* This is a case discussion submitted to the Exotic DVM Yahoo group

The condition started 4 months ago, on the 16th of march, when the animal was brought to the clinic presenting  one ulcerative lesion on the palmar side of one finger articulation (on the right leg).
It was treated twice a day with Clindamycin orally and a traditional chinese mix plant powder topically for one week. The ulcer got bigger and after one week we’ve started giving Synulox, Metacam and put bandage on the wound. The process deteriorated involving the underlying tissues, muscles, tendons. After 3 weeks we’ve decided to amputate 2 of the fingers and change the bandage daily under Iso anesthesia. We were not able to find enough skin to surgically close the wound properly so we left it open hopeing to heal per secondam. Topically we’ve put Bioplacenton gel (Neomicyn/ placenta extract mix) and decided to stop the systemic antibiotics.

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* This is a case discussion submitted to the Exotic DVM Yahoo group
Male slow loris, 530 grams, big amount of pus in the cheek due to a tooth extraction.

almost 2 months ago we’ve made the dental extraction of the right and left upper P4 premolars (they were rotten insde), and put him on oral Amoxi/Clav ac. and metacam. The folowing days we saw that there was a little amount of pus from the right upper premolar hole, flush it for a little while and after some other couple of days everything seemed cleaned so we’ve send him to his rehab place.
It passed one week and we saw a fairly big amount of puss coming down from the extraction hole of the right premolar. This time we’ve started giving Baytril for 5 days, but still no improvement so we’ve changed it to Synulox (8 days), and this time we did not see animore the pus (so back to his place agian). Continue Reading »

* This is a case discussion submitted to the Exotic DVM Yahoo group

IAR rescue-rehab-release center of orangutans in Ketapang, West Kalimantan Island, Indonesia.

Baby male orangutan, 7 kilos, 1,5 years, relapsing from Entameoba histolityca infection.

The problems started this January, with a first ameobiasis infection, being apathic and having mucous bloody feces. It was treated with the standard metronidazole 15mg/kg BID for 10 day,then the animal recovered.
After some weeks we saw that he was pale, we’ve took a look at the blood and saw he had malaria (pretty frequent in that area). He was treated for it and improved.

After the malaria episode, another couple of weeks had passed and we saw again signs of aptahy this time with high fever, low Ht and low trombocites. This time he was diagnosed having Dengue Fever. Continue Reading »

* This is a case discussion submitted to the Exotic DVM Yahoo group

Slow loris, endemic in Java Island, Indonesia, 780 grams, adult male (cannot tell the exact age), tail 1,5 cm, backbone problem

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-was rescued and brought in the facility on the 12.10.2008, presenting dental problems and one eye with a corneal ulcer (BW 720 grmas). Except those two, the loris had no other clinically visible condition. Continue Reading »

Your parents found you spending hours and hours watching Animal Planet, Discovery Channel or reading old National Geographic magazines and you would not wear anything without a tiger or o vulture printed on it? Your favorite place in the world was the little zoo of your city where you knew every animal by it’s given name and its species in tree different languages including Latin, before you really were able to write your name properly? Your all-time heroes were Jeff Corwin, Mark O’Shea and Steve Irwin to whom you’ve sent mails telling how big fan you are, but they somehow never replayed? You’ve been bouldering for a couple of years now, you only buy your cloths from mountain shops, you are a survival techniques wannabe and all your weekends you try to spend them in the forest?

This is how you knew that your life must have to do something with wild animals, maybe even getting paid for it. Being a keeper was too big of an issue in your all university graduate family, a biologist you found it to be to much “bla-bla” about taxonomy and DNA stuff so the only thing left was the veterinary studies. Continue Reading »

Yaboumba World team made a veterinary-based visit to IkamaPeru Wildlife Conservation Organization in Peruvian Amazon (Pakaya Samiria National Park) with the wish to assist different primate clinical cases, asses the ongoing diseases, sexing and making breeding groups of macaws and think about future involvement and awareness.

This is the slideshow/clip that is trying to visually summarize our experience there. Enjoy!

Ovidiu Rosu

This is a female slow loris (700g) from IAR wildlife rescue center in Ciapus, Indonesia.

For almost two months the loris has a deep laceration on the plantar side of the hand with 2 fingers been amputated due to a fight with another peer. The laceration affected the finger tendons, and from the 3 renaming fingers, only the big thumb is functional.  It was been given systemically NSAIDs (carpofen) and antibiotics (clindomicyn) for most of this period, without any improvement. It seems that laceration in lorises tend to have a very low healing rate. It was considered the amputation of the hand, but due to the climbing behavior of the lorises and the fact that the remaining fingers were still vascularised, it was considered to try saving the hand. So, for the last three weeks the animal had the hand properly cleaned up and daily a soft bandage was changed.  The animal had to be put under Isoflurane anesthesia, due to the pain caused by the intervention and  lorises particular strength and difficulty of hand restrain.

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