NC Vet To Headline Oxbow Exotic Symposium

Dan Johnson, DVM, of Avian and Exotic Animal Care will deliver the keynote address.

Dan Johnson, DVM, of Avian and Exotic Animal Care in Raleigh, N.C., will deliver the keynote address at the Oxbow Exotic Companion Mammal Symposium, to be hosted by exotic animal food and support care product supplier Oxbow Animal Health on June 24, 2012, at the Homestead Animal Hospital in Centennial, Colo.

Jerry Labonde, DVM, of Homestead and Michal Kohles, DVM, M.P.A., director of veterinary services with Oxbow, will also lecture at the symposium. Scheduled lecture topics include:

• Herbivore gastrointestinal function and nutrition;
• Gastrointestinal stasis in small herbivores;
• Rabbit calcium metabolism, bladder sludge and urolithiasis;
• Ferret gastrointestinal function and nutrition;
• Ferret endocrine disease;
• Practical reptile medicine;
• Zoonotic diseases of exotic pets; and
• Endotracheal intubation and post-surgical care.

The symposium, which qualifies for seven continuing education credits, will conclude with a round table discussion. Potential attendees can register at


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