5 questions with… Sharon French, DVM, Toronto Zoo’s veterinary dental consultant

Now working as Toronto Zoo’s veterinary dental consultant, Dr. French collaborates with internists, surgeons, and anesthesiologists to treat multiple system disease that often accompanies serious dental conditions. French—who has been practicing for 33 years joined—Veterinary Emergency Clinic (VEC) in 2001, where she maintains a practice in veterinary dentistry.

Celebrity pig Esther helps campaign for large animal CT scanner

Canadian social media starlet Esther the Wonder Pig has ignited a campaign to raise money for a large animal CT scanner for the University of Guelph’s Ontario Veterinary College (OVC). The first of its kind Canada, the Pegaso CT scanner will provide diagnostic imaging for pigs, standing horses, and other large animals.

Last fall, Esther, the 650-pound pig from Campbellville, Ontario, Canada, started experiencing health complications that caused …

Salmonella outbreak linked to pet guinea pigs

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has reported nine cases of Salmonella infection connected to pet guinea pigs across eight states. The illnesses, which resulted in one hospitalization, ranged from July 2015 to Dec. 2017.

“This outbreak is a reminder that pet rodents such as guinea pigs, regardless of where they are purchased or adopted, can carry Salmonella bacteria even when they look healthy and clean,” states the advisory.

States …

A day in the life of an exotic vet practice

Seeing a wide variety of avian, reptile and small mammal exotic pets every day is exciting and stimulating. Ever wonder what a day in the life looks like for me and my staff? Our first case might be a rabbit with an abscess on its mandible, an iguana with front and rear leg tremors or a macaw with a metal clasp that penetrated the underside of its tongue and encircled its mandibular beak.

Oxbow MAP policy goes into effect

In a move designed to keep the integrity of the pricing of its products sacrosanct, Oxbow Animal Health, which manufactures food, litter, bedding, supplements and accessories for small, exotic pets, has initiated a minimum advertised price (MAP) policy for the majority of its products.