Myco-resistance?

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Valeria1
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Myco-resistance?

Post by Valeria1 » Mon Nov 05, 2018 7:24 pm

I wonder if anyone could recommend to me a breeder in the south of England who specialises in breeding for health and longevity, in particular for resistance to myco and other respiratory illnesses. I'm not at all fussed about the variety of rat. I recently lost my rat to myco and don't think I can watch another rat gradually succumb to that disease.

She originally came from a pet shop, and lived to be three years old - which I understand is a good age for a rat, let alone for a single rat from a pet shop (she ended up single through a series of accidents) - and had the best of care, both from the local vet and from an exotics specialist consultant. But myco seems particularly horrible to me, and if I decide to get two more rats - which is by no means certain - I want to get the healthiest rats possible.

I would be very grateful for recommendations on the basis of your experience with individual breeders, should that be allowed on this forum.

Many thanks

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Re: Myco-resistance?

Post by cyber ratty » Tue Nov 06, 2018 6:34 pm

Most of the breeders on the NFRS list will be selecting for myco resistance, and if they've been doing that for a while, or their foundation rats came from a line with resistance, then you will see a huge improvement. There can be exceptions of course, but generally you can expect that to be one of the benefits, it's quite easy to select for.

Incidentally, rats do best in groups, so start with a trio, and add a couple after a year or so to keep the group rolling with a mix of ages. :luck:

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Re: Myco-resistance?

Post by Valeria1 » Tue Nov 06, 2018 10:57 pm

Thank you, Mary.

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