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Hospital-associated infections

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Hospital-associated infections

Hospital associated/acquired infections are known as nosocomial infections and in any clinical environment where ill animals are in proximity to each other it is possible that infections can spread from a sick animal to a healthy animal. Some healthy animals can also harbour diseases but may not show any clinical signs. Veterinary hospitals are always following strict infection control procedures, but it occasionally can still occur.

Hospital-associated infections are rare, so don't be put off allowing your guinea pig to be admitted to hospital should they need it

How likely is my guinea pig to contract a hospital-associated infection?

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What infections could my guinea pig contract?

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