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Taxonomy: Chinchilla Degu Ferret Gerbil Guinea pig Hamster Hedgehog Mammals Mouse Rabbit Rat Rodent Sugar glider
Taxonomy: Lizard Reptiles & Amphibians Snake Turtles & Tortoises
Taxonomy: Reptiles & Amphibians Turtles & Tortoises
Arterial blood pressure is a function of heart rate, blood volume, stroke volume, and arterial compliance. Indirect arterial blood pressure is most commonly measured by Doppler ultrasound or non-invasive oscillometric monitors. What are the limitations of indirect blood pressure measurements in exotic animal patients? How is this technique unique in exotic companion mammals when compared to dogs and cats? How is this technique performed in birds and can this procedure be used in reptiles?
Psittacosis is an infectious disease of birds and people caused by Chlamydia psittaci, formerly known as Chlamydophila psittaci. This client education handout discusses types of birds commonly associated with human psittacosis, persons at risk as well as details of psittacosis in humans as birds and measures to prevent disease.