Infectious Diseases of Companion Mammals
Exotic companion mammals (ECM) are susceptible to a huge variety of bacterial, viral and fungal diseases. Knowing which disease is more likely than the next is the key to a quick diagnosis and effective treatment. This lecture will present the most common infectious diseases that a practitioner is likely to encounter when treating rabbits, rodents, ferrets, sugar gliders and hedgehogs. Rather than providing an exhaustive list of ECM diseases, the author will provide attendees a list of conditions that are routinely seen in clinical practice and which should be ruled out before less common disease presentations.
- Learn the common infectious diseases of ECM
- Know how to quickly diagnose and treat them
- Learn which medications are safe/unsafe in various ECM species
- Know which diseases are considered zoonotic