The ACBA Article Library

ACBA is providing select articles printed in JACBA (Journal of the American Cavy Breeders Association) over the years. We hope this information will help you raise and exhibit better cavies. By joining ACBA you will receive the latest news and information about our hobby, as published in JACBA (a 48 page magazine published four times a year.) As a member, you will also receive our Guidebook, containing over 100 pages of valuable information written by cavy breeders.

  • Breeds and Varieties: Abyssinians - Judging the Abyssinian Cavy (2009)
  • Breeds and Varieties: Americans - Exhibition
  • Breeds and Varieties: Coronets & Silkies - Raising and Showing
  • Breeds and Varieties: Peruvians - from the 1974 Guidebook
  • Breeds and Varieties: Teddies - Evaluating
  • Breeds and Varieties: Texel - Basic Selection, Care, and Show Preparation
  • Breeds and Varieties: Chocolates - Getting to Know Them
  • Breeds and Varieties: Dutch - The Dutch Cavy (2010)
  • Breeds and Varieties: Himilayan - Judging the Himilayan (2007)
  • Breeds and Varieties: Martens - Raising Marten Cavies
  • Breeds and Varieties: Tans - The Amazing Tan Cavy (2009)
  • Exhibiting: Hotel & Motel Etiquette
  • Exhibiting: Cultivating New Breeders
  • Exhibiting: Defining Color - What is the Perfect Color (2013)
  • Exhibiting: On Being a Mentor
  • Exhibiting: Show Etiquette (2010)
  • General: ARBA Standard Changes (2008)
  • General: Cavy Standard Changes 40s-80s ((2008)
  • General: Impact of Animal Hobbies (2007)
  • General: Dana's Guide to Hosting an ACBA Specialty (2012)
  • General: Pedigrees and other Useful Tools (2008)
  • General: Registering Your Cavy (2008)
  • General: What is in Your Medicine Chest?
  • Health: Alopecia in Cavies
  • Health: Antibiotic Use
  • Health: Bumblefoot (Pododermatitis)
  • Health: Cataracts in Cavies
  • Health: Caviary Safety
  • Health: Diarrhea in Cavies - Part 1
  • Health: Diarrhea in Cavies - Part 2
  • Health: Dystocia in Cavies
  • Health: Ectopic Pregnancies
  • Health: External Parasites in Cavies
  • Health: The Eyes Have It
  • Health: Feeding Orphaned Pups (2008)
  • Health: Feeding the Sick Guinea Pig
  • Health: Fungal Skin Disease in Cavies
  • Health: Hypocalcemia in Cavies
  • Health: Mastitis in Cavies
  • Health: Oh, What a Boar! Part 1
  • Health: Oh, What a Boar! Part 2
  • Health: One Lump, or Two? Part 1
  • Health: One Lump, or Two? Part 2
  • Health: Pregnancy Toxemia in Cavies (Article 1)
  • Health: Pregnancy Toxemia in Cavies (Article 2)
  • Health: Pregnancy and Hypocalcemia in Cavies
  • Health: Uterine Prolapse in Cavies
  • Husbandry: Bathing the Show Cavy
  • Husbandry: Breeding Overview
  • Husbandry: Is Your Cavy in Season?
  • Husbandry: Feed - What Can Go Wrong? (2009
  • Husbandry: Game Plan for Healthy Cavies
  • Husbandry: Producing Better Show Animals
  • Husbandry: Recordkeeping in the Caviary - Part 1
  • Husbandry: Recordkeeping in the Caviary - Part 2
  • Husbandry: Selecting for Breed Vigor
  • Husbandry: Shipping Stress and the Cavy
  • Husbandry: Urine Odor Control in the Caviary
  • Husbandry: Vitamin C & the Cavy
  • Husbandry: The Value of a Five-Year Plan (2011)
  • History: Hall of Fame (1995) Irvin Reinhart
  • History: Hall of Fame (1996) Bruce Eisel
  • History: Hall of Fame (1999) Ernie Parks
  • History: Hall of Fame (2001) Chuck Steel
  • History: Hall of Fame (2001) Lenore Gergen
  • History: Show Dedication (2001) Marolyn Briese
  • History: Hall of Fame (2006) Gene Gergen
  • History: Special Features (2007) Barb and Al Butler
  • History: Hall of Fame (2008) Mary Anne Chmura & Nean Lund
  • History: Hall of Fame (2010) Rosalie Beard & Mary Lou Eisel
  • History: Hall of Fame (2011) Peg Hailey
  • History: Hall of Fame (2011) Bob & Judy Ingersol
  • History: Hall of Fame (2012) James Neilsen
  • History: Hall of Fame (2012) Robert Spitzer
  • History: Hall of Fame (2013) Steve Lussier
  • Prose: All I Ever Needed to Know ...
  • Prose: Brazil Story
  • Prose: Bradford Show
  • Prose: Driving to Cavy Shows
  • Prose: Gracie's First Show
  • Prose: Gracie's Special Diary
  • Prose: A Hobby for Jenny
  • Prose: Show Board in King Arthur's Court
  • Prose: Winter Passage
  • Youth: Youth Royalty Contest 2006
  • Youth: Youth Royalty Contest 2008
  • Youth: Youth Royalty Contest 2010
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