- Migratory fish to get some help to scale dam walls
- Sparrow species found to use medicine to protect their young
Main Topic: Dystocia in Chelonians
This week our main topic is dystocia in chelonians – a deep dive into what to do if presented with a gravid turtle/tortoise. Mark and Brendan discuss the signs, treatment option and preventative measures for chelonian dystocia. What works and what doesn’t? Is medical therapy effective? Listen to fins out the answers.
Review: ‘The Pink Book’
Brendan reviews the 4th edition of Ferrets, Rabbits and Rodents Clinical Medicine and Surgery, aka ‘The pink book’. It’s a must book for any veterinarian who works with small mammals, and Brendan gives it a solid 8.6 out of 10.
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Our podcast is for veterinarians, veterinary students and veterinary nurses/technicians. If you are at pet owner please search elsewhere – there are lots of great podcasts aimed specifically at pet owners.
The veterinary podcast about veterinary medicine and surgery, current news items of interest, case reports and anecdotes. Wait: It’s not all about veterinary matters! We also discuss other areas we are passionate about, including photography and wildlife. Thanks for joining us – Brendan and Mark.
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