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Tagged: Veterinary Medicine

KEEPING THE ZOO HEALTHY: VETERINARY CARE

 

Our goal at the John Ball Zoo is to provide the best care possible for all of our over 2,000 animals. This care relies on the hard work of many people. Our keepers are at the center of that care. They provide nutritious meals, clean exhibits, and many forms of training and enrichment. They are also an extremely important part of the veterinary medical care for the animals here at the zoo.

SIMPLY FECALS

Fecals…the wonderful world of poop!

By Heather Teater, Veterinary Technician (The poop princess)

 

 

Some people may look at this title and think…YUCK!!  In all actuality, poop can tell us so many different things about the health of an animal.  Here are some things that the veterinary and keeper staff consider when looking at a fecal sample.

KEEPING THE ZOO ANIMALS HEALTHY: THE WHITE COAT EFFECT

“The White Coat Effect”

Does your cat disappear the moment the cat carrier makes an appearance in the house? Does the very idea of a trip to the dentist make you nervous? There is just something about going to the doctor that makes some animals (and people) very nervous.