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by Stovokor
Fri Jan 23, 2015 6:21 pm
Forum: Behaviour
Topic: Wild about Wildies
Replies: 231
Views: 48319

Re: Wild about Wildies

Yes, I am Laura Amy Holt on there.
by Stovokor
Thu Nov 20, 2014 3:09 pm
Forum: Health
Topic: Please help! Really bad side-sucking
Replies: 34
Views: 7002

Re: Please help! Really bad side-sucking

Sounds like heart issues to me. You should have seen an improvement with the diuretics by now, and if you haven't, well, it's up to you, but if she was mine, I would PTS.
by Stovokor
Tue Nov 18, 2014 4:13 pm
Forum: Habitat
Topic: The death of Plastikote
Replies: 17
Views: 5891

Re: The death of Plastikote

Hammerite IS quite hard wearing, but you need to let it set properly, I hose cold water on it a few times a da,y for a few days, and it makes a hell of a difference. I only found this out after I left I few cages out in the rain, and noticed the effect it had vs them not getting wet and cold.
by Stovokor
Mon Nov 10, 2014 7:10 pm
Forum: Health
Topic: Harka Mectin - is it a monthly application?
Replies: 4
Views: 1387

Re: Harka Mectin - is it a monthly application?

Ivermectin lasts 28 days approx in the system, but you don't need to keep dosing them every month, only when they have an issue?
by Stovokor
Tue Oct 07, 2014 4:20 pm
Forum: Health
Topic: Rat isn't eating and is losing weight
Replies: 10
Views: 2467

Re: Rat isn't eating and is losing weight

My initial thought reading this would be heart failure. http://ratguide.com/health/cardiovascular/congestive_heart_failure.php Blood tests and scans aren't needed, and are often far too stressful on already ill rats as they require sedation unless you have a skilled vet, and GA on sick rats isn't id...
by Stovokor
Tue Jul 22, 2014 10:24 pm
Forum: Health
Topic: Vets needed in wigan.
Replies: 2
Views: 1063

Re: Vets needed in wigan.

My vets are excellent. I see George.

Gilmore Vets 52-54 High Street, Standish, Wigan 01257 426110
by Stovokor
Tue Jul 22, 2014 10:22 pm
Forum: Health
Topic: Ivermectin Age
Replies: 9
Views: 1664

Re: Ivermectin Age

Selamectin, but the difference is only slight, and you should not encounter issues with either at the correct dose.
by Stovokor
Mon Jul 21, 2014 10:50 pm
Forum: Health
Topic: Ivermectin Age
Replies: 9
Views: 1664

Re: Ivermectin Age

Just treat them?
by Stovokor
Mon Jul 21, 2014 9:22 pm
Forum: Health
Topic: Ivermectin Age
Replies: 9
Views: 1664

Re: Ivermectin Age

I treat nursing/pregnant mums as per normal, and if kittens are itching under 4.5 weeks old, then I treat mum so it passes through the milk.
by Stovokor
Tue Jul 08, 2014 11:18 pm
Forum: Behaviour
Topic: Wild about Wildies
Replies: 231
Views: 48319

Re: Wild about Wildies

If there are injuries and weight loss in any rats, I would downsize cage, otherwise let the group dynamic settle.
by Stovokor
Wed Jun 18, 2014 6:05 pm
Forum: Health
Topic: Mites
Replies: 1
Views: 569

Re: Mites

I use ivermectin on nursing does fine. You need HUGE doses to cause issues according to lab studies.
by Stovokor
Sun Jun 15, 2014 12:51 am
Forum: Health
Topic: new born dumbo rats [clicking noises when breathing]
Replies: 4
Views: 1494

Re: new born dumbo rats

No it's not normal. How is mum doing? Any noises or sneezing from her?
by Stovokor
Sun Jun 15, 2014 12:50 am
Forum: Health
Topic: lice!
Replies: 2
Views: 777

Re: lice!

It's much easier to use a spot on version than go dicing with concentrated horse wormer. Most pet shops sell spot ons like this this: http://www.petsathome.com/shop/en/pets/anti-parasite-spot-on-for-rabbits-and-guinea-pigs-by-beaphar or for smaller rats under 300g http://www.petsathome.com/shop/en/p...
by Stovokor
Wed Jun 11, 2014 3:29 pm
Forum: Health
Topic: scabs and cuts on shoulders, already treated with ivermectin
Replies: 9
Views: 2039

Re: scabs and cuts on shoulders, already treated with iverme

Can you get a picture at all? It could be staph rather than mites.
by Stovokor
Wed Apr 30, 2014 12:17 am
Forum: Health
Topic: Mites/Lice
Replies: 14
Views: 2718

Re: Mites/Lice

Xeno and Xenex are made by the same company, one containing Ivermectin, the other Permethrin, and it's the Xenex which ideally should be avoided, as Permethrin really isn't very safe at all, though rats and other animals can have reactions to Ivermectin too, but it's far rarer.

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