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Mycobacteriosis

6guinea pig

Introduction

  • Cause: infection with Mycobacterium spp.
  • Signs: weight loss, sudden.
  • Diagnosis: post-mortem via histopathology, PCRs, computed tomography.
  • Treatment: controversial; euthanasia.
  • Prognosis: poor to grave.

Pathogenesis

Etiology

  • Mycobacterium spp.
  • Guinea pigs have been used as experimental models for Mycobacterium tuberculosis but there has only been a single report of naturally occurring mycobacteriosis in this species.

Diagnosis

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Treatment

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Further Reading

Publications

Refereed Papers

  • Recent references from PubMed and VetMedResource.
  • Minich D J, Agrawal A, Kania S A et al (2022) Disseminated Mycobacterium genavense infection in a guinea pig (Cavia porcellus): a case report. BMC Vet Res 18 (1), 93 PubMed.
  • McClure D E (2012) Mycobacteriosis in the rabbit and rodent. Vet Clin North Am Exotic Anim Pract 15 (1), 85-99 PubMed.

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