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Post  Admin on Sun Mar 15, 2009 5:36 am

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"ABSCESSES IN GUINEA PIGS
An abscess is pus that has been formed from dead tissue cells after an injury. Now that injury has become infected by germs."

FOR MORE INFORMATION -- http://www.oginet.com/pgurney/abcess.htm

#2
"An abscess is a collection of pus that has accumulated in a cavity formed by the tissue on the basis of an infectious process (usually caused by bacteria or parasites) or other foreign materials (e.g. splinters, bullet wounds, or injecting needles). It is a defensive reaction of the tissue to prevent the spread of infectious materials to other parts of the body."

FOR MORE INFORMATION -- http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Abscess

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See also GuineaLynx @ http://www.guinealynx.info/abscess.html


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Anal Impaction

Post  Admin on Sun Mar 15, 2009 5:44 am

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"Guinea pigs eat certain faecal pellets. These pellets, which are taken from the perineal sac are seldom seen for the simple reason that the animal does not excrete them. You will often see a guinea pig, head down hard between it's back legs, rummaging like mad, and taking one of these pellets from the sac."

FOR MORE INFORMATION -- http://www.oginet.com/pgurney/analimpact.htm
(this source does not show how to clean the anal sac)

#2
"Older boars may develop a condition called impaction. The muscles of these guinea pigs have weakened and they are no longer able to expel the soft caecal pellets that accumulate in the perineal sack."

FOR MORE INFORMATION BY @ http://www.guinealynx.info/impaction.html


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Abnormalities

Post  Admin on Sun Mar 15, 2009 8:12 am

"Abnormalities seen in guinea pigs, are caused by inbreeding. The results are weak immune systems, problems in the head. Undershot jaws, maloccluded teeth and cataracts being the most common."

FOR MORE INFORMATION -- http://www.oginet.com/pgurney/abnorm.htm


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Administering medicines.

Post  Admin on Sun Mar 15, 2009 11:05 am

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"Most tablets and pills can be powered down with a pestle and mortar and mixed with a small amount of water then syringed into the mouth. "

FOR MORE INFORMATION -- http://www.oginet.com/pgurney/admed.htm

#2
To calculate the correct dose for medication see GuineaLynx @ http://www.guinealynx.info/calculate_dose.html

#3
"Liquid Oral Medication is generally administered in a 1cc needleless syringe, in the correct measured amounts. Shaking the medication will help ensure the active ingredient is in suspension."

QUOTE & INFORMATION BY http://www.guinealynx.info/tips.html


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Alopecia.

Post  Admin on Mon Mar 16, 2009 8:12 am

"This condition usually only occurrs in elderly or pregnant sows. At first suspecting a fungal or parasitic infestation with the thinning hair when it's noticed. "

FOR MORE INFORMATION -- http://www.oginet.com/pgurney/alopecia.htm


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Anemia.

Post  Admin on Tue Mar 17, 2009 7:50 am

"There are two main causes of anemia. One is failure to provide the necessary vitamins, & minerals that your guinea pig needs in his/her diet. The second cause would be gut absorption problems."

FOR MORE INFORMATION -- http://www.oginet.com/pgurney/anaemia.htm


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ABYSSINIAN

Post  Admin on Wed Mar 18, 2009 2:44 am

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"Abyssinian is one of the most common breeds of guinea pig. It is known as a rough coated breed, its coat being made up of many whirls spread all over the body. "

FOR MORE INFORMATION -- http://web.onetel.net.uk/~petergurney/a.html#ABORTIONS

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ADMINISTRATOR'S NOTE ***For a picture of this breed click here --
http://littlewheekers.forumhope.com/cavy-galore-written-articles-f2/breeds-colors-and-patterns-of-guinea-pigs-gpg-t30.htm

#3
"There are many breeds of Guinea pig which have been developed since its domestication ca. 5000 BC. Breeds vary widely in appearance and purpose, ranging from show breeds with long, flowing hair to those in use as model organisms by science. "

FOR MORE INFORMATION -- http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Guinea_pig_breed


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ADOLESCENCE

Post  Admin on Wed Mar 18, 2009 2:51 am

"Yes, like humans do, they go through it as well. And it is most noticeable in boars."

FOR MORE INFORMATION -- http://web.onetel.net.uk/~petergurney/a.html#ABORTIONS


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AGGRESSION

Post  Admin on Wed Mar 18, 2009 2:58 am

"Of all animals, guinea pigs are the least aggressive both towards their own species and others. In a guinea pig pack it is a case of always knowing where you are and the way things stand."

FOR MORE INFORMATION -- http://web.onetel.net.uk/~petergurney/a.html#AGGRESSION


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AGOUTI

Post  Admin on Wed Mar 18, 2009 3:02 am

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"The Agouti breed of guinea pig have been referred to as the down-to-earth no-nonsense breed. Agouti coats are kind of highlighted by the fact that the tips of their hair shafts are much lighter that the base colour."

FOR MORE INFORMATION -- http://web.onetel.net.uk/~petergurney/a.html#AGGRESSION

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ADMINISTRATOR'S NOTE ***To see a picture of this breed, click here -- http://littlewheekers.forumhope.com/cavy-galore-written-articles-f2/breeds-colors-and-patterns-of-guinea-pigs-gpg-t30.htm


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ALLERGIES

Post  Admin on Wed Mar 18, 2009 3:06 am

*GUINEA PIG ALLERGIES*
"There are a few guinea pigs that suffer allergies, which affect the respiratory system. The symptoms are totally different from a bacterial infection and the onset is far more rapid."

