Develop your knowledge and understanding of anorexia in guinea pigs. This is a one-part course that can also be taken as part of the Nutrition course bundle.
This module looks at pathogenesis, diagnosis, treatment, prevention and outcomes of anorexia in guinea pigs, including:
- Cause – there are many causes including any condition that leads to pain or discomfort associated with feeding behaviour or stress, including surgery, and any disease condition associated with nausea, toxicity, gastrointestinal disturbance.
- Signs – lack of interest in eating, change in defecation, weight loss, dehydration, lethargy, signs of pain/reluctance to move, poor coat condition, dental disease, tachypnea if in pain, masses present (abscess, etc), abdominal distension/tympany.
- Diagnosis – history and clinical signs, physical and dental examination, imaging, bloodwork.
- Treatment – depends on underlying cause.
- Prognosis – depends on underlying cause, severity, and duration prior to presentation.
Support and Resources
This online module includes an e-Book with content from Vetstream's Vetlexicon Exotis (guinea pigs) followed by a quiz leading to a personalized certificate. Written by some of the world's leading veterinarians, ensuring accuracy and depth of content.
This course was written and peer reviewed by:
- Cathy Johnson-Delaney
- Molly Varga