Rodents: therapeutics

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The administration of drugs to pet rodents poses some unique challenges to the veterinary surgeon. Rodents are routinely used as research laboratory animals and a significant amount of information has been gathered on drug use in different species. Much of this information is not readily available to the general clinician and applies to specific laboratory conditions that do not necessarily correspond to clinical situations in pets. The chapter covers Routes of drug administration; Antibiotics; Antifungal agents; Antiparasitic agents; Topical agents and Miscellaneous agents.

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5.3 One of the recommended intramuscular injection sites in guinea pigs is the quadriceps muscle group on the anterior aspect of the thigh. (Courtesy of Lesa Longley.)
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5.4 Intraperitoneal injection technique in a mouse. This route allows easy administration of small or large volumes of drugs or fluids. Although commonly used in laboratory rodents, intraperitoneal injections are not routinely performed in pet rodents. (Courtesy of Hannah Orr.)
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5.5 Nebulization in a guinea pig using an ultrasonic nebulizer and an anaesthesia induction chamber.
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