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By Ron E. Banks, Julie M. Sharp, Sonia D. Doss, Deborah A. Vanderford

ISBN-10: 0813810221

ISBN-13: 9780813810225

Unique Small Mammal Care and Husbandry is a realistic reference for assessing, dealing with, and treating small unique animals within the veterinary hospital. overlaying universal species reminiscent of mice, hamsters, rabbits, and ferrets, the ebook makes a speciality of nursing care, giving veterinary employees the data they should paintings with those less-common sufferers. With details on easy anatomy, preventative care, and customary illnesses, unique Small Mammal Care and Husbandry offers a radical grounding within the basics of taking care of small unique mammals and speaking with owners. 

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Pet monkeys have exhibited hepatic necrosis and interstitial nephritis. Abortion and persistent renal infections have also been reported in some animals. Generally speaking, host-adapted strains produce mild illness in the host animals, with nonadapted strains causing more severe disease in the new species. Disease in humans: The disease in humans ranges from inapparent infection to severe infection and including death. There is generally a biphasic illness that consists of weakness, headache, myalgia, malaise, chills, and fever, followed by leukocytosis, painful orchitis (testes not usually enlarged), conjunctival effusion, and rash.

A chronic draining purulent skin lesion should be suspect. Incubation period in a host can be 6 months to 3 years, making identification of the source of transmission extremely difficult. Disease in humans: Clinical disease is not common in humans, but subclinical disease in endemic areas (based on serology) is common. There is a high case fatality rate (80%) for people who do develop clinical signs of multiple abscesses or draining fistulas. Diagnosis: This disease is diagnosed by culture and isolation from lesions.

Nematode b. Cestode BACTERIAL DISEASES Systemic infections Brucellosis Agent: Brucellosis is caused by the following organisms: Brucella Brucella Brucella Brucella abortus—cattle, sheep canis—dogs melitensis—sheep, goats suis—swine Reservoir and incidence: Of the preceding species, we will only casually recognize the significance of the agricultural impact of B. abortus. Instead we will focus our attention on B. canis, once considered the most likely zoonotic agent, due to extensive numbers of roaming animals.

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