Develop your knowledge and understanding of vitamin C deficiency in guinea pigs. This is a one-part course that can also be taken as part of the Musculoskeletal course bundle.
This module looks at pathogenesis, diagnosis, treatment, prevention and outcomes of vitamin C deficiency in guinea pigs, including:
Cause – lack of vitamin C in the diet.
Signs – paresis, paralysis, malocclusion, pain, hemorrhage.
Diagnosis – history, physical examination, radiography.
Treatment – supplementation with vitamin C, orally or parenterally.
Prognosis – guarded depending on severity and age of the animal.
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:
This module is worth approximately 30 minutes of CPD.