Selected Emerging Diseases of Pet Hedgehogs

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Abstract

Pet hedgehog medicine and surgery is a rapidly evolving field, with some novel conditions and re-emerging diseases being reported in the literature in recent years. Skin disease and neoplasia are commonly found in African pygmy hedgehogs worldwide. Selected new and emerging diseases occurring in these commonly reported groups are discussed in greater detail, focusing on Caparinia tripilis infestation and brain tumors. This chapter will primarily discuss African pygmy hedgehogs, with some reference to European free-living hedgehogs.
Original languageEnglish
JournalVeterinary Clinics of North America: Exotic Animal Practice
Early online date20 Apr 2020
DOIs
Publication statusE-pub ahead of print - 20 Apr 2020

Keywords

  • African pygmy hedgehog
  • acariasis
  • Caparinia tripilis,
  • emerging disease

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