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by RedFraggle
Tue Nov 01, 2016 9:32 am
Forum: Health
Topic: Whether to PTS
Replies: 5
Views: 1016

Re: Whether to PTS

I'd get her on daily prednisolone as it was probably the steroid that helped. If you crush the tablets and mix the powder with nutella she'll probably just eat it. You could also try cabergoline with the steroid. It does sound like some sort of tumor, PT or otherwise, in her head. You can't fix it. ...
by RedFraggle
Sun Oct 23, 2016 10:09 am
Forum: Health
Topic: Baytril Burn and Frusol Dose
Replies: 5
Views: 793

Re: Baytril Burn and Frusol Dose

Yes, the link I posted says it's effective against myco
by RedFraggle
Sat Oct 22, 2016 1:15 pm
Forum: Health
Topic: Baytril Burn and Frusol Dose
Replies: 5
Views: 793

Re: Baytril Burn and Frusol Dose

Good news
Efex is marbofloxacin so the same drug class as baytril (fluoroquinolones)
http://ratguide.com/meds/antimicrobial_ ... oxacin.php
by RedFraggle
Sat Oct 22, 2016 6:42 am
Forum: Health
Topic: Doxy Dosage
Replies: 1
Views: 527

Re: Doxy Dosage

What does your rat weigh and what is wrong with it ?
Your actual dose is 4mg. If your rat is 400g that is 10mg/kg. If it's for a resp issue it's at the higher end but not unreasonable
http://ratguide.com/meds/antimicrobial_ ... ycline.php
by RedFraggle
Fri Oct 21, 2016 6:43 am
Forum: Health
Topic: Injured back leg - Ibuprofen dose?
Replies: 3
Views: 771

Re: Injured back leg - Ibuprofen dose?

I would dose at 20mg/kg
http://ratguide.com/meds/nsaids/ibuprofen.php
It'd be about 0.5ml
by RedFraggle
Wed Oct 19, 2016 8:37 am
Forum: Health
Topic: Refusing necessary medicine.
Replies: 5
Views: 922

Re: Refusing necessary medicine.

I wouldn't worry if the other rat gets a bit. It happens.
You could ask your vet for the poultry version of Baytril which is 10% rather than 2.5 to get the volume down. I often do that.
by RedFraggle
Fri Oct 14, 2016 10:41 pm
Forum: Health
Topic: Baytril Burn and Frusol Dose
Replies: 5
Views: 793

Re: Baytril Burn and Frusol Dose

The dose range for furosemide varies http://ratguide.com/meds/urinary_tract_agents/furosemide.php I'd go higher if it's not working at what's been prescribed. Baytril burns take a while to show, hopefully he'll be ok. I never had a problem years ago when they used to routinely inject baytril so ther...
by RedFraggle
Fri Oct 14, 2016 12:27 pm
Forum: Behaviour
Topic: 2 weeks on and are they settling in OK?
Replies: 3
Views: 848

Re: 2 weeks on and are they settling in OK?

Try feeding baby food (something like banana custard works well) from a teaspoon or on your fingers so they can't run off and eat it.
by RedFraggle
Wed Oct 05, 2016 10:17 pm
Forum: Other care
Topic: Introducing another rat or rats to my 1 year old Male
Replies: 4
Views: 1084

Re: Introducing another rat or rats to my 1 year old Male

Halcyon Stud is in Lowestoft and Wood Green animal home always have rats (just off the A14 at Huntingdon)
by RedFraggle
Fri Sep 09, 2016 8:20 am
Forum: Health
Topic: Pituitary Tumour and respiratory issues
Replies: 7
Views: 1209

Re: Pituitary Tumour and respiratory issues

Have replied on the rabbit forum Amy.
It's still licensed in the UK
Brand name is Dostinex
https://www.medicines.org.uk/emcmobile/ ... RODUCTINFO
by RedFraggle
Thu Sep 08, 2016 9:55 am
Forum: Health
Topic: Pituitary Tumour and respiratory issues
Replies: 7
Views: 1209

Re: Pituitary Tumour and respiratory issues

Your vet can prescribe human cabergoline if the rat won't take the liquid form. They can do that for any med under the EU cascade where there isn't a veterinary licensed option in that type of formulation.
by RedFraggle
Thu Aug 18, 2016 8:36 am
Forum: Behaviour
Topic: Pancaking ?
Replies: 4
Views: 1066

Re: Pancaking ?

How old is he and is he overweight?
If he's getting on it could be heart related.
by RedFraggle
Sun Aug 14, 2016 8:19 am
Forum: Health
Topic: Bald neck
Replies: 8
Views: 1389

Re: Bald neck

Don't underestimate a small alpha, mine is about 550g and he can flip Bisley who is 750g over.
Walter also barbers and I have a feeling he does it as he really has to exert his authority because his two cagemates are soooo much bigger than him
by RedFraggle
Mon Aug 08, 2016 7:48 am
Forum: Behaviour
Topic: Is it OK for them to immerse their heads??
Replies: 3
Views: 782

Re: Is it OK for them to immerse their heads??

They like to dive. When they swim they'll dive under and do a roll like a person would on reaching the end of a pool and turning. I think they know what they're doing.
by RedFraggle
Fri Jul 15, 2016 6:45 am
Forum: Habitat
Topic: Savic royal suite for young rats
Replies: 7
Views: 1718

Re: Savic royal suite for young rats

Mine is assembled wrong too!

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