Diseases of Small Domestic Rodents, Second Edition by V.C.G. Richardson(auth.)

By V.C.G. Richardson(auth.)

Now not goodbye in the past, hamsters, gerbils and mice have been the single rodents saved as pets. Now the range of rodents and the expanding acclaim for those small creatures stored as pets has grown significantly. because the final variation of Diseases of Small household Rodents, extra rodents were extra to this e-book and develop into favourites between puppy proprietors – the degu and the jird.

As good as new chapters on jirds and degus, this publication has been absolutely revised and up to date to mirror present advancements within the therapy and data of illnesses in small rodents. With particular sections on anaesthesia and particular info on drugs, Diseases of Small DomesticRodents is the definitive reference booklet for college students, breeders and practitioners alike.Content:
Chapter 1 Husbandry and meals (pages 3–7):
Chapter 2 structures and illnesses (pages 8–44):
Chapter three Anaesthesia and drugs (pages 45–54):
Chapter four Husbandry and foodstuff (pages 57–59):
Chapter five platforms and ailments (pages 60–67):
Chapter 6 Anaesthesia and drugs (pages 68–74):
Chapter 7 Husbandry and food (pages 77–79):
Chapter eight platforms and ailments (pages 80–86):
Chapter nine Anaesthesia and drugs (pages 87–90):
Chapter 10 Husbandry and food (pages 93–96):
Chapter eleven platforms and illnesses (pages 97–114):
Chapter 12 Anaesthesia and drugs (pages 115–122):
Chapter thirteen Husbandry and meals (pages 125–126):
Chapter 14 platforms and ailments (pages 127–131):
Chapter 15 Husbandry and foodstuff (pages 135–140):
Chapter sixteen structures and ailments (pages 141–167):
Chapter 17 Anaesthesia and medicines (pages 168–176):
Chapter 18 Husbandry and food (pages 179–182):
Chapter 19 structures and illnesses (pages 183–202):
Chapter 20 Anaesthesia and drugs (pages 203–210):
Chapter 21 Husbandry and nutrients (pages 213–216):
Chapter 22 structures and illnesses (pages 217–238):
Chapter 23 Anaesthesia and medicines (pages 239–245):
Chapter 24 Zoonotic elements (pages 246–250):

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For these reasons it is a sensible precaution to offer the sand bath in the coolest part of the day during summer. Clinical signs: In the initial stages the chinchilla will be restless and polydipsic. As it becomes further affected it will lie on its side and become dyspnoeic, mouth breathing becoming evident. The lungs become congested, and haemorrhagic frothy fluid may appear at the mouth and nostrils. Treatment: Affected animals must be handled very carefully to avoid further stress. The individual should be cooled slowly by immersion in lukewarm water and placed in a cool, well ventilated area.

The orphans can be fed on evaporated milk diluted 1:1 with boiled water, and fed through an eye dropper. The baby should be held in an upright position so that it can swallow easily. Care must be taken not to force milk into the mouth because this may cause a fatal inhalation pneumonia. If the young get bloated on this mixture it must be made more dilute (30% evaporated milk, 60% boiled water and 10% glucose). Initially the young will need to be fed every 2 hours. If no adult is available to clean the young, after feeding the orphan must be massaged over the lower abdomen and genitals with warm, damp cotton wool to 24 Chinchillas stimulate it to urinate and defaecate.

A respiratory stimulant such as etamiphylline (Tx 17. Millophyline) can be given by subcutaneous injection, and a short-acting corticosteroid (Tx 9) may also be useful. Cool water can be given by dropper in the later stages of recovery. 44 Chinchillas Anorexia The appetite can be stimulated by the administration of a probiotic (Tx 7) or with foods such as apples, raisins and prunes. These fruits are also a good source of B vitamins and trace minerals. Cardiac disease Heart murmurs are often heard in young chinchillas, although the incidence of heart disease is unknown.

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