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Tiffany passed away Monday and has been necropsied. Some results are still out for culture, but the initial finding is Pneumonia and Bordetella. She crashed so quickly that this makes sense, but now I'm scared to death for the others.
I have sterilized the cage, thrown water bottles away, pellet dishes, etc., and replaced.
Mo and Molly show no signs right now. What do I put them on? What more do I do? And how on earth did Tiffany get this? We have no children and no other pets, and very few visitors.
My Gizmo came home from the pet store with bordetella, and was sick and handfed/on various runs of antibiotics for several months. We did a snot culture and he had a strain resistant to baytril.
The pig he was living with was never ill from it, and is still in good health, even after Giz recently passed from pneumonia (possibly a bordetella flareup, but he was sick and gone before there was a chance to do a culture). Again, none of the pigs I own showed any signs of illness.
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Interesting about Mr. Gizmo. Tiffany was born at my house and was nearly 5, and a picture of good health to the human eye. No prolonged anything with her.
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Since all my new rescue pigsters get the vaccination I never ever had any death due to Bortedella again.
If interested I can give more detailed informations.
The page sited there states that there is a vaccination for guinea pigs for bordetella, but that vaccinated pigs then become carriers, which suggests that a benign infection may be possible?
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It's very hard to talk to these folks, you end up talking to a person answering the phone who is reading from a report. I have a call into Dr. Ragsdale in the diagnostic department. He supervised the case.
I emailed Pinta.
Keep in mind most illnesses are the greatest threat to a guinea pig with a weakened (for whatever reason) immune system. I'm glad you're getting more information to determine what the bacteria is.
I'm going to move your other thread to Cavy Chat since this will be the medical one.