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Veterinary care of guinea pigs. Part 1: husbandry, stabilisation and diagnostics

Edis, A; Pellett, A

Authors

A Edis

A Pellett



Abstract

Guinea pigs (Cavea porcellus) are popular pets within the UK. Owner expectations regarding advice and treatment for this species is increasing, and they may be presented to the veterinary clinic both for routine health checks and for treatment of illnesses. Husbandry should be based on their natural history, including their social requirements, temperature requirements, and grass or hay-based diet. Being prey species, they often hide signs of illness, so may present relatively late in a disease process. Early and aggressive supportive care is therefore essential.

Citation

Edis, A., & Pellett, A. (2018). Veterinary care of guinea pigs. Part 1: husbandry, stabilisation and diagnostics. Companion Animal, 23(11), https://doi.org/10.12968/coan.2018.23.11.649

Journal Article Type Article
Acceptance Date Oct 1, 2018
Publication Date Nov 2, 2018
Deposit Date Nov 13, 2018
Journal Companion Animal
Publisher Wiley
Volume 23
Issue 11
DOI https://doi.org/10.12968/coan.2018.23.11.649
Public URL https://rvc-repository.worktribe.com/output/1385297



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