Develop your knowledge and understanding of arthritis/osteoarthritis in guinea pigs. This is a one-part course that can also be taken as part of the Arthritis and Vitamin C course bundle.
This module looks at pathogenesis, diagnosis, treatment, prevention and outcomes of arthritis/osteoarthritis in guinea pigs, including:
Cause – may be multi-factorial: in feet it may be secondary to pododermatitis, or chronic vitamin C deficiency.
Signs – lameness, reluctance to move, pain on joint manipulation, swelling of the joints, crepitus upon joint flexion/extension, bruxism, dental disease, anorexia.
Diagnosis – radiographs, CT scans.
Treatment – palliative.
Prognosis – slowly progressive.
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.