Diseases of the Eye

Chapter 17 Diseases of the Eye




RODENTS




Epiphora, Conjunctivitis, and Chromodacryorrhea (Pigmented Tears)


Many rodents produce tears that contain the pigment porphyrin. These red-brown secretions are often mistaken for blood in the medial canthus and on the front paws of the animal. Both bacterial and viral diseases can be associated with conjunctivitis in rodents. Noninfectious causes include irritation from soiled bedding, malocclusion of overgrown incisors, and poor nutrition and hygiene.




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