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7th November 2020 - 21st December 2021


Develop your knowledge and understanding of acariasis in guinea pigs, an infestation with Trixacarus caviae and Chirodiscoides caviae mites. This is a one-part course that can also be taken as part of the Guinea pig skin conditions course bundle.

This module looks at pathogenesis, diagnosis, treatment, prevention and outcomes of acariasis in guinea pigs, including:

Cause – Trixacarus caviaeChirodiscoides caviae.
Signs – alopecia, crusting, pruritus.
Diagnosis – skin scraping but may miss TrixacarusChirodiscoides usually detected readily. Deep scraping or biopsy sometimes needed for Trixacarus.
Treatment – ivermectin, selamectin, pyrethroid flea powder dusts.
Prognosis – good if treated.

Support and Resources
This online module includes an e-Book with content from Vetstream’s Vetlexicon Exotis (guinea pigs) followed by a quiz leading to a personalized certificate. Written by some of the world’s leading veterinarians, ensuring accuracy and depth of content.

This course was written and peer reviewed by:

  • Cathy Johnson-Delaney
  • Vicki Baldrey

CPD Hours
This module is worth approximately 30 minutes of CPD.

Use Code “WN10” to get 10% off the list price


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7th November 2020
21st December 2021
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