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fResponsible prescribing and dispensing for exotic pets, zoo and wildlife species

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Abstract

Exotic pets, zoo and wildlife patients present unique challenges and there is a lack of authorized medicinal products. This new chapter addresses the issues relating to prescribing and dispensing medications with these groups. Self-assessment questions are included. Last updated May 2020.

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Radiograph showing a fish hook Radiograph showing a fish hook
An oiled seabird being washed An oiled seabird being washed
A swan with lead poisoning being weighed A swan with lead poisoning being weighed
A cygnet with a fishing line injury A cygnet with a fishing line injury

References

  1. British Veterinary Zoological Society (BVZS) – Guidelines for the prescription, supply and control of prescription-only veterinary medicines (POMs) in zoological collections and wildlife rescue centres ()
  2. Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons (RCVS) – Veterinary medicines ()
  3. Veterinary Medicines Directorate (VMD)
  4. The cascade: prescribing unauthorized medicines ()
  5. Medicines Act 1968 ()
  6. The Medicines for Human Use (prescribing) (Miscellaneous Amendments) Order 2005 ()
  7. Veterinary Surgeons Act 1966 ()

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