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Recent studies have highlighted a high prevalence of dental disease in domestic guinea pigs, yet the aetiology of this multi-factorial disease is still unclear. Factors that have been associated with dental disease include feeding a diet that is high in energy but low in fibre, feeding an...

Author(s)
Norman, R.; Wills, A. P.
Publisher
MDPI AG, Basel, Switzerland
Citation
Animals, 2016, 6, 11, pp 73
Abstract

Guinea pigs are commonly kept as pet animals; however, information about particular disease prevalence is lacking. The objective of this article was to present disease prevalence in 1000 pet guinea pigs from private owners divided into three age groups: under two years; between two and five years;...

Author(s)
Minarikova, A.; Hauptman, K.; Jeklova, E.; Knotek, Z.; Jekl, V.
Publisher
BMJ Publishing Group, London, UK
Citation
Veterinary Record, 2015, 177, 8, pp 200
Abstract

Guinea pigs are frequently seen in general practice, presented both for routine health checks and for treatment of illnesses. Conditions frequently observed in guinea pigs include respiratory disease, gastrointestinal stasis and dental disease; cardiac disease is also seen. Anorexia must be treated ...

Author(s)
Edis, A.; Pellett, S.
Publisher
MA Healthcare Limited, London, UK
Citation
Companion Animal, 2018, 23, 12, pp 711-717
Abstract

A 6-year-old intact male guinea pig was referred with a 5-day history of reduced food intake and weight loss. Incisor teeth were clipped with nail clippers at another veterinary clinic 4 days earlier. Owing to a poor prognosis and the health status of the animal, the owner elected for euthanasia....

Author(s)
Minarikova, A.; Fictum, P.; Zikmund, T.; Jekl, V.
Publisher
Elsevier, New York, USA
Citation
Journal of Exotic Pet Medicine, 2016, 25, 2, pp 150-156
Abstract

Dental diseases are among the most important reasons for presenting guinea pigs (Cavia porcellus) and other rodents to veterinary clinics, but the aetiopathology of this disease complex is unclear. Clinicians tend to believe that the ever-growing teeth of rabbits and rodents have a constant growth...

Author(s)
Müller, J.; Clauss, M.; Codron, D.; Schulz, E.; Hummel, J.; Kircher, P.; Hatt, J. M.
Publisher
Wiley-Blackwell, Berlin, Germany
Citation
Journal of Animal Physiology and Animal Nutrition, 2015, 99, 3, pp 591-604
AbstractFull Text

Guinea pigs are common patients in veterinary clinics. Knowledge of the urine composition is necessary for the evaluation of their health. We, therefore, analysed the urine of fifty guinea pigs, thirty-two males, and eighteen females, aged between four months and seven years. None of these guinea ...

Author(s)
Cernochova, H.; Hundakova, A.; Bardi, E.; Knotek, Z.
Publisher
Czech Academy of Agricultural Sciences, Prague, Czech Republic
Citation
Veterinární Medicína, 2020, 65, 10, pp 445-450
AbstractFull Text

Lagomorphs and histricomorphs, as guinea pigs and chinchillas, have common dental characteristics, such as the elodont and hypsodont teeth. These peculiarities predispose to the presentation of malocclusion due to the consumption of inadequate, non-abrasive diets. The purpose of this work is to...

Author(s)
García, M. C.; Maldonado, R. I.
Publisher
Universidade Nacional de Colombia, Bogota, Colombia
Citation
Revista de la Facultad de Medicina Veterinaria y de Zootecnia, 2020, 67, 1, pp 17-32
AbstractFull Text

Dental overgrowth and malocclusion are a common problems in the clinic of rodents raised as companion animals. A guinea pig was attended in a private clinic with clinical signs compatible with dental overgrowth and malocclusion, condition that was diagnosed by radiography. Despite attempts at...

Author(s)
Souza, A. K. L. de; Mendes Filho, L.; Colares, R. R.; Lucena, M. F. de; Rodrigues, L. M. N.; Santos, A. de A. C. dos
Publisher
Universidade Estadual do Ceará, Faculdade de Veterinaria, Ceará, Brazil
Citation
Ciência Animal, 2017, 27, 2, pp 66-68
Abstract

Sixty-six guinea pigs with dental disease were presented to the University of Veterinary Medicine, Vienna, Austria, from 2006 to 2010. Almost all patients had a history of eating difficulties (95 per cent) and underwent clinical and oral examination as well as CT of the head. Findings on extra- and ...

Author(s)
Schweda, M. C.; Hassan, J.; Bönler, A.; Tichy, A.; Reiter, A. M.; Künzel, F.
Publisher
BMJ Publishing Group, London, UK
Citation
Veterinary Record, 2014, 175, 21, pp 538
Abstract

Rabbits and guinea pigs are increasingly popular pets in the UK, yet little is known about their common ailments, or how these relate to what appears in the published literature. The aim of this study was to characterise the common conditions of rabbits and guinea pigs, and to compare these with...

Author(s)
Robinson, N. J.; Lyons, E.; Grindlay, D.; Brennan, M. L.
Publisher
MDPI AG, Basel, Switzerland
Citation
Veterinary Sciences, 2017, 4, 4, pp 58

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