Small Mammals Q&A 08

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An adult male rat in a pet shop has what appears to be blood coming from his eyes. Two other adult males in the same cage are sneezing and sitting hunched in the corner with rough appearing hair coats. There is a total of six large rats in the 75- litre glass tank with fresh pine shavings for bedding.

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What is the red staining around the rat’s eyes? Link to Article
What is the likely etiology for the rats’ condition? Link to Article
What predisposing factors are associated with rat respiratory diseases? Link to Article

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