Select Publications

Following are publications written by Dr. Hess.

Print publications – national:

Healthy Pet Magazine, 2012. Stewart, P; Hess, L. Guinea pigs.

Birds USA Magazine, annual edition, 2012: Hess, L. A look at health.

Bird Talk Magazine, May 2012. Hess, L. Buy now? Top 10 reasons why you need a new bird cage.

Scholastic Parent and Child Magazine, April 2012. Brody, S; Hess, L (consultant). Is your family ready for a bird?  

Birds USA Magazine, annual edition, 2007. Hess, L. What to expect from your vet.

Print publications – regional / local:

Charlotte County Florida Weekly, June, 2011. Hess, L. Preventing problems: fun ferrets need owners who keep them out of trouble.

Fort Myers Florida Weekly, May, 2011.Hess, L. Take wing: parrots can be perfect…or a problem.

Rockland Magazine, June 2008. Hess, L. Exotic pet vet: rabbit riddle.

Rockland Magazine, April 2008. Hess, L.  Iguana intervention.

In-Town Magazine Westchester, April 2008. Hess, L. Rabbit rescue.

In-Town Magazine Westchester, April 2008. Hess, L. Parrot Panic.

Digital publications:

BirdChannel.com, June 27, 2013. Hess, L. New Veterinary Perspectives on PDD.  http://www.birdchannel.com/bird-news/2013/06/26/proventricular-dilation-disease-laurie-hess.aspx

Bedford-Katonah Patch, Jan 24, 2012. Hess, L. Exotic Pet Owners Still Seeking Care for Pets in Economic Downturn>http://bedford.patch.com/announcements/exotic-pet-owners-still-seeking-care-for-pet-owners-in-economic-downturn

Smallanimalchannel.com, Nov 15, 2008. Pham, A; Hess, L (consultant).Cancer in small animals. http://www.smallanimalchannel.com/media/critter-exclusives/cancer-in-small-animals.aspx.pdf

Smallanimalchannel.com, March 31, 2008. Cordia, J; Hess, L (consultant). Gerbil grooming. http://www.smallanimalchannel.com/media/gerbils/gerbil-health/gerbil-grooming.aspx.pdf

Blogs in print:

*These blogs appear on www.PetHealthNetwork.com, a leading consumer website providing answers from veterinarians about pet’s health, behavior, and care to which Dr. Hess contributes regularly. This website receives 2,000-3,000 visits per day.

*”May is national allergy month: alternative pets for allergic owners,” Hess, L. May 2013.

*”It’s okay to lay but bad to bind: egg binding in birds and reptiles,” Hess, L. May 2013.

*”Bunny care 101,” Hess, L. May 2013.

*”Rodents: more than just vermin,” Hess, L. April 2013.

*”Parrots, problems, and the power of the positive,” Hess, L. March 2013.

*”Global Pet Expo 2013: this years hottest bird and exotic pet products,” Hess, L. March 2013.

*”Slithery, scaly, shiny creatures – what are they? Reptiles, of course!” Hess, L. Feb 2013.

*”Reptiles, part 2,” Hess, L. Feb 2013.

*”January is National Adopt a Rescued Bird Month,” Hess, L. Jan 2013.

*”Exotics 101: picking your perfect pet,” Hess, L. Jan 2013.

*”Tips for keeping your exotic pet safe from household toxins,” Hess, L. Jan 2013.

*”The top 10 reasons it’s great to be an exotic pet,” Hess, L. Dec 2012.

*”Tips for keeping your exotic pet safe during cold weather,” Hess, L. Nov 2012.

*”Exotic pets and the cold,” Hess, L. Nov 2012.

*”Why chose an exotic pet, anyway?” Hess, L. Oct 2012.

**These blogs were posted in 2011 on www.petconnection.com, one of the world’s most popular consumer pet websites that got approximately  50,000 visitors/month  but that was sold to another site in 2012 and now no longer exists

**“Five fun facts about exotic pets,” Hess, L.   Aug 26, 2011.

**”Multiple exotic pets: twice as nice or double trouble?” Hess, L. July 18, 2011

**”Foreign objects – they’re everywhere!” Hess, L. June27, 2011

*”Size doesn’t always matter,” Hess, L. May 5, 2011

**”Mad hatter,” Hess, L. April 13, 2011

**”The vets meet the doctors,” Hess, L. March 27, 2011

**”What kind of animal is that, anyway?” Hess, L. Feb 27, 2011

**”Bird bathing: mist, spray, or dunk?” Hess, L. Feb 23, 2011

**”Five facts to help keep your ferret disease-free,” Hess, L. Feb 20, 2011

**”Parrot: perfect purchase or problem pet?” Hess, L. Feb 9, 2011

**”Trimming flight feathers – don’t just wing it!” Hess, L. Feb 9, 2011

Select Academic Publications

Hess, L. “Diagnosis and treatment of an insulinoma in a guinea pig,” JAVMA, 2013.

