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animal as a pet. Current policy focuses on wild carnivores along with dangerous reptiles and amphibians. As an alternative, the Animal Welfare Committee had proposed a policy on Keeping and Management of Wild Indigenous and Exotic Animals. The document

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Nature Institute’s Zoological Garden in New Orleans. Dr. Stetter’s research interests have included advancing minimally invasive surgery in nondomestic species and have included work on a variety of different animals including fish, reptiles, birds, and

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to monitor wildlife typically difficult to observe, including pollinators, reptiles, amphibians, and nesting birds. The goal is to develop a low-cost, easy-to-use system that will allow landowners to monitor wildlife on their land and understand how

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myelinopathy, a neurologic disease first diagnosed in 1994 in bald eagles. In addition to water fowl and birds of prey, vacuolar myelinopathy also affects amphibians, reptiles, and fish. For decades, the cause of the disease had eluded researchers, but field

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, 46%; cats, 40%; freshwater fish, 34%; reptiles, 27%; and horses, 27%. The percentage of pet owners who purchased products online increased from 72% in 2018 to 86% in 2020. Before the pandemic, 60% of pet owners usually purchased pet products in

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another 4% increase in sales in 2020. Supplies, live animals, and over-the-counter medicines sold at retail accounted for $19.2 billion in 2019. This category includes estimated retail sales of fish, reptiles, birds, and other small animals, which had

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agents. His projects include working to understand the pathogenesis of infection with West Nile virus in domestic animals, birds, and reptiles and develop vaccines to protect against that virus; determining the competency of vertebrates and mosquitos as

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College of Veterinary Microbiologists. During an April conference call, the ABVS granted full recognition of reptile and amphibian practice as a specialty under the American Board of Veterinary Practitioners. The organizing committee for the specialty in

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Kamal Gabadage, Saskatoon, Saskatchewan REPTILE AND AMPHIBIAN PRACTICE Michael Dutton, Weare, New Hampshire SHELTER MEDICINE PRACTICE Mehnaz Aziz, League City, Texas Uri Donnett, Mississippi State, Mississippi Brenda Griffin

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treatment cost of $483; feather picking or loss for birds, $305; and internal parasites for reptiles or amphibians, $72. The new health insurance plan is the only one available for avian and exotic pets in the U.S., according to the announcement. The plan

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