Develop your knowledge and understanding of pneumonia in guinea pigs. This is a one-part course that can also be taken as part of the Respiratory course bundle. This module looks at pathogenesis, diagnosis, treatment, and outcomes of pneumonia in guinea pigs, including: Cause – bacteria, viruses, or foreign bodies/materials. Signs – dyspnea, wheezing/labored breathing, tachypnea, lethargy, anorexia, weight loss, exercise intolerance, coughing, sneezing, nasal and/or ocular discharge, fever. Diagnosis – radiography, bloodwork, microbiology, cytology. Treatment – oxygen therapy, nebulization, fluid therapy, diet to keep gut functioning, antimicrobials, bronchodilators. Prognosis – based on the severity and chronicity of pneumonia when presented. Guarded to the grave. 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. This course was written and peer-reviewed by:
CPD Hours This module is worth approximately 30 minutes of CPD.
Pneumonia (Guinea Pigs)
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Develop your knowledge and understanding of pneumonia in guinea pigs. This is a one-part course that can also be taken as part of the Respiratory course bundle.