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Bacterial Enteritis in Hamsters

Treatment

 

Oral or parenteral antibiotics are typically given to the hamster to control the bacterial infection. Your veterinarian may also provide fluids and electrolytes if the hamster is dehydrated.

 

Prevention

 

Proliferative enteritis can be prevented to a great extent by maintaining good sanitary cage conditions. Dispose of used bedding material and routinely clean the cage using recommended disinfecting solutions. In addition, because of the contagious nature of the bacteria, separate hamsters that appear infected from those that are healthy.

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