Information dedicated to species commonly kept as pets – including hamsters and chinchillas.
Benjamin Witcomb explains the basic needs of these popular pets and the VN’s role in supporting owners in caring for them.
Abigail Edis looks at the development, diagnosis and treatment of this issue in rabbits, guinea pigs and chinchillas, as well as the need for owner education on appropriate foods and spotting the clinical signs…
From the Vet Times archives – Elisabetta Mancinelli explores research that has come off the back of increasing awareness of this species.
Elisabetta Mancinelli describes methods and locations to obtain blood, and volumes considered safe to withdraw in these patients.
April Louise Murphy discusses the care of these popular pets, including housing, nutrition and common ailments.
Sonya Miles discusses a common presentation in these animals by using a case study – detailing surgery, recovery and outcome.
Sonya Miles looks at methods of assessing and managing these symptoms in exotic species.
Kate Forshaw and Livia Benato outline the perioperative and nutritional management required by these animals, with a focus on ferrets and skunks.
Elisabetta Mancinelli discusses the important topic of effective use of analgesics in small mammals.
Elisabetta Mancinelli presents the third part of a her series on spontaneous mammary tumours, this time focusing on hamsters and hedgehogs.
Rodent medicine has developed greatly in recent years and, as Livia Benato explains, many treatments and diagnostic tests can now be offered for these interesting animals.
The second of a two-part Exotic Encounters article by Elisabetta Mancinelli focuses on rats, looking at the latest findings in the species.
Elisabetta Mancinelli discusses one of the most important diseases among females of all species, including humans, in a three-part series.
Elisabetta Mancinelli reports on species that have been increasingly studied in the past decade.
Sonya Miles describes the case of an adult Syrian hamster that presented with anorexia, alopecia and extreme skin scaling.
Elisabetta Mancinelli looks at diagnostic testing in a commonly kept species in the latest Exotic Encounters spot.
Marie Kubiak discusses caring for some uncommon members of the squirrel family kept as pets in the UK, including Siberian chipmunks and Richardson’s ground squirrels.
Lesa Thompson outlines some of the primary needs regarding exotic rodents commonly kept as pets, along with prevalent conditions they may present with in vet practices.
Nicola Ackerman reviews general management advice that can be shared with owners of rabbits and small furries to help sustain pet well-being.
Lynne Kerrigan highlights the importance of providing rabbits and rodents commonly kept as pets with the correct, nutritionally balanced diet.