Develop your knowledge and understanding of heat stress in guinea pigs in this one-part course.
This module looks at pathogenesis, diagnosis, treatment, prevention and outcomes of heat stress in guinea pigs, including:
Cause – ambient temperature 21°C/69.8°F or higher, particularly above 28°C/82.4°F.
Signs – prostration, excess salivation, shallow rapid respiration, death.
Diagnosis – elevated body temperature, history.
Treatment – controlled cooling of body temperature, fluids (subcutaneous, intraperitoneal).
Prognosis – poor.
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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 30 minutes of CPD.