Evaluating and Stabilizing the Critical Ferret: Basic Diagnostic and Therapeutic Techniques

Keith G. Benson, Jan C. Ramer, Joanne R Paul-Murphy

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

1 Citation (Scopus)

Abstract

Understanding the differences and similarities between ferrets and other domestic carnivores facilitates rapid acquisition of diagnostics as well as administration of life-saving measures. Restraint, phlebotomy, and tracheal wash techniques vary from those traditionally used in small animal medicine. Interpretation of radiographs and diagnostic ultrasonography requires familiarity with normal ferret anatomy. Furthermore, intravenous and intraosseous catheterization, urethral catheterization, fluid therapy, and nutritional support all have ferret-specific caveats; appreciation of these differences can ensure that ferrets receive high-quality care in a timely fashion.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)490-497
Number of pages8
JournalCompendium on Continuing Education for the Practicing Veterinarian
Volume22
Issue number5
StatePublished - May 2000
Externally publishedYes

Fingerprint

Ferrets
ferrets
diagnostic
therapeutics
catheters
animal
medicine
Urinary Catheterization
fluid therapy
interpretation
Phlebotomy
Nutritional Support
Quality of Health Care
Fluid Therapy
nutritional support
Therapeutics
methodology
carnivores
Catheterization
ultrasonography

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Education
  • veterinary(all)

Cite this

Evaluating and Stabilizing the Critical Ferret : Basic Diagnostic and Therapeutic Techniques. / Benson, Keith G.; Ramer, Jan C.; Paul-Murphy, Joanne R.

In: Compendium on Continuing Education for the Practicing Veterinarian, Vol. 22, No. 5, 05.2000, p. 490-497.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

@article{748931d3b69e4623b05f838461de861f,
title = "Evaluating and Stabilizing the Critical Ferret: Basic Diagnostic and Therapeutic Techniques",
abstract = "Understanding the differences and similarities between ferrets and other domestic carnivores facilitates rapid acquisition of diagnostics as well as administration of life-saving measures. Restraint, phlebotomy, and tracheal wash techniques vary from those traditionally used in small animal medicine. Interpretation of radiographs and diagnostic ultrasonography requires familiarity with normal ferret anatomy. Furthermore, intravenous and intraosseous catheterization, urethral catheterization, fluid therapy, and nutritional support all have ferret-specific caveats; appreciation of these differences can ensure that ferrets receive high-quality care in a timely fashion.",
author = "Benson, {Keith G.} and Ramer, {Jan C.} and Paul-Murphy, {Joanne R}",
year = "2000",
month = "5",
language = "English (US)",
volume = "22",
pages = "490--497",
journal = "Compendium on Continuing Education for the Practicing Veterinarian",
issn = "0193-1903",
publisher = "Veterinary Learning Systems",
number = "5",

}

TY - JOUR

T1 - Evaluating and Stabilizing the Critical Ferret

T2 - Basic Diagnostic and Therapeutic Techniques

AU - Benson, Keith G.

AU - Ramer, Jan C.

AU - Paul-Murphy, Joanne R

PY - 2000/5

Y1 - 2000/5

N2 - Understanding the differences and similarities between ferrets and other domestic carnivores facilitates rapid acquisition of diagnostics as well as administration of life-saving measures. Restraint, phlebotomy, and tracheal wash techniques vary from those traditionally used in small animal medicine. Interpretation of radiographs and diagnostic ultrasonography requires familiarity with normal ferret anatomy. Furthermore, intravenous and intraosseous catheterization, urethral catheterization, fluid therapy, and nutritional support all have ferret-specific caveats; appreciation of these differences can ensure that ferrets receive high-quality care in a timely fashion.

AB - Understanding the differences and similarities between ferrets and other domestic carnivores facilitates rapid acquisition of diagnostics as well as administration of life-saving measures. Restraint, phlebotomy, and tracheal wash techniques vary from those traditionally used in small animal medicine. Interpretation of radiographs and diagnostic ultrasonography requires familiarity with normal ferret anatomy. Furthermore, intravenous and intraosseous catheterization, urethral catheterization, fluid therapy, and nutritional support all have ferret-specific caveats; appreciation of these differences can ensure that ferrets receive high-quality care in a timely fashion.

UR - http://www.scopus.com/inward/record.url?scp=0346346298&partnerID=8YFLogxK

UR - http://www.scopus.com/inward/citedby.url?scp=0346346298&partnerID=8YFLogxK

M3 - Article

AN - SCOPUS:0346346298

VL - 22

SP - 490

EP - 497

JO - Compendium on Continuing Education for the Practicing Veterinarian

JF - Compendium on Continuing Education for the Practicing Veterinarian

SN - 0193-1903

IS - 5

ER -