T/F: Rats have a monogastric stomach that is divided
T/F: Proteinuria in rats is normal
TRUE- large adrenals
What pigments are seen in tears of rats?
T/F: Rats cannot vomit due to their divided stomachs
What are three common tumors seen in rats?
Mammary gland tumors
Respiratory tract infections
What are pituitary tumors linked to in rats?
What CS are seen in rats with pituitary tumors?
What is the dx and tx of pituitary tx
Tx: Prednisone and cabergoline
What type of mammary gland tumor is most common in rats?
Fibroadenomas common- locally aggressive
More common in females
What are some different respiratory virus pathogens in rats?
What is this?
What is the general tx for respiratory dz?
Long term antibiotics
Mycoplasma and strep: Enrofloxacin, doxycycline, azithromycin
Anti-inflammatories: Meloxicam when low; prednisone when worse
Sildenafil (pulmonary hypertension)
What is this and what are potential causes?
Ring tail-annular constrictions of tail needing amputation
Causes: low humidity, bedding, trauma?
What is a zoonotic disease caused by Strep. moniliformis?
Rat bite fever
Leads to bacteremia and septicemia
Penicillin used for tx
T/F: It is normal to see sticky and smelly green discharge that looks like pus in a female hamster?
TRUE- caused by frequent estrus and discharge
What is depicted in this image?
What is going on here?
Cheek pouch eversion
T/F: Dental dz typically only affects incisors
What does lawsonia intracellularis cause and what do you see?
Diarrhea or "wet tail" seen
What is a zoonotic enteropathy found in hamsters?
Hymenolepis nana- zoonotic tapeworm
What Ab should be avoided in hamsters?
Which Abs are safe to use in hamsters?
TMS, Chloramphenicol, enrofloxacin, metronidazole
What are common cardiovascular problems observed in hamsters?
Hereditary cardiomyopathy results with atrial thrombosis and CHF
What is the ectoparasite depicted below?
Cheyletiella- "walking dandruff"
These integumentary problems are commonly observed in what breed of hamsters? Demodex, Cheyletiella, Epitheliotropic lymphoma and cushing's dz
What are common geriatric conditions seen in hamsters
Polycystic liver tumor
What are common conditions seen in gerbils?
Facial dermatitis (nasal dermatitis)
What is a common pathogen that causes dermatitis in mice?