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Minimizing Stress to Avian Patients During the Veterinary Visit

This live, interactive webinar will be presented by Dr. Alicia McLaughlin, an associate veterinarian at the Center for Bird & Exotic Animal Medicine with a special interest in animal behavioral modification using positive reinforcement training. Dr. McLaughlin is passionate about providing low-stress veterinary visits for all of her patients. She is a certified Fear Free™ veterinarian and is spearheading the development of an avian-focused Fear Free™ course. This presentation will explore the reasons stress should be minimized during avian veterinary visits and the challenges that must be overcome. Dr. McLaughlin will also share practical tips for clinical implementation as they relate to clinic design, staff training, client education, as well as tips for working with avian patients in an exam room or hospital setting.

Client Education Handout 

Basic Miniature Pig Care

This client education handout reviews basic care of the miniature pig. Topics reviewed include diet, housing, training and proper handling, as well as common health problems and preventive care measures, like vaccination and surgical sterilization.

Download the PDF version of the Basic Mini Pig Care client education handout, or modify the DOCX version for your veterinary […]

Client Education Handout 

Are You the Right Pet For Me? Miniature Pigs

Pot-belled or miniature pigs are interesting, complex animals that are sometimes kept as pets in urban areas. Unfortunately, there are many misleading claims associated with miniature pet pigs that can eventually lead to these animals being surrendered to shelters or rescues by owners that “leapt before they looked”. Although it is always important to educate […]

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Psittacine Behavior, Handling and Restraint

Behavior is the most direct tool a wild bird has to respond to its environment, and it ultimately determines whether it survives and breeds in its natural environment. There are two functional categories of avian behaviors: self-maintenance behaviors and social behaviors.