veterinarians around the globe,  the Oxbow range comprises premium life-staged feeds and supportive care products for small herbivores.
Microchips Australia: Microchips Australia is the Australian distributor for: Trovan microchips, readers and reading systems; Lone Star Veterinary Retractor systems and Petrek GPS tracking products. Microchips Australia is run by veterinarians experienced in small and large animal as well as avian and exotic practice, they know exactly what is needed for your practice.
Chemical Essentials. Cleaning and disinfection products and solutions for a wide variety of industries throughout Australia, as well as specific markets in New Zealand, Singapore and Papua New Guinea. The sole importer of the internationally acclaimed F10SC Disinfectant and its related range of advanced cleaning, personal hygiene and animal skin care products.
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86: Top Ten Teeth Tips



So how has a researcher turned can toads into cannibals? Listen to find out. The veterinary suicide rats remains high, orang-utans talk about the past and does conservation kill too many animals .. an eclectic range of news topics this week. Top 10 Teeth Tips is our main topic. In their typical quick-fire (almost) way, Brendan and Mark provide some top tips when thinking about dental disease in pets. Brendan reviews the VetLite splinting material. He gives it a 9 out of 10. Links: The Queensland scientist turning cane toads into cannibals When Conservationists Kill Lots (and Lots) of Animals Veterinarians abandon profession as suicide rate remains alarmingly high Like humans, orangutans ‘talk’ about the past
Microchips Australia: Microchips Australia is the Australian distributor for: Trovan microchips, readers and reading systems; Lone Star Veterinary Retractor systems and Petrek GPS tracking products. Microchips Australia is run by veterinarians experienced in small and large animal as well as avian and exotic practice, they know exactly what is needed for your practice.
Chemical Essentials. Cleaning and disinfection products and solutions for a wide variety of industries throughout Australia, as well as specific markets in New Zealand, Singapore and Papua New Guinea. The sole importer of the internationally acclaimed F10SC Disinfectant and its related range of advanced cleaning, personal hygiene and animal skin care products.
Specialised Animal Nutrition. Specialised Animal Nutrition is the Australian distributor of Oxbow Animal Health products. Used and recommended by top exotic animal veterinarians around the globe,  the Oxbow range comprises premium life-staged feeds and supportive care products for small herbivores.
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85: Tristan Rich



In this special edition we interview Australian exotics veterinarian Tristan Rich. Tristan ‘went viral‘ after he performed a tumour removal from a goldfish, recording hundreds of thousands of hits on local media and articles relating to the surgery were published in around 150 newspapers worldwide.

Tristan was interviewed at the UPAV exotics conference in late 2018, and we discuss how he became ‘famous’ on the internet, together with some great stories about his work with Orangutans in Indonesia. We were pleased to see Tristan received the Toady Award at the conference for the most entertaining and informative speaker – well deserved, as his presentation was both informative and very, very funny.

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83: AVA National Conference



News

Main Topic: Australian Veterinary Association Annual Conference 2019

Brendan spent a few hectic days recently at the Australian Veterinary Association national conference, held in Perth, Western Australia. He talks about some of the presentations he attended and reveals some equipment he spied at the trade stands.

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Specialised Animal Nutrition. Specialised Animal Nutrition is the Australian distributor of Oxbow Animal Health products. Used and recommended by top exotic animal veterinarians around the globe,  the Oxbow range comprises premium life-staged feeds and supportive care products for small herbivores.

Microchips Australia: Microchips Australia is the Australian distributor for: Trovan microchips, readers and reading systems; Lone Star Veterinary Retractor systems and Petrek GPS tracking products. Microchips Australia is run by veterinarians experienced in small and large animal as well as avian and exotic practice, they know exactly what is needed for your practice.

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79: Blocked Pipes



News

Main Topic

Constipation – a right pain in the #$#. This week we discuss constipation in reptiles; why do they get it, how to treat it, and how to prevent it. Together with some usual crap by Brendan and Mark.

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Specialised Animal Nutrition. Specialised Animal Nutrition is the Australian distributor of Oxbow Animal Health products. Used and recommended by top exotic animal veterinarians around the globe,  the Oxbow range comprises premium life-staged feeds and supportive care products for small herbivores.

Microchips Australia: Microchips Australia is the Australian distributor for: Trovan microchips, readers and reading systems; Lone Star Veterinary Retractor systems and Petrek GPS tracking products. Microchips Australia is run by veterinarians experienced in small and large animal as well as avian and exotic practice, they know exactly what is needed for your practice.

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78: Fishy



News

Main Topic: Basic Fish Care

This week we cover the main things to consider to provide a proper setup for pet fish. The discussion includes thoughts on water quality, filtration systems, water testing and environmental enrichment.

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Chemical Essentials. Cleaning and disinfection products and solutions for a wide variety of industries throughout Australia, as well as specific markets in New Zealand, Singapore and Papua New Guinea. The sole importer of the internationally acclaimed F10SC Disinfectant and its related range of advanced cleaning, personal hygiene and animal skin care products.

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