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PostSubject: Group project - FAQ   Wed May 12, 2010 8:53 pm

In the coming months, we will be compiling and posting an FAQ for each of our medical sections. The dream/goal is to create a thread that someone can come and read when they are experiencing an issue with a glider to get some answers to questions that they have and be comforted by knowing they are not the only ones with those questions.

We are going to do this a few sections at a time. We are asking that you all post your questions here. Then, we will compile some answers, remove this post, and replace it with an FAQ sticky.

So, lay your questions about AMPUTATION on us! We want to hear them. No question is a stupid question. Remember, if you wonder it, chances are someone else does too.

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PostSubject: Re: Group project - FAQ   Wed May 12, 2010 9:07 pm

Can a sugar glider still be active if they are missing a limb?

What adjustments should be made in the cage to accommodate them?

I read that if a tail has dead tissue, it will eventually fall off on its own. Is this true?

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PostSubject: Re: Group project - FAQ   Wed May 12, 2010 9:28 pm

How can you tell the difference in Necrosopic tissue and just possibly skin pigmentation from darker fur, After an amputation takes place?
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PostSubject: Re: Group project - FAQ   Wed May 12, 2010 9:30 pm

When should you decide to amputate the limb versus trying to save it?
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PostSubject: Re: Group project - FAQ   Wed May 12, 2010 9:36 pm

Is an e-collar required after an amputation?
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PostSubject: Re: Group project - FAQ   Sat Aug 06, 2011 2:08 pm

While on the way/waiting for the vet, what should you do if there is exposed bone prodruding from a tail or other injury/amputation?

How much can the glider feel with a bone exposed? What risks (SM, bone infection exc) are there with this type of injury and what precautions can I take to prevent them?

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PostSubject: Re: Group project - FAQ   Sat Aug 06, 2011 2:32 pm

Can gliders still glide after losing their tail?
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PostSubject: Re: Group project - FAQ   Sat Aug 06, 2011 8:05 pm

When amputating a limb can you just amputate just the injured part or should you take the entire limb up to the shoulder or hip?

If leaving a partial limb do they drag it and cause sores and how do you treat the continued sores if this happens?
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