Parasites of small pet rodents: Not just itchy skin and itchy bottoms?
Article first published online: 6 NOV 2012
© 2012 Blackwell Publishing Ltd
Volume 17, Issue 9, pages 43–46, November/December 2012
How to Cite
Wright, I. (2012), Parasites of small pet rodents: Not just itchy skin and itchy bottoms?. Companion Animal, 17: 43–46. doi: 10.1111/j.2044-3862.2012.00256.x
- Issue published online: 6 NOV 2012
- Article first published online: 6 NOV 2012
Small rodents have followed guinea pigs and chinchillas in gaining popularity as pets in recent years. As a result, an understanding of basic rat, mouse, hamster and gerbil medicine has become increasingly important to companion-animal veterinary surgeons as well as to laboratory and specialist vets. This article discusses the parasites of these pets and the diseases they cause as well as their diagnosis, treatment and control.