THE popularity of small mammals as pets, rabbits in particular, has increased in recent years. In the past, clinical management of these species was hampered by a lack of readily accessible information, but this is now changing with the publication of a range of useful texts. This article highlights some of the developments in the veterinary care of rabbits and rodents, with particular emphasis on the use of anaesthetics, antibiotics and other therapeutic agents. It is important to note that many of the products discussed do not have a product licence for the species concerned, and veterinary surgeons must use their clinical judgement when using these agents.
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