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Post by Usha77 on Mon Dec 21, 2009 12:17 pm

It has recently come to our attention that a lot of people are unaware of what the SUGAR Group is all about. I hope the following can clear some of that up.

The SUgar Glider Advanced Research Group is a registered non-profit organization dedicated to the study and research of all matters concerning sugar glider anatomy, physiology, husbandry and relationships. We are a group of dedicated volunteers and consultants from both the online sugar glider community and from outside of this community.

Our current and ongoing projects include:
* The collection of data through necropsy reports, lab reports, x-ray reports and histopathology reports.
* The collection of data through the use of our veterinary wellness check forms & injured/ill glider forms.
* The disbursement and collection of surveys pertaining to illness, injuries, standards of practice, medication use, breeding and breeding gliders, seizures, anal glad impaction, facial abscess, necropsy results, rescue practices/census, enrichment, average glider statistics, broken bones, the use of the antibiotic Convenia and the use of laser therapy treatments.
* The creation and disbursement of educational materials targeted toward veterinarians, veterinary practices & owners involved in rehabilitation of an injury or illness.
* Collaboration with a couple of vets to write articles for publication in professional journals
* The NECROPSY EFFORT, which provides partial re-imbursement to owners who have a necropsy and/or histopathology conducted on their deceased glider.
* Consultation and collaboration with individuals responsible for the organization of exotic veterinary conferences across the nation

We continue to develop new surveys, new data collection methods, new contacts in the veterinary world, and new projects which will benefit glider owners and gliders across the world.

The SUGAR Group's mission is to improve the care and treatment of sugar gliders nationwide by compiling and analyzing data and statistics regarding sugar glider life, care, treatment & death and utilizing that analysis to facilitate the development of improved treatment techniques, care advice, diet, medications and veterinary/rehabilitation care

www.thesugargroup.org

One of the most important things that we work on, is compiling data about sugar gliders in order to learn more about their health, anatomy, behaviors, etc... We can't do that without your help. Please email sugargroupsurveys@hotmail.com with "Survey Request" in the subject line. Thank you all so much for your participation and help.

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Re: What is The SUGAR Group?

Post by Usha77 on Mon Dec 28, 2009 11:18 am

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Post by Usha77 on Mon Jan 04, 2010 6:49 pm

Please join us on facebook - search for SUGAR Group!

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Post by Usha77 on Mon Jan 11, 2010 1:31 pm

*bump*

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Post by Usha77 on Mon Jan 18, 2010 4:27 pm

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Post by Usha77 on Mon Jan 25, 2010 12:11 pm

One of the most important things that we work on, is compiling data about sugar gliders in order to learn more about their health, anatomy, behaviors, etc... We can't do that without your help. Please email sugargroupsurveys@hotmail.com with "Survey Request" in the subject line. Thank you all so much for your participation and help.

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Post by Usha77 on Mon Feb 01, 2010 6:18 pm

Very Happy

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Post by Usha77 on Mon Feb 08, 2010 9:06 pm

*bump*

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Post by Usha77 on Mon Feb 15, 2010 6:06 pm

Don't forget to request your surveys and get them in! Every little bit of information helps!

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Post by Usha77 on Mon Mar 01, 2010 11:34 pm

Would like to thank everyone who supported our 1st annual RRRoundup and filled out surveys on the spot! There were a lot of you. Thank you so much! Anyone else who would like to help us out, please email sugargroupsurveys@hotmail.com with "Survey Request" in the subject line.

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Post by Usha77 on Tue Mar 09, 2010 9:00 pm

*bumping* jump

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Post by Usha77 on Thu Mar 18, 2010 7:16 pm

The following is a list of surveys we have currently available:

* General survey (for everyone)
* Breeders and Breeding Gliders
* Allergies & Intolerances (for everyone)
* Neuter (for anyone that has ever had one)
* Facial abscesses (for anyone that has experienced one)
* Necropsy (for anyone that has experienced one)
* Vet trends (for everyone)
* Medication trends (for everyone)
* 2009 census (for everyone)
* Rescue census (for rescue homes only)

If you would like to help us out, please email sugargroupsurveys@hotmail.com with "Survey Request" in the subject line and ask for the surveys you feel you can contribute to. Thank you so much for your assistance & your gliders thank you, too!!

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Post by Usha77 on Fri Mar 26, 2010 2:02 pm

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Post by Usha77 on Thu Apr 08, 2010 9:17 pm

Have you ever wondered just how many gliders really SM? Or what percentage undergo amputations each year? Or maybe you wondered how often the average owner experiences an emergency surgery (just how prepared do you need to be anyway?). When talking to your vet, have you ever wished you could say, "well _________ is actually more common than we think?" Or "100's of gliders survive this procedure each year." ????

Well, these questions and more are some that the SUGAR group seeks to answer with our yearly incidence and census survey.

The 2009 Incidence and Census survey only takes a few moments to complete, but provides us with a great deal of valuable information for our research.

If you have not already done so, PLEASE complete your 2009 survey by sending a survey request to sugargroupsurveys@hotmail.com

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Post by Usha77 on Wed Apr 28, 2010 6:07 pm

The SUGAR Group's seizure study is recently updated to further our research and data collection. If you have participated before in the seizure log, then you will notice that the biggest change is that the data sheet is now completed and returned each time the glider has a seizure episode (rather than quarterly).

If you have a glider who experiences seizures, please be sure to request, complete and return the SUGAR Group's seizure study form each time the glider has a seizure. You can request the form by emailing sugargroupsurveys@hotmail.com

Once the study form is sent to you, hang on to it for use each time your glider has a seizure. We need 150 completed forms to begin to draw conclusions and see patterns.

Thank You!

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