Develop your knowledge and understanding of abscesses in guinea pigs. This is a one-part course that can also be taken as part of the Guinea pig skin conditions course bundle.
This module looks at pathogenesis, diagnosis, treatment, prevention and outcomes of abscesses in guinea pigs:
Cause – local collection of liquid inflammatory product consisting of leukocytes, liquor puris and liquefied tissues enclosed in a fibrous capsule.
Signs – dependent on where the abscess is located.
Diagnosis – history and oral/physical examination, CBC, chemistries, imaging, bacterial culture and sensitivity.
Treatment – analgesia, fluid therapy and parenteral vitamin C initially. Drain/reduce/resect/remove abscess. Correct dental occlusion. Antimicrobial therapy.
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.
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This module is worth approximately 60 minutes of CPD.