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Year : 2016
Tome : 167
Volume : 3-4
Pages : 51-58
Title : Ovarian cysts in guinea-pigs (Cavia porcellus)
Authors : A. GILLET, H. DEFLERS, D. MARLIER
Summary : Ovarian cysts are a common disease of guinea-pigs with a known prevalence between 58% and 76% in mature sows. Serous, follicular and para-ovarian cysts happen the most common one being serous cysts. Clinical signs are variable and seldom indicative. Some sows may remain asymptomatic while others may show obvious abdominal dilation or a nonpruritic alopecia of the flanks. Ovarian cysts are often associated with other uterine pathologies. Cysts diagnosis is usually made by ultrasonography whereas the type of cyst can only be determined by histological examination. The best treatment remains ovariohysterectomy since the efficacy of hormonal treatments is limited.
Keywords : Ovarian cysts, Guinea-pig, Diagnosis, Treatment
Correspondence : D. MARLIER
Adress : Université de Liège, Faculté de Médecine Vétérinaire, Clinique Aviaire, des Rongeurs et des Lagomorphes, Boulevard de Colonster 20, Bât. B42, B 4000 Liège, Belgique. dmarlier@ulg.ac.be
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