Infectious Diseases of Concern to Captive
and Free ranging Wildlife in North America
An official publication of the American Association of Zoo Veterinarians (AAZV), Infectious Disease Committee
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See current USDA guidelines for Vet Care and Proposed Changes
When a raccoon began acting crazy and lunging at three cougars who were housed together, we feared that he was rabid. We sedated him for Animal Control, but there was a bit of a surprise ending to this story. Update: Tests confirmed the raccoon was rabid.
After Darting We Needed to Use Up the C02
Later that Night, Interns got to watch Morgan the domestic kitten Read More
Caught in a fence and hanging from his back toe
this poor little bobcat must have thought he was doomed.
See the photos from the rescue today in our DropBox folder.
This morning a man who lives in the Enclave in Land O Lakes Florida got his morning cup of coffee and opened the blinds to his back yard to enjoy the natural view that he has since his cul-de-sac home backs up to a long corridor of power lines. A four foot high fence, made of a material often referred to as hog fencing, Read More
"Silent Killer" Health Problems Increasingly Affecting Cats
All About Cats Veterinary Hospital is warning cat owners that "silent killer" health problems are common for cats of all ages, including those in their prime. While it may be common knowledge that humans need regular health screenings to detect underlying disease, cat owners may be surprised to learn that the same is true for cats. Just as humans receive regular blood pressure and cholesterol checks, the cat clinic recommends that Read More
Bella Tiger Has Biopsy
Dr Wynn and Dr Boorstein draw blood, perform a biopsy and give Bella Tiger a check up.
Dr Wynn checks for signs of arthritis in Bella Tiger.
Two bags of fluids are given to help boost the way Bella Tiger feels.
This padded pole is lightly held over Bella Tiger in case she wakes up unexpectedly.
Bella Tiger is weighed, throughly checked over, and a biopsy is performed on a mass.
The blood work and biopsy Read More