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Guinea Pigs

Spinal injuries Owner Factsheet

Contributor(s): Claire Speight, Caroline Blake

As with all mammals, spinal injuries can occur in guinea pigs. They can arise from traumatic injuries and are usually serious and require urgent veterinary treatment.

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