15. Parasitic Diseases of Guinea Pigs and Hamsters Flashcards
C/S of Eimeria caviae in GP
Diarrhea in weanlings (adults usually asyptomatic)
Mortality rates low
Dx of Eimeria caviae in GP
E. cuniculi C/S in guinea pigs
None in GP
Histo lesions of E. cuniculi in GP
Granulomas/necrosis of brain and kidney
Toxoplasma gondii GP C/S
Rare in GPs. Infections are subclinical.
Vulvar bleeding and abortion
Toxo transmission in GP
Ingestion of material contaminated with oocysts from Felidae
Cryptosporidium wrairi in GP C/S
Most common in young animals. Subclinical infection common
Weight loss, diarrhea, death
Tx of Crypto wrairi in GP
Control by strict sanitation
Balantidium caviae C/S in GP
B. caviae pathogenesis in Gp
Trophozoites may be opportunistic pathogens in bacterial enteropathies.
Klossiella cobayae in GP - has tropism for which tissue?
Klossiella cobayae transmission in GP
Contact with urine
Giardia duodenalis in GP C/S
Rarely causes C/S
Pathogenesis of Giardia duodenalis in GP
Mild inflammatory lesions of SI
Tx of Giardia duodenalis in GP
Metronidazole and fenbendazole
What kind of worm is Parasidoptera uncinata (GP)?
Nematode, only common helminth in GP
Where does Parasidoptera infect?
Parasidoptera life cycle length
C/S of Parasidoptera
Usually asymptomatic, but c/s can occur with heavy infestations
Weight loss, debilitation, diarrhea
Piperazine and ivermectin
G pigs are what kind of host for Baylisascaris?
GP trematode sp (2)