Order Rodentia

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Order Rodentia
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2013-01-19 17:36:04
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  1. What is the largest order?
    rodentia
  2. What kind of habitats do rodentia occupy?
    • aquatic
    • terrestrial
    • arboreal
  3. Are rodentia hind gut fermenters?
    yes
  4. What are hind gut fermenters?
    have a large cecum and colon to digest plant material and break down cellulose
  5. What are the legs like for rodents?
    hind legs are larger than fore limbs
  6. What is the harderian gland?
    behind the eye and secretes lubrication for the eye since rodents do not blink often
  7. Do rodents vomit?
    rarely
  8. Why do rodents eat some of their own feces?
    to recycle nutrients
  9. Rodents have high metabolic rates, why is this important for us to know?
    they can metabolize drugs faster
  10. Do rodents have sweat glands?
    no
  11. Can rodents pant?
    no
  12. Describe rodent teeth.
    • prominent incisors
    • open-rooted
    • yellow with age
    • no canines or premolars
  13. What does "open-rooted" mean?
    they grow continuously
  14. What is the diastema?
    space between incisors and molars where we place a stomach tube
  15. Should we feed rodents a seed diet?
    no
  16. What should we feed rodents?
    • lab block
    • can supplement with dark leafy vegetables or hay
  17. How can we tell the sex of rodents?
    anogenital distance
  18. What is the anogenital distance?
    • distance between anus and genital papilla
    • longer in males
  19. What are the different parasites we see in rodents?
    • syphacia
    • hymenolepsis
    • prosthenorchis
    • passalurus
    • abbreviata
    • gastrodiscoides
    • trichosomoides
    • oesophagostomum
  20. How do we usually treat parasites in rodents?
    panacur
  21. Are parasites common in rodents?
    no

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