Develop your knowledge and understanding of alopecia in guinea pigs. This is a one-part course that can also be taken as part of the Guinea pig skin conditions course bundle.
This module looks at pathogenesis, diagnosis, treatment, prevention and outcomes of alopecia in guinea pigs, including:
Cause – any disease process that affects hair follicles can lead to hair loss, eg pruritus, deep pyoderma, ectoparasites, dermatophytosis, allergens, neoplasia, endocrine disease, poor overall health.
Signs – hair loss, pruritus.
Diagnosis – visual examination, microscopy, skin scrape/biopsy, adhesive tape test, bacterial culture and sensitivity, fungal culture.
Treatment – depends on diagnosis.
Prognosis – good for most cases of acquired alopecia.
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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.