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.
"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?
- Supporter in 2019
Kudos to you for your hard work and good success! :}
Sometimes one does not really know exactly the most effective medicine (this may be the situatioin with your case - but it can still help).
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