FOR MORE INFORMATION -- http://web.onetel.net.uk/~petergurney/a.html#ALLERGIES

*HUMAN ALLERGIES*

"So you are convinced you are allergic to your pet? Don't give up!"

FOR MORE INFORMATION -- http://www.guinealynx.info/links.html#allergies


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ALPACA

Post  Admin on Wed Mar 18, 2009 3:10 am

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"This is a long-haired breed, like the Peruvian, but it has the same kind of crinkly coat as the Rex, or the Teddy. The coats of these animals do tend to get knots, so they need grooming by their owners. "

FOR MORE INFORMATION -- http://web.onetel.net.uk/~petergurney/a.html#ALLERGIES

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ADMINISTRATOR'S NOTE ***For a picture of this breed, click here -- http://littlewheekers.forumhope.com/cavy-galore-written-articles-f2/breeds-colors-and-patterns-of-guinea-pigs-gpg-t30.htm


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ALTERNATIVE MEDICINE

Post  Admin on Wed Mar 18, 2009 3:16 am

ADMINISTRATOR'S NOTE
***This source lists different ways of healing guinea pigs using alternative medicine. Here is the link if you'd like to read up on this. -- http://web.onetel.net.uk/~petergurney/a.html#ALTERNATIVE_MEDICINE


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ANAESTHESIA

Post  Admin on Wed Mar 18, 2009 3:21 am

"Even a vet who is skilled in the use of general anaesthesia, must always question it's use. It should never be used to carry out corrective dental work."

FOR MORE INFORMATION -- http://web.onetel.net.uk/~petergurney/a.html#ANAESTHESIA


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ARKS

Post  Admin on Wed Mar 18, 2009 3:24 am

"These are great for allowing guinea pigs to get out onto the lawn during the summer and have a great time grazing or lazing in the sun. Most are ark shaped in that they are triangular wooden frames covered by wire mesh and with one end left uncovered, which are placed onto the grass." Make sure that there is a sheltered area at one end to give the guinea pigs some shade from the sun.

"These should never be left unattended, or out of sight of owners. Leaving them outside if only for a minute is very dangerous. "

FOR MORE INFORMATION --- http://web.onetel.net.uk/~petergurney/a.html#ARKS


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AROMATHERAPY

Post  Admin on Wed Mar 18, 2009 3:31 am

ADMINISTRATOR'S NOTE -- This source lists some home remedies to treat some issues.

Please be sure to seek the opinion of a qualified vet before administering any medication, or home remedy.

FOR MORE INFORMATION -- http://web.onetel.net.uk/~petergurney/a.html#AROMATHERAPY


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ACIDOPHILUS

Post  Admin on Wed Mar 25, 2009 2:51 am

GuineaLynx has an informative article on this topic.

FOR MORE INFORMATION -- http://www.guinealynx.info/probiotics.html


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ADVANTAGE

Post  Admin on Wed Mar 25, 2009 2:53 am

GuineaLynx has an informative article on this topic as well.

FOR MORE INFORMATION -- http://www.guinealynx.info/antiparasitics.html#advantage


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ANTI-BIOTIC ADVICE

Post  Admin on Wed Mar 25, 2009 2:57 am

"If your guinea pig has a loss of appetite, diarrhea or is lethargic while on the antibiotic, it may be an indication that the pig is intolerant to it, or the infection is resistant to it, requiring a change in medication. If the pig remains on a drug it is intolerant to, the results could be fatal. "

"While on anti-biotics, your guinea pig should be on a pro-biotic as well. (See PRO-BIOTIC)"

FOR MORE INFORMATION --- http://www.guinealynx.info/antibiotic_advice.html

To correctly dose medication for guinea pigs see GuineaLynx @ http://www.guinealynx.info/calculate_dose.html

FOR INFORMATION ON "ANTI-BIOTICS" SEE BELOW..


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Antifungal Agents

Post  Admin on Wed Mar 25, 2009 3:00 am

"Fungi and yeast can be treated with a variety of products, both topical and oral."

FOR MORE INFORMATION - http://www.guinealynx.info/antifungal_agents.html


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Aging

Post  Admin on Wed Mar 25, 2009 3:09 am

""Living with older pets is a bittersweet experience."

FOR MOREINFORMATION PROVIDED -- http://www.guinealynx.info/aging.html


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Analgesics (Pain Relievers)

Post  Admin on Wed Mar 25, 2009 3:17 am

Please note that you should ALWAYS check with your vet before administering ANY kind of medication to your guinea pig.

SEE GUINEALYNX @ http://www.guinealynx.info/analgesics.html

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Anorexia

Post  Admin on Wed Mar 25, 2009 3:20 am

"Anorexia (not eating or eating very little) is extremely serious and requires veterinary diagnosis and treatment."

FOR MORE INFORMATION PROVIDED -- http://www.guinealynx.info/anorexia.html


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Antibiotics

Post  Admin on Wed Mar 25, 2009 3:22 am

"Most antibiotics are prescribed in oral form for the pet owner to administer at home, though several can be administered by subcutaneous or intramuscular routes"

FOR MORE INFORMATION -- http://www.guinealynx.info/antibiotics.html

To give your guinea pig the correct dose for medication see

GuineaLynx @ http://www.guinealynx.info/calculate_dose.html


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Antiparasitic Treatments

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Antiseptic Solutions

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Asthma

Post  Admin on Wed Mar 25, 2009 3:29 am

"Bacterial respiratory infections are a common problem among guinea pigs, especially pet store pigs."

See "URI" @ GuineaLynx @ http://www.guinealynx.info/uri.html

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