This guide deals with a number of small rodents that are often kept as pets. Separate chapters deal with chinchillas, chipmunks, degus, gerbils, hamsters, mice and rats.
Each chapter is divided into three parts. The first part is about the feed, the housing and the right care of the animal. The second part deals with several complaints that can be prevented. For example with regard to the skin, the reproduction organs, the breathing system, etc. The third part is meant for vets. It deals with anaesthesia, medication, and care before and after the operation. The last chapter deals with the so called zoonotic aspects of keeping small rodent. It names diseases that can pass onto humans.
Title: Diseases of small domestic rodents
Author: V.C.G. Richardson