This presentation is ment to focus on ovarian and uterine cystic disorders in general and only as clinical example the case of our Dutch-born “Kirkegaard” is given.  It was actually a part of the Pathology class in the Small Animals  Module in Vienna, but I thought blending wildlife into small animal practice won’t do any harm. For the ovarian cysts there is the typical example of guinea pigs, but concerning cystic conditions of the uterus the dog is probably the best documented species. The full paper and poster on the two nutrias will soon follow!

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Giant Panda

Some of the particularities of a very special species. It was ment as a presentation for the Pathology class in the Conservation Medicine Module.

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This is one of the presentations I prepared for Prof. Schwarzenberger’s course “Conservation Genetics”. It basically summarizes some of the reference papers on a certain topic. In this case: molecular identification techniques, problems and advantages in marine mammals, and specifically Minke whales.

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After visiting the Biomedical Primate Research Centre (BPRC), Europe’s largest primate research centre, I chose primate husbandry as topic for a short presentation during the Conservation Module lectures.

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You can download the documents by simply clicking on its name .

Presentations (pdf format):

Dr. Attillio Rocci- Basics in Small Animals and Exotics Anesthesia and Analgesia

Prof. Chris Walzer- Wildlife Chemical Capture and Anesthesia 1

Wildlife Chemical Capture and Anesthesia 2

Capture and Anesthesia in the Wild- Field Procedure

Dr. Norin Chai- Bird Endoscopy

Bird Medicine

Overview of Reptile Medicine

Introduction to Amphibian Medicine

Conservation Medicine

Dr. Francesco Turci – Fish Breeding and Pathology in Developing Countries

Posters material:

Dr. Codrut Visoiu-Incidenta bolilor parazitare in colectia de animale a AGZ Bucuresti

Dr. Cristian Belu –The Functional Morphology  of  Shoulder  and Elbow Joints in Ostrich

Dr. Vasilica Savu –Study regarding enterococci involvement in animal pathology

Dr. Popovici- Aspecte Morfopatologice la o Leoaica cu Carcinomatoza




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When we think of conservation we automatically think of far away, exotic species standing on the brink of extinction, expecting our intervention. But we often forget to look in our own back yard. Even if Europe is nowadays a highly agglomerate, industrial, “developed” world, that has nothing to do with the remote or exotic flair of the Amazonian jungle or the wide African savannas, there are still patches of wilderness closer to us than we might expect.

The habitat of Europe’s iconic species was reduced over time to such an extent, that some of the countries completely excluded form their lives the simple idea of having wild animals among their settlements. The socio-economic landscape of Europe has been modified in the last two centuries so profoundly, that, for example, in Austria and Germany the people’s fear of being attacked on the ski slopes rejected any programs of reintroduction of the brown bear, or any other big carnivore whatsoever.Picture 058 Continue Reading »

Young female brown bear (Ursus arctos) , age approx 9-10 months was rescued from a touristic mountain area and arrived at the Orphan Bear Rehabilitation Center  from Harghita. The rescue party saw a laceration with purulent discharge on one of the thoracic limbs. They immediately consider to put a bandage with a medicinal plant estract (Euphorbia silvestris) and call for the assistance of a vet.IMG_4880

At the vet’s arrival, the bandage was  already ripped off by the bear and the laceration was easily seen.  Because of the aggressive nature of the cub and the stressful intervention, it was considered to  put the animal under anesthesia, and a proper inspection to be taken. Continue Reading »