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KEY FACTS Dermatologic Problems in Guinea Pigs

  title={KEY FACTS Dermatologic Problems in Guinea Pigs},
  author={Stephen D. White and Patrick Bourdeau and Anna Meredith},
Skin disease may be the most common reason that owners take their guinea pigs to a veterinarian. In addition, skin diseases are very common in laboratory colonies and may interfere with the quality and conditions of research. Most skin conditions in guinea pigs are due to infectious diseases, of which the most frequent cause is parasites. This article organizes skin diseases of guinea pigs based on the predominance of one of four clinical signs: pruritus, alopecia with minimal pruritus… 



An exfoliative skin disease in guinea pigs due to Staphylococcus aureus.

  • C. Ishihara
  • Medicine, Biology
    Laboratory animal science
  • 1980
A unique skin disease hitherto unreported was observed in 23 guinea pigs from a colony of 180 animals. The disease was characterized clinically by erythema on the skin of the ventral abdomen and

Papular Dermatitis Induced in Guinea Pigs by the Biting Midge Culicoides Sonorensis (Diptera: Ceratopogonidae)

The dermatitis in guinea pigs after a blood meal by colony-bred biting midges may represent a host reaction to persisting insect salivary secretion and should be considered as an additional consequence of blood feeding in future studies involving biting midging.

Cervical lymphadenitis in guinea pigs: infection via intact ocular and nasal mucosa by Streptococcus zooepidemicus.

It is established that inoculation of intact nasal and conjunctival mucous membranes with Streptococcus zooepidemicus (Lancefield Group C) also can produce the disease, cervical lymphadenitis in guinea pigs.

Influence of feeding hay on the alopecia of breeding guinea pigs.

Not only the amount of hay offered, but also the accessibility for all animals plays a role in preventing alopecia in guinea pigs, as well as the influence of nutrition on the density of the hair coat.

[A field study of the efficacy of ivermectin in propylene glycol in the treatment of mange in guinea pigs].

The clinical manifestation of mange in a guinea-pig population in Utrecht is discussed. The etiology and the treatment with two subcutaneous injections of ivermectin 0.2 mg/kg with a ten-day

Prevalence of dermatophytes in asymptomatic guinea pigs and rabbits

This chapter discusses surgery of the adnexa of the canine eyelids in Veterinary Clinics of North America, Surgical Management of Ocular Disease.

Cutaneous vascular malformation in a guinea pig (Cavia porcellus).

The physical examination revealed a 3 x 2-cm irregularly shaped violaceous plaque located on the left caudal flank that was ulcerated and bled intermittently, resulting in fatal blood loss.

[Experimental dermatitis caused by Pityrosporum ovale and (or) Pityrosporum orbiculare in the guinea pig and the mouse].

An experimental dermatitis was established for the guinea pig and Swiss white mouse by topical application of cultures of Pityrosporum ovale, and the clinical and histological appearances resembled human seborrheic dermatitis.

Skin diseases of rodents and small exotic mammals.

  • C. EllisM. Mori
  • Biology
    The veterinary clinics of North America. Exotic animal practice
  • 2001

Evaluation of the dermatophyte test medium RapidVet-D.

The performance of the dermatophyte test medium (DTM) RapidVet-D was assessed using hair samples collected from experimentally infected guinea pigs, and the rapidity of colour change was clearly related to the incubation temperature and to the number of infected hairs deposited on the reactive substrates.