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Bacterial Blood Poisoning in Hamsters

Treatment

 

Unfortunately, there is no treatment for tularemia disease in hamsters.

 

Living and Management

 

Though the general outcome of the hamsters infected with tularemia is poor, steps can be taken to improve the living condition of the affected hamster. Keep the cage clean and provide fresh drinking water and food for your pet. However, take precaution while handling a sick hamster. Wear gloves when disposing contaminated materials and wash your hands and arms thoroughly afterward.

 

Prevention

 

To help prevent tularemia infection, improved general animal husbandry and use proper sanitation techniques. Minimizing the hamster's exposure to ticks and promptly treating mite infestations can also reduce the change of developing the disease.

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