Essential oils and fungal infection

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Tracis
Let Sleeping Pigs Lie

Post   » Wed May 21, 2008 2:07 am


Wanita looks so beautiful! She is so lucky to have you, 1921kathryn. You have done such a wonderful job for her. :)

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Cavies 'n Cobwebs

Post   » Wed May 21, 2008 5:28 pm


Your thanks are much appreciated, Kathryn. :·)

Keep up the good work and keep a close eye on Wanita's weight.

As for the butt-dragging, my sows have all done it on occasion. Especially when I've put down the clean towels/fleece. I think they are 'stating their claim'. :·)

1921kathryn

Post   » Thu May 22, 2008 8:44 am


Sorry to post the same pic again but the original one was way too small

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I just can't help myself the below pic is one of my favorites taken approximately 2 weeks ago

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Ok that's all from me for a while :)

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rshevin

Post   » Thu May 22, 2008 10:07 am


Oh look at all that grass! YUMMY! Her fur still has a "not so healthy" quality to it that will hopefully improve as she continues to get well. She's looking wonderful. You're doing a great job.

EllieMom

Post   » Thu May 22, 2008 10:16 am


I'm so impressed with how hard you've worked with little Wanita. She looks like a completely different pig.

cavy_cool_crazy

Post   » Fri May 23, 2008 7:09 am


I take my hat off to you, you've done a fantastic job with Wanita. She looks like a different pig, and so much happier and more comfortable.

1921kathryn

Post   » Thu Jul 10, 2008 10:49 pm


Hi everyone :) Just thought I'd show you another pic of Wanitas progress. WHAT A CUTIE! She's now 650g I'm so impressed with her improvement (original fungal weight was 525g) her hair still continues to grow around her face. Note the heavy crystal food bowls, nothings too good for Wanita ;)

I can even get her to do the circle trick for a treat, (my partner thinks this demeans her.) I love it, it makes me laugh every time.



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rshevin

Post   » Thu Jul 10, 2008 11:01 pm


Oh wow! She's looking even better. There's a quality to her fur that's even better now. Lovely girl.

Tracis
Let Sleeping Pigs Lie

Post   » Fri Jul 11, 2008 1:41 am


She is gorgeous. :)

Alibabble

Post   » Fri Jul 11, 2008 2:00 am


She looks so much better!

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Lynx
RESIST

Post   » Fri Jul 11, 2008 10:26 am


Oh, yes, big improvement!

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sef1268

Post   » Fri Jul 11, 2008 11:44 am


Sorry, I haven't read back through your thread. Was this from using Program? Really great results.

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WEAVER
one pig at a time.

Post   » Fri Jul 11, 2008 1:42 pm


She looks wonderful!

ellenvega
Skol Pigs!

Post   » Fri Jul 11, 2008 2:17 pm


Awesome! She looks great. Good job!

1921kathryn

Post   » Sat Jul 12, 2008 9:48 am


Sef1268 in reply to your question was is program

"I haven't read back through your thread. Was this from using Program?"

No I didn't use program but was considering it in the later stages, then she seemed to improve with her heath so I didn't want to overdose her with medication.

I started with ivermectin but credit neem oil, fungal cream, olive/coconut oil and daktrain oral gel (for babies). The daktrain oral gel was administered orally for any internal fungal spores she may have in her system especially as Wanita's fungal condition was advanced. I did give her one dosage of Revolution at the end of treatment, but didn't follow up on the next recommended dosage

Not all conservative veterinary treatment, but hey it worked for me

I did have constant guidance from Thistle Cavies

Fingers crossed it doesn't come back, it's winter is Australia so I figure it's gonna be less of a problem.

I would maybe like to detail Wanita's treatment at some stage if this is ok with GL? Lynx?
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sef1268

Post   » Sat Jul 12, 2008 10:17 am


Good info; thanks. I asked because a GP rescue near me is dealing with a severe fungal case (originally thought to be mites), and I recommended Program if no improvement w/ micronidazole. I might also contact her and also mention neem oil and coconut oil. I've had good luck with both on skin issues.

Kudos to you for your hard work and good success! :}

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rshevin

Post   » Sat Jul 12, 2008 11:08 am


A detailed description of Wanita's treatment would fit well in the GLX files as a case history. It'll be nice to have a reference.

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Lynx
RESIST

Post   » Sat Jul 12, 2008 4:48 pm


Yes, feel free to do so. The more detail with dates (or "two weeks later" "the next day" -- some kind of time reference) and detail on what you tried, would be great.

Sometimes one does not really know exactly the most effective medicine (this may be the situatioin with your case - but it can still help).

1921kathryn

Post   » Thu Jul 31, 2008 10:38 am


Hi all

I noticed some dandruff on Wanita's eye and ear area.

I'm assuming the fungal has flared up again ;(

I know that she was well advanced with the fungal condition to begin so I shouldn't be surprised that it's come back for another visit

I've started her on fungal cream again and just gave her a olive oil soak to relieve the dryness from all the cream I've used over the last 10 days

On the bright side I know I'm alot more educated with her condition so better the devil you know, but geez it's a royal pain in the backside!

She is totally free range she sleeps in the lounge room under the couch and has a separate dining/hangout area in the sun room, she roams from room to room stopping on the way to hang out in corners and under tables etc.

It is nearly impossible to sanitize every inch of these rooms, and it would break my heart to confine her to one area but I feel that she may pick up fugal spores from a bit of carpet or stray fungal hair left lying around the house

Ok now to the main question, can anyone help me with a detailed description or picture/s of "scurfing"? I'm having difficulty distinguishing knowing what is scurfing (the skin healing itself from treatment) and what is actual fungal "flakes" (still hanging around) as they both appear to be similar in appearance.

The other thing is she's appears to be malting alot of hair when I rub her with cream/oil alot of strands fall out, not the original hair loss in clumps, but still I'm concerned. Is it normal for guinea pigs to shed or malt a bit of hair on different occasions or is this another thing for me to worry about

Any suggestions appreciated K

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Lynx
RESIST

Post   » Thu Jul 31, 2008 11:18 pm


Sometimes fungus can be difficult to completely get rid of. Not rereading but I take it you treated for mites with ivermectin or Revolution as a precautionary measure?

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