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Guide to veterinary care and management of degus.

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Background: Degus, in comparison to other exotic mammals, are infrequently brought to veterinary practices. Even though they are not encountered often, it is important for veterinary practitioners to understand how to deal with this species, and advise owners of the best possible care. Aim of the article: This article aims to ensure that readers are comfortable with not only the ideal care of this species, but also how to perform an accurate clinical examination, diagnose and treat some of the most common issues in this species.