Subject: Re: Finding a vet for your soon-to-be glider
Posted by Jane on September 11, 1999 at 12:39:17 from

In Reply to: Finding a vet for your soon-to-be glider posted by Betsycc on September 10, 1999 at 23:22:58:

: If there is a Zoo nearby contact them and ask who their exotic vet is or who they recommend.
: Even if you cannot find a glider vet close by - you can usually find one nearby that will be willing to help in an emergency.

: Btw- I have heard a rumor that V.I.N. is charging vets now to use their services. For those of you unfamiliar it stands for Veternary Internet Network, anywho. The neutering info on V.I.N. is outdated and incorrect!
: If you have a vet who says they read how to do it on V.I.N. you need to ask specifics.

I have had two gliders neutered by the opening procedure and there were NO side effects at all and the gliders were very happy 24 hrs after surgery. My vet may just ne a better vet than some but it is not automatically the wrong way to do it if you have a well trained in surgery vet. But I am in a region that prides itself on being on the cutting edge of both medical and vetinary sciebce (well actually just science).
: A male gliders pompom can be removed easily without much trama by a vet who knows the correct proceedure. If the pompom is openned and the testicles are removed, the operation become much more complicated and so can the negative aspects.
: J.F.Y.I.

: Betsy

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