Medical Reference Books for You and Your Vet
Serious owners and vets (especially those unfamiliar with guinea pigs) should consider purchasing one or more reference books. They can provide important information on guinea pig illnesses and dose charts for medicines commonly prescribed for guinea pigs. The following list includes books recommended by Vicki of Jack Pine Guinea Pig Rescue (JPGPR) and/or Josephine. The most uptodate versions are listed.
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- Ferrets, Rabbits and Rodents - Clinical Medicine and Surgery
by Katherine E.Quesenberry DVM and James W. Carpenter (publisher Elsevier -- 3nd edition 2011)
** new edition spring of 2020
- The Biology and Medicine of Rabbits and Rodents
by J.Harkness DVM and J.Wagner DVM (publisher Williams & Wilkins - a Lea and Febiger Book -- 5th edition 2010)
- The Exotic Animal Formulary
by James Carpenter et al.(publisher W.B. Saunders Company -- 5rd edition 2017)
- Veterinary Drug Handbook -- 4th edition
by Donald C. Plumb (publisher Blackwell Publishing -- 9th edition 2018)
- A Colour Handbook of Urinary Stones in Small Animal Medicine
by Albrecht Hesse and Reto Neiger (publisher Royal Canin and Manson Publishing, Ltd. - distributed by Wiley and Sons 2009) ISBN-10: 1840761288
- See: Review
- Diseases of Domestic Guinea Pigs
by V.C.G. Richardson (publisher Blackwell Science Ltd. -- 2nd edition 2000)
The most recent Ferrets, Rabbits, and Rodents is especially valuable as it includes a comprehensive drug formulary. Self-Assessment Color Review of Small Mammals, by Susan A. Brown and Karen L. Rosenthal (publisher Iowa State University Press -- 1997) is another book veterinarians may find helpful.