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Chapter 3 : Pathogens of Gerbils

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The Mongolian gerbil is used as an animal model in a variety of research areas, including studies of infectious diseases, auditory science, epilepsy, vascular science, microsomal enzyme activity, and others. Few natural pathogens have been described for the Mongolian gerbil. Those most commonly found in laboratory colonies are discussed in this chapter. Cell cultures established from gerbil tissues are susceptible to several DNA and RNA animal viruses. In addition, oxyurids (pinworms) are the only type of parasite discussed. The chapter gives an overview of agent, epidemiology, clinical signs, pathology, interference with research, and diagnosis and control of bacteria and parasites.

Citation: Baker D. 2003. Pathogens of Gerbils, p 109-114. In Natural Pathogens of Laboratory Animals. ASM Press, Washington, DC. doi: 10.1128/9781555817824.ch3
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TABLE 3-1

Body systems known or likely to be affected by pathogen indicated

Citation: Baker D. 2003. Pathogens of Gerbils, p 109-114. In Natural Pathogens of Laboratory Animals. ASM Press, Washington, DC. doi: 10.1128/9781555817824.ch3

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