Diseases of Domestic Guinnea Pigs

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The number of Guinea Pigs (Cavies) being kept, both on the large scale by breeders, and on the small scale by the pet owner has significantly increased over recent years. At present there is, however, no single source of information on this species for the veterinary practitioner. This new edition to the LVP Series is written in accessible note form and considers the clinical signs of disease, disease treatment and prevention. Successive chapters discuss the reproductive, digestive, respiratory, musculoskeletal ...
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Overview

The number of Guinea Pigs (Cavies) being kept, both on the large scale by breeders, and on the small scale by the pet owner has significantly increased over recent years. At present there is, however, no single source of information on this species for the veterinary practitioner. This new edition to the LVP Series is written in accessible note form and considers the clinical signs of disease, disease treatment and prevention. Successive chapters discuss the reproductive, digestive, respiratory, musculoskeletal and urinary systems, the skin, head and neck, nervous system, and husbandry. A single chapter devoted to treatment lists all the treatments discussed in earlier chapters for easy reference, each cross referenced to its original entry, and describing dose rates, method of administration, and contraindications. An appendix provides important information on physiological data
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780632033010
  • Publisher: Wiley, John & Sons, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 1/1/1996
  • Series: Library of Veterinary Practice
  • Edition description: Reprint
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 144
  • Product dimensions: 5.48 (w) x 8.48 (h) x 0.43 (d)

Table of Contents

Preface
1 The Skin 1
1.1 Specific skin conditions 1
2 The Reproductive System 15
2.1 Anatomy 15
2.2 Reproductive physiology 17
2.3 Pregnancy 19
2.4 Infertility 34
3 The Urinary System 39
3.1 Anatomy 39
3.2 Physiology 40
3.3 Symptoms of urinary tract disorders 40
4 The Respiratory System 45
4.1 Anatomy and physiology 45
4.2 Symptoms of respiratory disorders 45
4.3 Respiratory infections 46
5 The Digestive System 49
5.1 Anatomy 49
5.2 Physiology 50
6 The Musculoskeletal System 61
7 The Head and Neck 68
7.1 The eye 68
7.2 The ear 72
7.3 The mouth 74
7.4 The neck 78
8 Behaviour and the Central Nervous System 81
9 Husbandry 84
9.1 Housing 84
9.2 Nutrition 86
10 Anaesthetics and Surgical Preparations 97
10.1 Inhalational anaesthetics 98
10.2 Injectable anaesthetics 99
11 Treatments 103
11.1 Antibiotics 105
11.2 Probiotics 108
11.3 Fluid therapy 109
11.4 Antifungal agents 109
11.5 Anti-diarrhoeal preparations 110
11.6 Topical preparations 111
11.7 Eye preparations 112
11.8 Ectoparasitic preparations 113
11.9 Endoparasitic preparations 115
11.10 Miscellaneous treatments 116
11.11 Vitamin preparations 118
11.12 Cleansing solutions 119
12 Zoonotic Aspects 121
Appendix: Miscellaneous Physiological Data 123
Further Reading 125
Index 126
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