Exotics:Hedgehogs Part II (Illness)
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What are the 10 possible problems that may bring them to the clinic? HD,HL,C,D,N,FB,N,O,C,P
- heart disease
- hepatic lipidosis
- foreign body
What neuro disorder is rare in hedgehogs?
What is another neuro disorder that is common?What is it similar to in humans?
- wobbly hedgehog syndrome
What age do they usually get wobbly syndrome?
What usually causes neuro problems?
- nutrition deficiency
Opthalmologic trauma usually goes undected and is treated by:
Although malocclusion is rare what is common?
What 2 things pose the greatest threats to the wild population?
What is often needed for a complete PE?
Once anesthetized what can be used to pick them up?
WHEN UNDER ANESTHESIA HOW DO YOU GET THEM TO UNROLL?
hold them over a flat table
What can be used for handling?
How are they induced?
mask with isoflurane
What is their average body temp?
What parasite is a common finding?
Which parasite will affect the entire body?
What species affects their face and ears?
What is the common cause of quill loss?
What other parasites can affect them?NCP
What drug can be used to treat?
Is IV or IO preferred?
Can venipuncture be done if awake?
Common venipuncture site
jugular vein in a cranio-caudal motion
What area stores a lot of fat?
quill area, but still good for SQ
- oral(difficult in older ones)
- IM(rear legs)
- IV(difficult to maintain)
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