Small animals include rats, mice, gerbils, hamsters, rabbits, guinea pigs and ferrets.
Here are links to small animal-related diseases:
Hantavirus Syndrome (HVS) - A viral disease contracted through contact with the urine, saliva or faeces of rats and mice
Lymphocytic Choriomeningitis - A viral disease associated with rodents
Plague - A bacterial disease which primarily affects wild rodents.
Salmonella - A bacterial disease associated with birds, reptiles and various mammals including dogs
Tularemia - A bacterial disease associated with rabbits [not in Ireland]
VTEC - A bacterial disease associated with rabbits and farm animals
Last updated: 22 January 2019