Kate A Gustavsen

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UNLABELLED OBJECTIVE :To determine the mydriatic effects of topical rocuronium bromide administration in Hispaniolan Amazon parrots (Amazona ventralis) and to identify any adverse effects associated with treatment. DESIGN Randomized crossover study. ANIMALS 8 healthy adult Hispaniolan Amazon parrots. PROCEDURES Rocuronium bromide (20 μL/eye; 10 mg/mL)(More)
OBJECTIVE To determine the pharmacokinetics of buprenorphine hydrochloride after IM and IV administration to American kestrels (Falco sparverius). ANIMALS 13 healthy 3-year-old captive-bred American kestrels. PROCEDURES Buprenorphine hydrochloride (0.6 mg/kg) was administered IM to all birds. Blood samples were collected at 9 times, ranging from 5(More)
Wounds in reptiles are a common reason for presentation to a veterinarian. At this time there is limited information on effective topical medications to aid in wound closure. The objectives of this study were to translate the splinted, full-thickness dermal wound model, validated in mice, to the bearded dragon (Pogona vitticeps) and to determine the effect(More)
OBJECTIVES To objectively and subjectively describe the normal spectrum of two-dimensional echocardiographic findings in the central bearded dragon (Pogona vitticeps). ANIMALS Sixteen central bearded dragons. METHODS Central bearded dragons were prospectively evaluated under manual restraint in right and left lateral recumbency to identify imaging(More)
OBJECTIVE To compare intraosseous pentobarbital treatment (IPT) and thoracic compression (TC) on time to circulatory arrest and an isoelectric electroencephalogram (EEG) in anesthetized passerine birds. ANIMALS 30 wild-caught adult birds (17 house sparrows [Passer domesticus] and 13 European starlings [Sturnus vulgaris]). PROCEDURES Birds were assigned to(More)
Hypercholesterolemia is common in psittacines, and Amazon parrots ( Amazona spp.) are particularly susceptible. Associations have been demonstrated between naturally occurring and experimentally induced hypercholesterolemia and atherosclerosis in psittacines. Daily exercise improves lipid metabolism in humans and other mammals, as well as pigeons and(More)
OBJECTIVE To investigate renal, gastrointestinal, and hemostatic effects associated with oral administration of multiple doses of meloxicam to healthy Hispaniolan Amazon parrots (Amazona ventralis). ANIMALS 12 Hispaniolan Amazon parrots. PROCEDURES Birds were assigned to receive meloxicam oral suspension (1.6 mg/kg, PO, q 12 h) and 2.5 mL of tap water(More)
OBJECTIVES To describe characteristics of echocardiography and cranial coelomic radiography in a cohort of iguanas. ANIMALS Twenty apparently healthy adult green iguanas (Iguana iguana) from a reptile sanctuary. METHODS Physical examination, radiography, two-dimensional and color Doppler echocardiography were performed to assess cardiac structures and(More)
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