Exotis and Lapis updates - December 2018


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Owner information

Check out these new rabbit owner factsheets that have been added to the Owner information category on Lapis:
  Written by Claire Speight RVN

Hepatic lipidosis

Anorexia and sudden weight loss predispose ferrets to hepatic lipidosis.

Other factors might play a role in its development, eg coronavirus enteritis, hepatic lymphocytic hepatitis that compromises hepatic function, steroid usage, endocrine dyscrasias.
  Written by Cathy Johnson-Delaney DVM

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Renal disease

There are various causes of renal disease in reptiles including infectious, degenerative, dietary, neoplastic, toxic, nutritional, inherited, anomalous. Note: the vast majority of reptiles which present with renal disease have chronic changes for which the underlying etiology cannot be determined.
  Written by Vicky Strong BVSc BSc DVM MRCVS

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Heart disease

Most heart disease in pet guinea pigs is rarely recognized ante-mortem. Aging, obesity, dietary deficiencies, Streptococcus zooepidemicus has been found with pericardial effusion, congenital defects include atrial (ASD) and ventricular septal defects (VSD).
  Written by Cathy Johnson-Delaney DVM

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Image: Hepatic lipidosis: pathology 01 ©David Perpinan