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September 2021

Herd/Flock Health and Medicine for the Exotic Animal Practitioner
Shangzhe Xie, Editor

As exotic animal medicine progresses, the demand from clients owning large groups of exotic animals, whether due to their personal or business interests, will increase. Most exotic animal practitioners have good training and fundamentals in small animal medicine, which focuses on the individual patient. Herd and flock medicine requires a different approach, with many principles derived from production animal medicine. Furthermore, as the level of veterinary medicine and standard of care for exotic animals increase, antemortem diagnoses and individualized medication/treatment regimens can allow for earlier diagnoses of disease in a herd/flock, leading to better treatment outcomes.

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Veterinary Clinics of North America: Exotic Animal Practice offers you the most current information on exotic animal treatment, updates you on the latest advances, and provides a sound basis for choosing treatment options. Each issue (January, May, and September) focuses on a single topic in exotic animal practice and is presented under the direction of an experienced editor. Topics include anesthesia/analgesia, infectious diseases, therapeutics, emergency medicine, surgery, gastroenterology, and clinical pathology.
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