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Emergency care includes basic and advanced life support, and treatment of a variety of injuries and illnesses, many exacerbated by poor diet and husbandry. Basic life support follows the same principles as for other traditional pet species, with modifications made for patient size and other anatomic differences.

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Emergency care includes basic and advanced life support, and treatment of a variety of injuries and illnesses, many exacerbated by poor diet and husbandry. Basic life support follows the same principles as for other traditional pet species, with modifications made for patient size and other anatomic differences. The use of the RECOVER initiative developed by the Veterinary Emergency Critical Care Society (VECCS) has improved response to exotic patients in cardiopulmonary arrest, and will likely lead to better outcomes. Careful handling of critically ill exotic pets includes judicious use of sedation in order to safely acquire diagnostic information and provide treatment. These critical care principles have been used successfully in exotic mammals, birds and reptiles.

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  • Dr Angela Lennox
    Dr Angela Lennox
    Angela M. Lennox is a graduate of Purdue University School of Veterinary Medicine and has practiced exclusively exotic animal medicine since 1991. She is the owner of the Avian and Exotic Animal Clinic of Indianapolis. She is board certified through ABVP in both Avian and Exotic Companion Mammal medicine, and through ECZM in Small Mammal Medicine. Dr. Lennox is an adjunct professor at Purdue University Department of Clinical Sciences and teaches various exotic animal medicine topics to both veterinary and veterinary technician students. Dr. Lennox is past president of the Association of Exotic Mammal Veterinarians, editor of the Handbook of Rabbit and Rodent Dentisty, and co-author of Clinical Radiology of Exotic Companion Mammals. She resides near Indianapolis with her husband of more than 20 years and four daughters.
ICARE 2019
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