The symptoms are lack lustre appearance, lethargy but not always poor appetite. The way to confirm your diagnosis is to look into the lower eyelidsand they will appear a very pallid pink or white. If in doubt, compare with a healthy guinea pig.
I have found that one of the best treatments for this condition is 0.4 daily of Vitabiotic’s Feroglobin for a week. As this is a a syrup, it is far easier to administer and the honey and malt flavour make it more acceptable to guinea pigs than the brewer’s yeast tablets I used to use. It has the added advantage of having a long shelf life. Attention, has of course to be made to what feed is being provided
At Great Ormond Street Children’s Hospital