Tag: Clinical Zoo

Clinical Zoo: Good health for a great ape

Cardiovascular disease can manifest in progressive heart failure or sudden cardiac death in humans and other animals. But diagnosing early heart disease is challenging when little is known about normal cardiovascular function in a particular species. That is why Taronga Zoo enlisted the expertise of veterinary cardiologist Niek Beijerink during […]

Rectal prolapse and foreign body in a magnificent tree frog

Amphibians are uncommon veterinary patients, partly thanks to restrictions on keeping them in certain areas, but also due to an overall decline in frog numbers worldwide. Even so, Stephen Cutter, at the Ark Animal Hospital in Palmerston, treats a handful of frogs every year. “Frogs are still common in NT […]

Birdie braces

For some, the word orthodontist stirs awkward teenage memories of braces and the agonising wait to be rid of mouth metal. But humans aren’t the only species requiring some orthodontic alignment. University of Queensland Small Animal Hospital Head of Avian and Exotic Pet Service, avian specialist and exotics luminary Bob […]