Exotics:Hedgehogs Part II (Illness)

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Exotics:Hedgehogs Part II (Illness)
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  1. 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
    • cancer
    • dermatological-ringworm
    • nails
    • foreign body
    • neurological
    • opthalmic
    • cars
    • pesticides
  2. What neuro disorder is rare in hedgehogs?
    rabies
  3. What is another neuro disorder that is common?What is it similar to in humans?
    • wobbly hedgehog syndrome
    • MS
  4. What age do they usually get wobbly syndrome?
    2-3 years
  5. What usually causes neuro problems?
    • virus
    • nutrition deficiency
  6. Opthalmologic trauma usually goes undected and is treated by:
    enucleation
  7. Although malocclusion is rare what is common?
    gingivitis
  8. What 2 things pose the greatest threats to the wild population?
    • cars
    • pesticides
  9. What is often needed for a complete PE?
    anesthesia
  10. Once anesthetized what can be used to pick them up?
    • spoon
    • scooper
  11. WHEN UNDER ANESTHESIA HOW DO YOU GET THEM TO UNROLL?
    hold them over a flat table
  12. What can be used for handling?
    garden gloves
  13. How are they induced?
    mask with isoflurane
  14. What is their average body temp?
    95F
  15. What parasite is a common finding?
    mites
  16. Which parasite will affect the entire body?
    caparinia
  17. What species affects their face and ears?
    chorioptic species
  18. What is the common cause of quill loss?
    dermatophytes
  19. What other parasites can affect them?NCP
    • nematode
    • cestode
    • protozoan
  20. What drug can be used to treat?
    ivermectin
  21. Is IV or IO preferred?
    IO
  22. Can venipuncture be done if awake?
    no
  23. Common venipuncture site
    jugular vein in a cranio-caudal motion
  24. What area stores a lot of fat?
    quill area, but still good for SQ
  25. Medication routes
    • oral(difficult in older ones)
    • SQ
    • IM(rear legs)
    • IV(difficult to maintain)
    • IO

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