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Tagged: Zoo Animal Care

VETERINARY CARE: ANNUAL EXAMS

Keeping your Zoo Healthy  

Veterinary Care at the John Ball Zoo   “Preventive Care ~ Annual Exams”

 

Whether you are taking your kids to the pediatrician, your dog or cat to your family veterinarian, or going to your personal doctor, one of the most important means of staying healthy is regular visits to your doctor for a physical exam. 

A Very Special Trip to the Dentist

A Very Special Trip to the Dentist

Even though the zoo has closed for the season, the animal care staff are still very busy caring for all of the zoo residents. In the veterinary department, the last few weeks have been a flurry of activity with a number of routine examinations and procedures to get done. 

Spoon full of sugar? How zoo animals take their medicine!

Mary Poppins sang about how a spoon full of sugar helped the medicine go down, but Mary Poppins never worked at a zoo! Just like people and pets, taking medication is sometimes a challenge for the animals at the zoo and finding the best way to give medication can be an even bigger challenge for zoo veterinarians and zoo keepers.