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PostSubject: What is The SUGAR Group?   December 21st 2009, 15:28

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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PostSubject: Re: What is The SUGAR Group?   December 28th 2009, 14:24

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PostSubject: Re: What is The SUGAR Group?   January 4th 2010, 21:58

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PostSubject: Re: What is The SUGAR Group?   January 11th 2010, 16:31

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PostSubject: Re: What is The SUGAR Group?   January 18th 2010, 19:29

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PostSubject: Re: What is The SUGAR Group?   January 25th 2010, 15:19

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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PostSubject: Re: What is The SUGAR Group?   February 1st 2010, 21:20

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PostSubject: Re: What is The SUGAR Group?   February 9th 2010, 00:08

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PostSubject: Re: What is The SUGAR Group?   February 15th 2010, 21:08

Don't forget to request your surveys and get them in! Every little bit of information helps!
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PostSubject: Re: What is The SUGAR Group?   March 2nd 2010, 02:35

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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PostSubject: Re: What is The SUGAR Group?   March 10th 2010, 00:02

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PostSubject: Re: What is The SUGAR Group?   March 18th 2010, 21:22

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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PostSubject: Re: What is The SUGAR Group?   March 26th 2010, 16:03

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