Outpatient care and nurse-led clinics

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This chapter gives information about life stage considerations, hand-rearing, vaccination, neutering and geriatric care. There is practical advice on nutrition, weight management and behavioural problems. Client information leaflets are included.

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11.2 Restraint of a ferret for microchipping.
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Horsfield’s tortoise Horsfield’s tortoise
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Red-footed tortoise Red-footed tortoise
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A baby blue tit being fed chopped mealworms. (Courtesy of Sarah Flack) A baby blue tit being fed chopped mealworms. (Courtesy of Sarah Flack)
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11.9 Minced day-old rats can be fed to raptor chicks using a syringe. The amount of food can easily be adjusted for each bird. Food remnants should be removed. (© Michael Lierz)
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11.16 This bearded dragon shows signs consistent with secondary nutritional hyperparathyroidism (also known as metabolic bone disease, MBD). (© Dave Matthews)
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11.19 The ‘step up’ command can be taught to parrots.
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11.21 An example of a discharge sheet for handing to clients.
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11.24 Initial postoperative wound healing in a tortoise. Subsequent healing following revision surgery on day 215. (© Kevin Eatwell)


Introducing a new pet rabbit

Basic training for your parrot

Hand-rearing garden birds

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