2022 OAVT Conference - Exotic Animal Emergencies, Part 1: Phone Triage

2022 OAVT Conference - Exotic Animal Emergencies, Part 1: Phone Triage

Continuing to learn after achieving RVT status is essential for the individual and the advancement of the profession. RVTs can earn one (1) Continuing Education (CE) credit by reading the CE articles in the RVT Journal, or watching recorded sessions of OAVT presentations, and submitting the successfully completed corresponding quizzes.

If you obtain a score of 8 out of 10 (80%) or higher, you will receive a confirmation email which OAVT members can use as acceptable proof for their online CE record.

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1. Which of these conditions would be considered in the highest level of triage category, e.g. requiring urgent to immediate care, in a Bearded Dragon lizard (Pogona vitticeps)? *
2. “Masking phenomenon” in exotic pets is defined as: *
3. Hyporexia, anorexia, and dysrexia are threatening to hindgut fermenting herbivores because of their digestive anatomy and physiology. Which of these statements is FALSE? *
4. A client calls for advice on her Yellow-fronted Amazon parrot (Amazona ochrocephala, 45-year-old, male) who has broken a blood feather. She arrived at home to find a moderate amount of blood splatter in the bird’s cage. The bird seems sleepy, and there is a slow drip of blood coming from the bird's wing. Which of these statements describes the most appropriate action to recommend for this patient? *
5. Caecotrophs: *
6. A client calls for advice on their Ball Python snake (Python regius, 12-year-old, female). The snake is often found with the cranial ¼ to ⅓ of her body positioned vertically against the side of the terrarium, and she is breathing with her mouth open. The owner describes a bubbly, clear discharge visible in the mouth, and a gurgling sound accompanying each breath. Which of the following statements is applicable for advice to give to this client? *
7. Hamsters (family Cricetidae) may enter a prolonged state of torpor, called hibernation, under which environmental conditions? *
8. Hypocalcemia in reptiles: *
9. Which of these statements regarding birds is TRUE? *
10. A client calls, concerned about their Domestic Ferret (Mustela putorious furo, 5-year-old, castrated male), who has been sluggish and increasingly lethargic for the past few hours, despite the owner’s stimulation. Which of the following statements is applicable for advice to give to this client? *