By Anna Meredith, Sharon Redrobe
The British Small Animal Veterinary organization (BSAVA) handbook of unique Pets has been a attempted and relied on good friend through the years. There at the moment are many extra non conventional pets and either vendors and veterinary surgeons have greater expectancies of medical deal with those species. it's in contrast heritage that this new version is released. All chapters were thoroughly revised and up to date through 30 overseas experts.
The BSAVA guide of unique Pets, 4th version covers a longer species variety, together with the degu and sugar glider. It additionally has elevated chapters the place details is now in larger call for, corresponding to for the chinchilla. extra chapters staff jointly scientific anatomy and radiography of the main teams.
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Rats and mice Lice and fleas: These can occur on rats and mice but are unlikely to be encountered. Fungal diseases Dermatophytosis occurs rarely in rats and mice, but Microsporum and Trichophyton species can cause alopecia, scaling and sometimes mild pruritus. Diagnosis is by Wood's lamp examination, microscopic hair examination and fungal culture. Treatment for individuals consists of enilconazole wash twice weekly until two cultures are negative; for groups, enilconazole spray can be made up and used to treat the environment twice weekly for 20 weeks.
Note that streptomyci n and procaine penic illi n are toxic to rats and mice. Rats and mice References and further reading Altman NH and Goodman DG (1979) Neoplastic diseases. In: The Laboratory Rat, Volume One, Biology and Diseases, ed . , pp. 333-376. ACLAM Medicine Series, Academic Press, New York Curl JL, Curl JS and Harrison JK (1988) Pharmacokinetics of long acting oxytetracycline in the laboratory rat. Laboratory Animal Science 38, 430 Donnelly TM (1997) Disease problems of small rodents.
Several species of hamster are kept as pets or for research purposes. 1) originates from hamsters bred in 1930 at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem . Syrian hamsters are indigenous to northwest Syria. They are also referred to as 'golden hamsters ,' as this was the original coat colour. g. grey, black and cinnamon) as well as different coat types (short-haired , long-haired or Rex). Syrian hamsters are the most common pet hamsters. They are nocturnal solitary animals and will hibernate if room temperatures remain below 10°C.