Read about what the encyclopaedia will include and how much progress we've made.
What will be in the encyclopaedia?
Below is a list of the contents, including the sections, chapters, and subchapters. Please note that the subchapters go into even further detail; for example, the subchapter Vitamin C has the following subheadings: chemistry, history, metabolism and storage, preservation, requirements, food high in vitamin C, food low in vitamin C, hypovitaminosis C, and hypervitaminosis C.
SECTION I: CLASSIFICATION
Chapter 1. Evolutionary history WHAT IS EVOLUTION | THE APPEARANCE OF LIFE | THE EVOLUTION OF GUINEA PIGS
Chapter 2. Taxonomy WHAT IS TAXONOMY | THE CLASSIFICATION OF THE GUINEA PIG
Chapter 71. Handling PICKING UP FROM THE SIDE | PICKING UP FROM ABOVE | PICKING UP WITH ONE ARM | HOLDING A NERVOUS GUINEA PIG | HOLDING MULTIPLE GUINEA PIGS PATTING, STROKING, AND SCRATCHING | BURRITO WRAPPING | PLACING THEM BACK DOWN | BEHAVIOUR WHEN HANDLING | ESCAPE AND CAPTURE
Chapter 72. Travelling CARRIERS | TRAVELLING BY CAR | TRAVELLING BY PLANE | TRAVELLING BY PUBLIC TRANSPORT | CAMPING | STAYING IN A PET-FRIENDLY HOTEL THE STAY-AT-HOME GUINEA PIG | INTERNATIONAL LAWS
Chapter 78. Surgery PREPARATION FOR SURGERY | THE SURGICAL PROCESS | POST-SURGICAL CARE | DE-SEXING
Chapter 79. Medications ANAESTHETICS | ANALGESICS | ANTI-INFLAMMATORIES | ANTISEPTICS | ANTIHELMINTHICS | ANTIPARASITICS | ANTIBACTERIALS | ANTIFUNGALS ANTIPROTOZOALS | ANTIVIRALS | ANTIHISTAMINES | ANTIDOTES | STEROIDS | HAEMATOLOGICAL MEDICINE | CARDIOVASCULAR MEDICINE RESPIRATORY MEDICINE | GASTROINTESTINAL MEDICINE | ENDOCRINOLOGICAL MEDICINE | RHEUMATOLOGICAL MEDICINE | NEUROLOGICAL MEDICINE HEPATIC AND UROLOGICAL MEDICINE | DERMATOLOGICAL MEDICINE | ONCOLOGICAL MEDICINE | GYNAECOLOGICAL AND OBSTETRIC MEDICINE | EYE MEDICINE PREPARATIONS AND SUPPLEMENTS | KNOWN DANGEROUS DRUGS
Chapter 80. First aid HOME FIRST AID KIT | HOME MEDICATING | CPR | UNCONSCIOUSNESS | SHOCK | FRIGHT | CHOKING | ANAPHYLAXIS | HEATSTROKE | HYPOTHERMIA | DEHYDRATION BURNS | SEIZURES | POISONING | CUTS AND ABRASIONS | DEEP WOUNDS | FRACTURED OR BROKEN LIMBS
Chapter 100. Immunological disease (immune and lymphatic system) ALLERGIES | ANTHRAX | AUTOIMMUNE DISEASE | BLACKLEG | CERVICAL LYMPHADENITIS | DIPHTHERIA | PSEUDOTUBERCULOSIS | SPLENIC ABSCESS TOXOPLASMOSIS | TUMOURS OF THE LYMPHATIC SYSTEM
Chapter 101. Endocrinological disease (endocrine system and its organs) AMYLOIDOSIS | CUSHING'S DISEASE (HYPERADRENOCORTICISM) | DIABETES | KETOSIS | TUMOURS OF THE ADRENAL GLAND | TUMOURS OF THE THYROID GLAND
Chapter 102. Gastroenterological disease (stomach and intestines) BLOAT (GASTRIC TORSION) | BOTULISM | CECITIS | COLITIS | ENTERITIS | GASTRIC DILATION AND VOLVULUS | GASTRIC STASIS | GASTRIC ULCERS | IMPACTED ANAL SACK IMPACTED CECUM | INTUSSUSCEPTION | PERITONITIS | PROLAPSED RECTUM | TRICHOBEZOAR | TUMOURS OF THE INTESTINES | TUMOURS OF THE STOMACH
Chapter 103. Hepatological disease (liver, pancreas, and gallbladder) AFLATOXICOSIS | CHOLELITHIASIS (GALLSTONES) | FOCAL COAGULATIVE NECROSIS OF LIVER | HEPATIC LIPIDOSIS | HEPATITIS | RUPTURED LIVER TUMOURS OF THE GALLBLADDER | TUMOURS OF THE LIVER | TUMOURS OF THE PANCREAS
Chapter 104. Urological disease (kidneys and bladder) BLADDER PARALYSIS | CYSTITIS | KIDNEY FAILURE | NEPHRITIS | NEPHROSIS | RENAL ISCHAEMIA | TUMOURS OF THE BLADDER | TUMOURS OF THE KIDNEYS URETHRITIS | UROLITHIASIS (URINARY TRACT STONES)
Chapter 105. Gynaecological disease (female reproductive organs) CYSTIC OVARIES | ENDOMETRITIS | MASTITIS | METRITIS | PROLAPSED VAGINA | PYOMETRA (UTERINE INFECTION) | TUMOURS OF THE OVARIES TUMOURS OF THE UTERUS | UTERINE HAEMORRHAGE
Chapter 106. Andrological disease (male reproductive organs) ANAL FOLD DERMATITIS | CAULIFLOWER WILLY | OBSTRUCTION OF URETHRA AND SEMINAL VESICULITIS | POSTHITIS | PREPUCE INFECTION PROLAPSED PENIS (PARAPHIMOSIS) | TUMOURS OF THE TESTICLES
Chapter 108. Whole body disease EMACIATION | OBESITY | SCURVY | SUDDEN DEATH | WASTING DISEASE (ATROPHY)
How much progress has been made?
The research aspect alone will take many years to complete; this is the part we are still working on. So far we have downloaded and taken notes on thousands of scientific papers, and all these so far are papers we have come across from the reference section of textbooks. We have not even begun independent searches yet! We have finished this first round of note taking for sections I and II and are currently reading articles and taking notes for section III.
How you can help There are many gaps in our knowledge of guinea pigs that Wheektown hopes to fill by conducting our own survey-based research. You can tell us about your guinea pig's medications, diet, and diseases, you can provide photographs and anecdotes, and you can share articles.