Small mammal research

Photo: Small Mammal

Small mammals such as rabbits, rodents, and ferrets are popular companion animals. CZAR research focusing on the unique medical needs of these species is helping to ensure a long healthy life for these charismatic pets. Click image for larger image

Small mammals such as rabbits, rodents, and ferrets are popular companion animals. CZAR research focusing on the unique medical needs of these species is helping to ensure a long healthy life for these charismatic pets.

Grants

  • 2013 AEMV Research Grant: Pharmacokinetics of buprenorphine in guinea pigs (Cavia porcellus): IV, IM, and oral transmucosal administration.
  • 2013 CCAH Resident Grant: Pharmacokinetics of buprenorphine in guinea pigs (Cavia porcellus): IV, IM, and oral transmucosal administration. 

Publications

  • Pignon C, Sanchez-Migallon Guzman D, Sinclair K, Baey C, Pignon JP, Mayer J, Kittleson MD, Paul-Murphy J. Evaluation of heart murmurs in chinchillas (Chinchilla lanigera): 59 cases (1996-2009). J Am Vet Med Assoc. 2012; 241(10):1344-7.
  • Petritz OA, Antinoff N, Chen S, Kass PH, Paul-Murphy JR. Evaluation of portable blood glucose meters for measurement of blood glucose concentration in ferrets (Mustela putorius furo). J Am Vet Med Assoc. 2013; 242(3):350-354.