Hess, L. “Treatment of diabetes mellitus in a ferret with glargine insulin,” JAVMA, 2012; 241(11):1490-1494 .

Hess, L; Tater, K. “Dermatologic diseases in rabbits.”  In: Quesenberry KE and Carpenter J (eds.):  Ferrets, Rabbits, and Rodents:  Clinical Medicine and Surgery, 3rd Ed. St. Louis, Elsevier, 2012, p232-244.

Hess, L; Schroeder, B. “Marketing: beyond the basics.” Proc Annual Conf Assoc Avian Vet, Seattle, WA, 2011:215-225.

Hess, L. “Making Exotic Pet Practice Work for You.” Proc Annual Conf Assoc Avian Vet, San Diego, CA, 2010:Master class.

Hess, L; Antinoff, N (eds.). “Nutrition and behavior of uncommon species.” Vet Clin North Am Exot Anim Pract. Philadelphia, WB Saunders, 2009;12(2).

Hess, L; Friedman, S. “A practical protocol for behavior change using applied behavior analysis.” Proc Annual Conf Assoc Avian Vet, Savannah, GA, 2008:11-17.

Hess, L. (ed.). “Clinicians quick reference guide to selected captive exotic species.” Exotic DVM Magazine, 2007;9(4).

Hess, L. (ed.). “Behavior.” J Exotic Pet Med, St. Louis, Elsevier, 2007;16(1).

Hess, L. “Clinical techniques in ferrets.” Proc  North Am Vet Conf, Orlando, FL, 2006;2:1722-1725.

Hess, L. “Clinical techniques in rabbits.” Proc  North Am Vet Conf, Orlando, FL, 2006;2:1719-1721.

Hess, L. “Adding small mammals to your practice.” Proc North Am Vet Conf, Orlando, FL, 2006;2:1726-1728.

Hess, L. “Compounding drugs for exotic species.” Proc North Am Vet Conf, Orlando, FL, 2006;2:1729-1730.

Hess, L. “Practical emergency and critical care of pet birds, ferrets, and rabbits.” Proc Northeast Vet Conf, Providence, RI, 2005.

Hess, L. “Ferret lymphoma: the old and the new.” Semin Avian Exot Pet Med, 2005;14(3):199-204.

Wyre, N; Hess, L. “Techniques for ferret thoracocentesis.” Semin Avian Exot Pet Med, 2005;14(1):22-25.

Pilny, A; Hess, L.” Prairie dog care and husbandry.” Vet Clin North Am Exot Anim Pract. Philadelphia, WB Saunders, 2004;7(2):269-282.

Pilny, A; Hess, L. “What is your diagnosis? Gastrointestinal stasis syndrome.” J Am Vet Med Assoc 2004;225(5):681-682.

Hess, L. “ Dermatologic diseases in rabbits.”  In: Quesenberry KE and Carpenter J (eds.):  Ferrets, Rabbits, and Rodents:  Clinical Medicine and Surgery, 2nd Ed. St. Louis, Elsevier, 2004, p.194-202.

Pilny, A; Hess, L.  “Ferrets — wound healing and therapy.”  Vet Clin North Am Exot Anim Pract.  Philadelphia, WB Saunders, 2004;7(1):105-121.

Hess, L. “Corticosteroid synthesis and metabolism in birds.”  Semin Avian Exot Pet Med, 2002;11(2):65-70.

Hess, L. “History taking and the exotic pet; Practical emergency /critical care of pet birds; Practical emergency/critical care of the pet rabbit; Practical emergency/critical care of the pet ferret.” Proceed Atlantic Coast Vet Conf, Atlantic City, NJ, 2002.

Hess, L; Mauldin, G; Rosenthal, K. “Estimated nutrient content of diets commonly fed to pet birds.”  Vet Record, 2002;150(13):399-404.

Hess, L. “Possible complications associated with topical corticosteroid use in birds.” Proceed Annual Conf Assoc Avian Vet, Orlando, FL, 2001:29-32.

Hess, L. “Obesity in pet birds.” Proc Annual Conf Assoc Avian Vet, Portland, OR, 2000:119-120.

Adamcak, A; Hess, L; Quesenberry, K. “Intestinal string foreign body in an adult umbrella cockatoo (Cacatua alba).”J Avian Med Surg 2000:14(4):257-263.

Hess, L; Morrisey, JK.” Insulinomas in ferrets; Gastrointestinal diseases in rabbits; Rabbit respiratory disease; Adrenal disease in the domestic ferret.” Proc Atlantic Coast Vet Conf, Atlantic City, NJ, 2000, p.

Hess, L. “Clostridium tertium infection in a Moluccan cockatoo (Cacatua moluccensis) with megacolon.”  J Avian Med Surg, 1998;12(1):30-35.

Hess, L. “Estimated nutrient content of commonly fed companion bird diets.” Proc Annual Conf Assoc Avian Vet, Reno, NV, 1997;229-232.