UK veterinary practitioners are being asked for their help, advice andfeedback during the development of two new online resources that focus oninformation for non-traditional pet species.
The two trial websites are aimed at general practitioners or practice nurses who are unexpectedly presented with an unfamiliar species that requires immediate assistance. It is hoped that these two sites will help clinicians wishing to refer cases and those wishing manage the cases themselves.
www.wildandexotic.com is designed to offer basic and critical care information for non-traditional pet species, while sister site www.exoticformulary.com aims to give the busy practitioner or nurse access to safe and up to date information regarding medication of less commonly presented species.
All data from the sites will be accessible through the internet or via mobile phone applications.
Stuart McArthur, spokesman for Wildandexotic.com, told Vetsonline: “This will mean you don’t need to panic if you don’t have every textbook going and can treat effectively at branch practices. It is the start of a move away from vet books on paper and towards the phone app and the internet age.”
According to Mr McArthur, the two sites will remain in constant development over the next 12 months to create “long term resources that will be of real help to GP vets and practice nurses”.
Visit www.wildandexotic.com and www.exoticformulary.com to check out these new resources. The site producers welcome contributions and will add any suitable data provided by veterinarians and suitably qualified people.