Online Resources: Small Mammals

Although we’d like to believe you need look no further than LafeberVet, exotic animal medicine is a diverse and varied topic. View LafeberVet’s ever-growing list of additional online resources on small mammal medicine.

Small MammalsAmerican Association of Laboratory Animal Science Association of Zoo Veterinarians

American Board of Veterinary Practitioners

American College of Laboratory Animal Medicine

American Society of Laboratory Animal Practitioners

ASPCA: Small Pet Care

Assessing the Health and Welfare of Laboratory Animals (AHWLA)

AHWLA Practical Animal Handling in Small Mammals

Association of Exotic Mammal Veterinarians

Centers for Disease Control & Prevention

Charles River Infectious Agent Technical Sheets

Duke University Medical Center. Blood collection techniques-General concerns

Florida Atlantic University Veterinary Services

The Humane Society of the United States

Lab Animal

Laboratory Animals Limited

Laboratory Animal Welfare Training Exchange

Merck Veterinary Manual

Napa Nectar

National Centre for the Replacement, Refinement, and Reduction of Animals in Research. Blood sampling microsite

Nutrient requirements of laboratory animals, Fourth revised edition, 1995

Nutrition Advisory Group: Feeding Captive Insectivorous Animals-Nutritional Aspects of Insects as Food

Oxbow Animal Health

Research Animal Diagnostic Laboratory

Small Mammal Hematology: Leukocyte Identification in Rabbits and Guinea Pigs

Sound Diagnostics, Inc.

Tufts Open Courseware

Tufts Open Courseware: Wildlife and Exotic Animal Nutrition

United States Department of Agriculture, National Agriculture Library Animal Welfare Information Center

University of Miami Leonard M. Miller School of Medicine: Comparative pathology; Avian/exotic test listing

University of Missouri Diseases of Research Animals


Veterinary Information Network Small Mammal Health Series

Veterinary Technicians and Assistants Resource Center

Worms & Germs Blog

ChinchillaChinchilla Planet chinchillas: Is it a boy or a girl?

Sexing your chinchilla

TJ’s Chinchillas (includes helpful Herb Information)

FerretAmerican Ferret Association Central Anonymous Ferret Congress of the Domestic Ferret
GerbilAmerican Gerbil Gerbils: Care, Diseases, and Use in Research

UK National Gerbil Society

Guinea pigAmerican Cavy Breeder’s Association in cavies Lynx: A medical care guide for guinea pigs
HedgehogHedgehog Central Hedgehog Association
MouseSee Rat & Mouse below
RabbitThe Busy Bunny Rabbit Education Resource. Sexing rabbits Rabbit Network. How to sex your rabbits

House Rabbit Society

Information Resources on the Care and Welfare of Rabbits


Pan-American Rabbit Science Site

Rabbit Anesthesia and Analgesia

Successful management of rabbit anesthesia through the use of nasotracheal intubation.

Rat & MouseDiseases of the Rat Medicine. Mouse breeding informationRat & Mouse Club of America

Rat & Mouse Gazette

Rat Behavior and Biology

Rat Guide

Sugar gliderAssociation of Sugar Glider Veterinarians