By Ron E. Banks, Julie M. Sharp, Sonia D. Doss, Deborah A. Vanderford

ISBN-10: 0813810221

ISBN-13: 9780813810225

Unique Small Mammal Care and Husbandry is a pragmatic reference for assessing, dealing with, and treating small unique animals within the veterinary health facility. protecting universal species akin to mice, hamsters, rabbits, and ferrets, the ebook makes a speciality of nursing care, giving veterinary employees the knowledge they should paintings with those less-common sufferers. With info on uncomplicated anatomy, preventative care, and customary ailments, unique Small Mammal Care and Husbandry offers an intensive grounding within the basics of taking good care of small unique mammals and speaking with owners. 

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Transmission: Fomite transmission may occur, but inhalation is also a common means of transmitting the disease. Disease in animals: Often this disease is inapparent, but it may range from mild respiratory disease to severe pneumonia. Meningoencephalitis has been reported in monkeys (S. pneu- 34 moniae). Streptococcus suis causes meningitis, pericarditis, and pneumonia in pigs. Disease in humans: As with animals, this disease is highly variable and may be observed as a sore throat, pneumonia, or other systemic condition such as mastitis or abscessation.

Usually, campylobacter is a brief, albeit painful, self-limiting disease. The asymptomatic carrier state in humans is rare. Reinfection is possible in both animals and humans. Diagnosis: Campylobacter may be identified using dark field or phase contrast microscopy of fecal material. This should be confirmed by stool culture, which requires a special selective growth medium (CAMPY-BAP) and incubation at 43 °C with 10% CO2, 5% O2, and 85% nitrogen. A Warthin–Starry silver stain and histology sections may also be employed.

Monocytogenes and L. ivanovii considered pathogenic—presumably related to the presence of a hemolytic enzyme, listeriolysin O. Listeria are gram-positive, small pleomorphic rods. Reservoir and incidence: This agent is isolated from fish, birds, swine, horses, ruminants, guinea pigs, ferrets, gerbils, rabbits, and chinchillas. Transmission: Oral and conjunctival routes are most common but other means of transmission can occur. Cutaneous listeriosis appears to be the occupation-related form most likely acquired by animal care and technical staff.

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