Considering breeding? – Some things to think about beforehand
How to choose your rat – Male or female? Which variety is right for you?
What to do if your rat dies – Cemetery and loss counseling information
Types of rats at Echo – Description of standards and varieties
The importance of necropsies – Why animal autopsies are important
Disinfection and hygiene – How to clean your rat room
Veterinary terminology – Figuring out what those words mean
Phenols – Why is cedar so bad?
Pet insurance – Is it right for you?
Book list – Suggestions and summaries
Kilham’s rat virus (KRV)
Theiler’s murine encephalomylitis virus (TMEV)
Quarantine vs isolation
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