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August 30, 2012

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Long hair rabbit breeds are particularly susceptible to heat-related illness. Shown here, a lionhead rabbit. Image by C. Kennington.

Need tips for managing the "Dog Days" of summer in exotics?

LafeberVet's NEW Presenting Problem article: Heatstroke in Exotic Companion Mammals reviews how to recognize and manage heatstroke in small mammals.*

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Dr. Kenneth Drobatz

Dr. Kenneth Drobatz is a Diplomate of the American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine and the American College of Veterinary Emergency and Critical Care. Dr. Drobatz has served as the director of the Emergency Service at the Matthew J. Ryan Veterinary Hospital at the University of Pennsylvania since 1991, and he has been Chief of the Section of Critical Care since 2006.

Dr. Rose Ann Fiskett is certified as a Diplomate of the American Board of Veterinary Practitioners in both Exotic Companion Mammal practice and Avian practice. Dr. Fiskett is a graduate of the University of Pennsylvania School of Veterinary Medicine and a long-standing member of both the Association of Avian Veterinarians and the Mid-Atlantic State Association of Avian Veterinarians.

*Note: There will be open access to this new article for a limited time.

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