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by KateR
Mon Jan 27, 2014 11:40 am
Forum: Health
Topic: Persistent ear infection/head tilt.
Replies: 3
Views: 297

Re: Persistent ear infection/head tilt.

We've found that generally once they get a tilt it stays.
by KateR
Mon Dec 30, 2013 10:08 pm
Forum: Health
Topic: Vet recommendation for neutering please - Halifax
Replies: 1
Views: 317

Re: Vet recommendation for neutering please - Halifax

Sarah Brown at Holly House in Leeds - no one else operates on our rats unless it's an emergency.

Pred at Chantry Vets in Wakefield is awesome too.
by KateR
Sat Dec 28, 2013 10:33 pm
Forum: Health
Topic: Advice please - ETA old age, grieving, or other?
Replies: 5
Views: 409

Re: Advice please

Our medicine box would rival that of a vet surgery's pharmacy ;) So Nonna came up the road with us, but had perked up loads within 24 hours of starting baytril. On Christmas Day we noticed her teeth were misaligned so managed to cut them with my mum's dog nail clippers, which was interesting. She's ...
by KateR
Tue Dec 24, 2013 8:17 am
Forum: Health
Topic: Advice please - ETA old age, grieving, or other?
Replies: 5
Views: 409

Re: Advice please

Well by the time we got in from work her breathing was respy. We still went to have her checked. Were seen 80 minutes after our appointment time by a new vet who was a bit rubbish. After asking us what we fed them, what we use in the cages and if they could have lepto he swabbed her nose - just to l...
by KateR
Mon Dec 23, 2013 9:40 pm
Forum: Health
Topic: Advice please - ETA old age, grieving, or other?
Replies: 5
Views: 409

Re: Advice please

Yeah we are here now, appointment was nearly an hour ago. Just hoped someone might have suggestions.

She has eaten some pasta but her breathing is now rapid.
by KateR
Mon Dec 23, 2013 8:33 am
Forum: Health
Topic: Blood in urine
Replies: 6
Views: 511

Re: Blood in urine

UTI, tumour. I'd try ABs first.
by KateR
Sun Dec 22, 2013 8:55 pm
Forum: Health
Topic: Advice please - ETA old age, grieving, or other?
Replies: 5
Views: 409

Advice please - ETA old age, grieving, or other?

I just wanted to pick your brains on Nonna. She's a rescue so we aren't sure on age - she was thought to be 6 months-ish when we got her so that would make her 15 months now but she could easily be a lot older. We lost her sister suddenly last weekend - just found her dead and she'd not been unwell ...
by KateR
Tue Nov 19, 2013 7:04 am
Forum: Health
Topic: My rat needs oxygen
Replies: 3
Views: 691

Re: My rat needs oxygen

If they've needed oxygen they've stayed at the vet. We have an emergency oxygen tank but only for transporting them to the vet rather than a long term thing.
by KateR
Sun Nov 10, 2013 12:27 am
Forum: Forum help
Topic: Discussions relating to Hantavirus *Poll Added 6th April*
Replies: 270
Views: 28624

Re: Discussions relating to Hantavirus *Poll Added 6th April

Well we had 20 people tested. The HPA were pleased with that. We've all got our kits for the rat urine tests. I've got 7 sets for taking blood from people who can't get to a session and loads of urine kits for anyone who wants to provide some. They'll not be linked to a blood sample but will provide...
by KateR
Wed Oct 30, 2013 9:30 am
Forum: Forum help
Topic: Discussions relating to Hantavirus *Poll Added 6th April*
Replies: 270
Views: 28624

Re: Discussions relating to Hantavirus *Poll Added 6th April

The HPA bods want to know roughly how many people to expect at the Halifax session so they know how many nurses to send, so can you please let me know if you plan on coming, thanks.
by KateR
Sat Oct 05, 2013 6:32 pm
Forum: Forum help
Topic: Discussions relating to Hantavirus *Poll Added 6th April*
Replies: 270
Views: 28624

Re: Discussions relating to Hantavirus *Poll Added 6th April

Reply to the further questions: 1 - will you be able to test children (we have a mum of a 3 year old asking)? To be eligible for the study, volunteers need to be a (fancy) rat owner and be aged 18 years or older (the ethical approval we have for this study only allows volunteers to be 18 or over) 2 ...
by KateR
Fri Oct 04, 2013 11:42 am
Forum: Forum help
Topic: Discussions relating to Hantavirus *Poll Added 6th April*
Replies: 270
Views: 28624

Re: Discussions relating to Hantavirus *Poll Added 6th April

We are arranging fun events for the Sowood session, and will post details in due course. There's also a Facebook event page https://www.facebook.com/events/5361505 ... ts&fref=ts
by KateR
Tue Oct 01, 2013 10:37 am
Forum: Health
Topic: Contagious infections record
Replies: 13
Views: 11575

Re: Contagious infections record

town/county: Wilberfoss (near York), Yorkshire
symptoms: respiratory symptoms, pneumonia, 4 deaths
events/places visited within the last 3 weeks that may pose a risk to others: YRC show Sheffield 21st September
any additional info: Possibly Sendai
by KateR
Thu Sep 26, 2013 8:40 am
Forum: Health
Topic: Spinal injury?
Replies: 2
Views: 311

Re: Spinal injury?

He has a urine infection. Maybe the plug caused that? Baytril and metacam and review. Fingers crossed everyone.
by KateR
Thu Sep 26, 2013 8:03 am
Forum: Health
Topic: Spinal injury?
Replies: 2
Views: 311

Spinal injury?

Kev has just had to rush off to the vet with Byron, who is a 6 month old buck. Found him on the floor of the cage unable to move his back end. Part of the tail sensation is gone but it's there nearer the base and in his feet. No obvious pain, front end looks happy and normal. I assume he's had a fal...

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