Reproductive Disorders in Pet Rodents

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© 2016 Elsevier Inc. Reproduction diseases are common presentations in small rodents. Some can be presented to the clinician as an emergency where a fast and effective treatment is required. This article presents an overview of reproductive disorders in these species. Diseases affecting the ovary, uterus, testicles, and mammary gland are developed in rats, mice, hamsters, and gerbils: inflammatory, infectious, and neoplasia. Clinical signs, diagnosis, and treatment information are included. Some specific indications about the surgical reproduction procedures are described. Literature regarding reproductive disorders exists for squirrels and prairie dogs. Brief information about the normal anatomy of the reproductive system is given.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)589-608
JournalVeterinary Clinics of North America - Exotic Animal Practice
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 1 May 2017


  • Gerbil
  • Hamster
  • Mammary gland
  • Mouse
  • Rat
  • Reproductive disorder
  • Rodent


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